The Architectural Engineering Department was featured in Al Khaleej newspaper on Nov. 9, 2014. The news coverage emphasized the participation of ALHOSN architectural engineering students and recent graduates in the design competition of the mosque adjacent to the heritage site of Qasr ALHOSN in Abu Dhabi. The mosque will be a national symbol of the City of Abu Dhabi, second only to Sheikh Zayed mosque, and the winning competition entry will be built under the auspices of Abu Dhabi Tourism and Culture Authority. ALHOSN Architectural Engineering Department was invited to participate in the competition, which will be the main project for Architectural Design Studio IV during the spring semester of 2015. A group of ALHOSN capstone students and recent graduates are also gearing up for participation under the supervision of Dr. Kashef, the Chair of Architectural Engineering.
Regardless of the outcome, the participation of ALHOSN in such a high-profile architectural competition is a milestone for the Department of Architectural Engineering that has an established tradition of organizing design competitions and a track record of winning. The department conducted student architectural competitions to design the main display pavilion for ALHOSN University in regional educational fairs. Under the supervision of Dr. Kashef, Second year architectural engineering students won the first prize in three consecutive years and their designs were built and utilized in GETEX Dubai, 2010 and AL NAJAH Abu Dhabi in 2011, 2012, 2013, as well as the last educational fair, held in October, 2014. Two fourth year architectural engineering students have proudly won the first and second places in TAMAIAZ, the national UAE competition for best graduation projects in 2013. This has always promoted excellence in architectural engineering education and provided students with internship and job opportunities as well as a bridge from academic and theoretical studies to professional practice and real world projects.
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