Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
 

King Saud University
Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

King Saud University
KSU is a top world class university in Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) with prestigious international ranking including 200th in Times QS, 186th Webometrics, 261 Shanghai Ranking, and 19th in Asia. It is considered first throughout the Arabic and Islamic world. The University has 3-main Campuses containing over 22 colleges with over 85,000 Students and over 9,000 Faculty. KSU is considered a cradle for all new universities in the KSA.

The College of Architecture and Planning 
CAP is a leading college in Saudi Arabia and the Arabian Peninsula. It can be traced back to 1967, where it was established as an American Replica Department of Architecture and Building Science within the Faculty of Engineering of KSU. Its graduates constitute the leading generation of architects and planners who lead senior decision making roles at different governmental bodies and private institutions. They participated in the establishment of many new Architecture colleges throughout the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region. The college acts as a hub of excellence and a school of thought in architecture and planning education through its programs in the Bachelor, Master and PhD levels. Although the college has embraced teaching tall buildings for over 15 years, through many Tall buildings studios, the membership with the CTBUH has been recently initiated in 2011, coinciding with the commencement of a new Tall Building Studio with collaboration from the University of Nottingham Tall Building Studio.

Faculty
Dr. Abdel Rahman Elbakheit


Design Research Studio
Bioclimatic Tall Buildings
2011, King Saud University, Dr. Abdel Rahman Elbakheit
 
This studio emphasizes a multi-disciplinary approach especially when it comes to designing with sustainably in mind. Tall buildings have great potential to achieve sustainability as well as to serve as monuments for communities and cities around the globe.