College for Life Sciences

Space programming and architectural design for academic classroom and laboratory complex in Kuwait

C7A, in association with Gulf Consult, was commissioned to undertake the study, architectural design and supervision for the College for Life Sciences (CLS) at Kuwait University. The CLS will serve 3,000 students on both the male and female campuses and will house five major departments: Art and Design, Communication Science and Language, Environmental Technology, Family Sciences, and Information Science. This state-of-the-art facility will feature laboratories, classrooms, lecture rooms, an exhibit hall, an administrative office suite, faculty offices, prayer rooms, and a Food Production Demonstration Facility. The design is centered on the themes of "art" and "environment" which act as common threads linking departments together. Natural daylighting, ventilation and the incorporation of sustainable building materials create a healthy environment. It is designed to achieve LEED Silver certification.