In 2004, at the invitation of Qatar Foundation, Carnegie Mellon joined the Education City project. The college is located on a site crossed by one of the main pedestrian promenades of the master plan (Green Spine) and has been developed as a rectangular building along the north side, a semi-circular building on the south side, and an atrium in the centre which connects to the Green Spine. Public service areas like the food court, library and lounges are in direct relation with the central atrium. The buildings were designed as a series of volumes, separated from each other by outdoor courtyards.
The Aga Khan Trust for Culture, 2011.