American University in Cairo (AUC)
New Cairo, Egypt
Sites International, working closely with multiple architectural firms, developed a master plan and landscape design for the 260-acre New Cairo campus of this notable and historic university.
Sites International played a key role in technical site coordination / site supervision. The design vision for the site is a tightly-knit learning environment that encompasses indoor and outdoor spaces. The central spine serves as the backbone of the campus, while geometrically-configured architectural features in the form of gateways, plazas and courtyards, subtly introduce new spaces along the course of the spine. Sustainability was central to all facets of the project. Every landscape decision was made with a limited irrigation water budget in mind. Sites International created a catalogue of planting material used in their design for future use by the community and in the classroom. The landscape as a whole is an environmental showcase for the best of things Egyptian in an institution that uniquely brings together what is American and Egyptian.