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By on April 17, 2018

Name of university

King AbdulAziz University

Name of Department

Faculty of Environmental Design

Faculty of Environmental Design,
King AbdulAziz University,
P.O.Box 80210,
Jeddah 21589
Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

+966 12 6400000

Official Focal Point
Mostafa Jafar A. Sabbagh mjsabbagh@kau.edu.sa

Alternate Focal Point
Ammar A. Naji anaji@kau.edu.sa

Authority approving the partnership
Mohammed Omayer Aljoufie



The Faculty of Environmental Design (FED) , at King AbdulAziz University (KAU), existed as three departments; Architecture, Urban and Regional Planning, and Landscape Architecture since 1976, where it started as the School of Environmental Design under the Faculty of Engineering. In 1997 FED was formed into an independent faculty where it later included a new Geomatics Department and three Graduate programs in the masters and PhD levels.
Being the oldest and one of the leading design schools in the kingdom with over 60 active academic staff, Saudi and multinational, the FED has played a major role in transforming the Saudi building industry and supplying the local workforce with thousands of alumni. In some cases the FED faculty has, and still is, directly involved in shaping some of the Kingdom most sensitive, and the world holiest, sites. In other cases, the FED has reached out to create successful regional and international alliances with aim to empower research, advance faculty academic standing, open unique opportunities for its students and graduates, and fulfill its social responsibilities.

Potential Collaboration Opportunities
– Research projects related to the built environment.
– Competitions and collaborative projects.
– Hosting conferences and exhibitions in any topics related to the built environment
– Scholarships for international graduate students
– Participate in Exchange student Programs
– Participate in training/internship UN programs.
– Regional expertise services covering the wide spectrum of the four main FED departmental disciplines.
Areas of Expertise related to UN-Habitat
  • Slum Upgrading
  • Resilience
  • Reconstruction
  • Planning and Design
  • Land
  • Housing
  • Governance
  • Evaluation
  • Environment
  • Energy
  • Climate Change
  • Capacity Development
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