1. Intro / Team
2. Regional Context
3. Site Analysis
4. Site Plan
     a) Main Cluster
     b) Medical Cluster
     c) Sports Cluster
5. Circulation Plan
6. Open Space Plan
7. Supplemental Info

4. Conceptual Site Plan

  • Three general campus clusters: 'Medical,' 'Main,' and 'Sports'
  • One main road connects all three clusters, splits around stadium to improve traffic flow
  • Main campus entrance leads to central administration and hotel/conference center complex
  • Secondary entrances for hospital and sports complex to improve traffic flow and efficiency
  • Both the main and the medical campus are divided into male and female sections for both academic buildings and housing
  • Entrances from both of the roads that border the campus will feature visual landmarks - on the main entrance side, the hotel, and on the stadium side, the stadium itself
  • Our central support complex, including some warehousing and a sewage treatment plant, is located in one of the campus' lowest areas

Design Principles

  • Respect existing topography and seasonal streams
  • Incorporate indigenous plant materials into pedestrian walkways and circulation system
  • Respect regional vernacular and architectural style in design of campus buildings
  • Incorporate local rock and minerals into campus design; use granite liberally in design of building facades
  • Refrain from using dark roofing materials that absorb heat and raise temperature of building
  • Incorporate photovoltaic technology for greater energy efficiency
  • Promote economic development in the region during construction and through university programs
  • Encourage use of local workforce during construction
  • Reduce transport cost of materials by utilizing goods manufactured in the Kingdom such as cement
  • Design campus to benefit the surrounding community, not as a self-contained institution
  • Site hospital with easy access to local roadway network
  • Minimize distance between academic buildings with related uses
  • Cluster residential structures to encourage walking from one unit to another
Conceptual site plan. Click to view full-sized image.


Design Program

  • 10 colleges containing 40 departments
  • 27,750 students estimated by 2005; 85% male, 15% female
  • 50,000 students estimated by 2015; 70% male, 30% female
  • Hotel and Conference Center
  • Regional outdoor stadium and indoor arena
  • Regional hospital
  • Cultural facilities, major mosque, minor mosques
  • Student, faculty, and staff housing