University of Garyounis, Benghazi, Libya – design lead on the project, responsible for directing the master planning, campus planning, and architectural design process for the 330,000 m2 project.
Founded in 1955, Garyounis University is the largest public institution of higher education in Libya, serving approximately 50,000 students, with internationally accredited bachelor, master and doctoral degree programs. The 460-acre campus is located south of Benghazi’s central business district, along the city’s Mediterranean coastline. Among the university’s oldest and largest academic departments are the College of Arts and Education, College of Law, and College of Business Economics. The new facilities will modernize campus facilities and accommodate increased academic and research program demand in engineering, natural sciences, medicine, agriculture, business, and information technology.
The purpose of the project was to elevate the quality of higher education in Libya – to conform to the requisites of being a university in the international arena. The project consisted of 12 specific building types, including facilities for: General Academic Buildings, Faculty/Departmental/Administrative Offices, College of Law, College of Business Economics, College of Engineering, Department of Petroleum Engineering and Mining, College of Arts and Education, College of Natural Sciences, Indoor Sports Complex, Campus Residence Halls and Villages, Campus Recreation and Student Life Facilities, as well as Campus Support Facilities.
Location: Benghasi, LY