Qatar Foundation – Education City

Doha, Qatar

The Qatar Foundation developed a world class, state-of-the-art university, incorporating the latest in smart classroom technology, called Education City in Doha, Qatar. The university includes over 30 buildings on this campus. Many of the colleges are satellite campuses of major universities in the United States. This unique arrangement required designs the most advanced long-distance education systems.

The Medical College, operated by Weill Cornell Medical College, is approximately 360,400 SF and includes teaching laboratories, faculty research laboratories, lecture halls, classrooms, faculty and administrative offices, and other building support spaces.

The Bridge A&S College, operated by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, is approximately 242,064 SF and includes general classrooms, lecture halls, teaching laboratories, faculty and administrative offices, and other building support spaces.

Project Team

EDI designed video-conferencing systems to help eliminate the thousands of miles of distance for instructors and students, allowing them to see and hear each other in real-time while exchanging information using a variety of tools, including electronic white boards and high-resolution computer graphics. EDI also developed a flexible network and cabling standard that could be implemented throughout the campus. Virtual networks were created for specialty systems such as audio-visual, enabling appropriate staff to monitor and control system components over the network.

  • Architect: Perkins + Will

EDI Services

As the technology consultant, EDI is providing the following consulting and design services:

  • Data/voice cabling
  • Network
  • Data Center
  • Audio-visual
  • Physical and electronic security including access control and alarm monitoring