Qatar Foundation

Education City

Doha, Qatar

Employer: KEO International Consultants
Client: Qatar Foundation for Education, Science and Community Development
Total Development Size: 14 sq. km.
Total Cost Projection: US$33 Billion
Completion Date: Phased to 2016


Doha, Qatar...located on the Persian Gulf in the MIddle East



Education City - Master Plan


Project Background:
Founded in 1995 by decree of His Highness Sheikh Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, Emir of Qatar, Qatar Foundation is a non-profit organization focusing on education, scientific research and community development.

Under Qatar Foundation’s umbrella is Education City. Located on the outskirts of Doha, Education City covers 14 square kilometers and comprises elite universities, several academic and training programs and Qatar Science and Technology Park which boasts more than 21 world class companies involved in scientific research and development.

Education City aims to be the center of educational excellence in the region, instructing students in fields of critical importance to the GCC region. It is also conceived of as a forum, where universities share research and facilities, not only with each other but also by forging relationships with businesses and institutions in public and private sectors.

As a member of the KEO International Consultants Project Management team from 2007 to 2010, Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation. Below are examples of a few of the many signature projects that were under his direction.
 
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar


Carnegie Mellon University:
Designed by Mexican architects Legorreta+Legorreta, the building revolves around a three-story atrium and walkway, and is located on Education City's East-West spine. This design fosters a greater sense of community and collaboration among students, staff and faculty throughout Education City.

The new Carnegie Mellon building covers 460,000 sq. ft., accommodating 150 staff, a library, five lecture halls, 11 classrooms, five labs, five computer classrooms and both an interdisciplinary and a robotics labs.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the design architects Legorreta+Legorreta and executive architects Langdon Wilson for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Facilitated the tender process for the FF&E package with a value of $8 million which provided the client value for money for all items procured.

Size: 425,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$132 million, FF&E Budget: US$8 million
 


Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar


Student Housing:
The design of this 1,200 bed residential complex at Education City is planned to achieve LEED platinum certification. The design combines traditional Arabic elements with a contemporary modern graphic style which enhance the residence halls interior spaces.

The interiors of the student rooms gives students a choice of floor plan arrangement together with a custom designed modular wall system allowing flexibility of placing LCD monitors, furniture and lighting to suite their individual tastes.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the design architects Treanor and executive architects Burns & McDonnell for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate and in accordance with the contract requirements. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Presented methods and strategies to the client for implementing LEED Platinum Certification for this project.

Responsible for managing the mock-up and evaluation process of the US$20million student room modular wall system design and procurement.

Size: 830,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$332 million, FF&E Budget: US$6 million

Male and Female Student Housing


Georgetown University:
This project incorporates an open commons area, academic facilities, library, classrooms and video conferencing facilities, cafeteria, centers for research and graduate studies, administration, financial services and other student support areas.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the design architects Legorreta+Legorreta and executive architects Langdon Wilson for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Philip also managed the FF&E procurement for the entire facility with a budget of US$14 million. He worked closely with the Architects to ensure the products specified were in accordance with the end-user requirements and oversaw the tendering and evaluation process.

Size: 405,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$154 million, FF&E Budget: US$14 million
 

Georgetown University,
School of Foreign Service


Qatar National Convention Centre Extension:
Designed with facilities that compete with the finest Convention Centres in the world, this project firmly establishes Qatar as a major destination for the Convention and Exhibition industry. The new facilities will be capable of hosting Conferences as well as opera, symphony or performing arts and will include banquet facilities, exhibition halls, meeting rooms, gathering spaces, support spaces, and a link bridge to Qatar Science and Technology Park.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the design architects HOK and executive architects Burns & McDonnell for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Philip also managed the FF&E procurement for the entire facility with a budget of US$20 million. He worked closely with the Architects to ensure the products specified were in accordance with the end-user requirements.

Temporary head LEED manager during enabling works construction. Attend meetings with the team and guiding them on best practices for achieving LEED Gold certification.

Size: 700,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$450 million, FF&E Budget: US$20 million
 

Qatar National Convention Center Extension


Qatar Foundation Headquarters:
This signature building designed by Rem Koolhaas is planned to be a world-class office facility that will accommodate QF’s projected staff population of 500. The QFHQ will also provide for Her Highness’ executive offices, including her entire support staff. The height of the building will be sufficient to allow for uninterrupted panoramic views of the whole of Education City Campus. The QFHQ building has the most prominent position in Education City and it provides a modern, attractive and comfortable environment in which to work, as well as a landmark building within the Education City development.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the architects OMA (Office for Metropolitian Architecture) for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Specialty areas included Her Highness Sheikha Mozah bint Nasser Al Missned's offices on the penthouse floor and a staff spa on the second floor.

Size: 290,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$230 million, FF&E Budget: US$30 million
 


Qatar Foundation Headquarters


RAND Strategic Studies Center:
The Strategic Studies Center is a 3-storey and basement office building and is adjacent to the Qatar Foundation Headquarters. This building will be utilized by RAND stakeholders and provides office space and facilities for the Corporation's employees and visitors.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the architects OMA (Office for Metropolitian Architecture) for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Size: 57,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$57 million, FF&E Budget: US$3 million
 


RAND Strategic Studies Center


Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies:
The Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies is a facility that will provide classroom, seminar room, auditorium, library, prayer areas, offices associated mosque, library, gallery and support spaces for students, faculty, staff and guests. spaces.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the design architect Mangera Yvars and executive architect RHWL. for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Size: 400,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$216 million, FF&E Budget: US$10 million
 


Qatar Faculty of Islamic Studies


Northwestern University:
The Northwester University College of Media and Communication facilities, located within Education City, will provide a campus venue for Northwestern University Qatar. The new facility will include classrooms; gathering spaces; a library; radio, news, and television broadcast spaces; theatres; faculty offices and support spaces for a projected 350 students.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the design architects Antoine Predock and executive architects Burns & McDonnell for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed. LEED Gold certification rating is anticipated.

Size: 337,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$186 million, FF&E Budget: US$20 million
 
Northwestern University,
College of Media and Communications


Central Library:
The Central Library will take a leadership role in meeting the ambitious goals of the Qatar Foundation to become an outstanding academic, research, public and national library. The Central Library will serve universities, schools, foundations, research institutes, medical center and other Education City partners. Set to become Qatar's premier information resource, the Central Library will offer comprehensive collections of print and digital materials and cutting edge information services to enable participating institutions to reach their educational, social, research, cultural and community goals.

This Library is designed as one open space, tiered at the perimeter, housing over 1 million volumes in specially designed marble clad aluminum shelving stacks. A separate Heritage Library designed to museum standards as an excavation exposed to the main open space was also part of the program.

Specifications include an integrated RFID, automatic book mover and smart shelving system which provides comprehensive collection management.

Philip was responsible for managing the Interiors and FF&E documentation from the architects OMA (Office for Metropolitian Architecture) for all phases (concept to tender) associated with interior finishes, details, FF&E and signage to ensure that the documentation is applicable, complete and accurate. Philip also directed, guided and informed the consultants to ensure client and cultural issues were addressed.

Size: 425,000 sq.ft., Project Budget: US$250 million, FF&E Budget: US$17 million
 




Central LIbrary




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