Umm Al-Qura University – Academic Spine, Saudi Arabia

Project Description

Umm Al-Qura University is considered the first higher education institution in Saudi Arabia. It is distinguished by its unique location in the Holy City of Makkah and its academic reputation of excellence in Islamic studies and scientific & applied disciplines.

The university is built on a plot area of 1,500,000 m2, with a total footprint area of 100,000 m2. The project comprises the following new academic buildings, extensions to existing academic buildings, and non-academic buildings:
• new academic buildings (built-up area of 155,000 m2): Business Administration College, Community College, Islamic Economics College, Services & Continuing Education College, Judicial Studies College, and Islamic Architecture Department, in addition to academic spine buildings
• extensions to existing academic buildings (built-up area of 74,000 m2): Applied Sciences College, Sharia & Islamic StudiesCollege, Daawah College, Arabic Language College, Social Sciences College, and
Education College • non-academic buildings (built-up area of 139,000 m2): 11 support services centers, Deanship Building, Business & Innovative Knowledge Vice-Presidency Building, Branches Vice-Presidency Building, utility plants (HVAC & electricity), pedestrian walkways, 3 mosques, 2 landmark towers, and parking areas


  • Communications and security systems
  • Electrical
  • HVAC
  • Infrastructure
  • Landscaping
  • Mechanical
  • Roads
  • Structural


  • Design development
  • Detailed design
  • Schematic design


Umm Al Qura University




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