American University of Afghanistan Master Plan

The University, the first private higher education institution in the country, will be located on a prominent site adjacent the new Parliament and the Historic Darulaman Palace. The program for the University includes phased development to accommodate up to 5,000 FTE on-campus resident students over the next twenty years. The first phase includes housing for 500 students and 80 staff with academic, laboratory and support facilities including a resource center, student center and recreation center.

The master plan focuses on efficient use of land and buildings and adheres to traditional Islamic architecture principles, reinterpreted in a contemporary vernacular to support maximum student and faculty interaction and learning.

Associated Firm: Studio Zarnegar of Kabul, Afghanistan