Kuwait University has selected design consultants for two more colleges on its planned $3,500 million new campus

in Shadidiyah. Design proposals have also been submitted for

two other faculties (MEED 11:8:06).

A US/local team of NBBJ and Gulf Consult has been awarded the 18-month contract to design the college of science. Gulf Consult, together with Cambridge Seven Associates, also of the US, has won a similar contract covering the college of engineering.

Both projects, which each have a likely value in excess of KD 40 million ($138 million), will comprise two faculty buildings one each for male and female students, who must be segregated by law. The two consultancy contracts cover the design of the buildings, basement car parking, landscaping, auditoriums and lecture halls.

Proposals from several architects, including Skidmore Owings & Merrill (SOM), HOK, NBBJ and Cambridge Seven, all of the US, together with their local partners have been submitted for a contract to design the college of business and college of women. The university is due to make an award by year-end.

The Canadian/local team of Webb Zerafa Menkes Housden (WZMH) and SSH International is the masterplanner and infrastructure design consultant on the campus development. The Australian/local team of Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation (SMEC) and KEO International Consultants is project manager (MEED 9:12:05).