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School of Architecture & Design



Canadian University Dubai students met with Tariq Khayyat, Senior Associate - Head of Region/Middle East- at Zaha Hadid Architects. He gave them advice and answered their questions about the industry.

Architecture Students Lead the Design Debate

Architecture Students Lead the Design Debate

Students from the School of Architecture and Design at Canadian University Dubai (CUD) have hosted an interactive symposium to debate the use of style in architectural design.

CUD Nurtures Future Industry Talent in Design Compeititon Week

CUD Nurtures Future Industry Talent in Design Competition Week

Canadian University Dubai (CUD) has revealed the winners of its second annual student design competition, organized in conjunction with Dubai Design Week to celebrate emerging local talent in the industry.

CUD – LTU Partnership Reaffirmed During Campus Visit

CUD – LTU Partnership Reaffirmed During Campus Visit

The collaboration between Canadian University Dubai (CUD) and US higher education institution, Lawrence Technology University (LTU), has been reaffirmed during a recent visit by LTU faculty to the CUD campus.

Programs in the School of Architecture & Design enable graduates to fulfil local professional registration.

The School is deeply rooted in its local environment and, at our campus in downtown Dubai, students have the unique experience of drawing inspiration from some of the world’s most famous architectural successes. We place emphasis on creativity and problem solving alongside logic and accountability in design, and advocate a responsible approach to ecology and the environment.

The School offers two undergraduate programs: the Bachelor of Architecture (5 years) and the Bachelor of Interior Design (4 years).The two programs are founded on a common first two years, allowing seamless transition from one to the other prior to commencement of year three.

Message from the Dean

Capturing The Uniqueness of Intersections

Welcome to the School of Architecture & Design at the Canadian University Dubai.

The school is a unique platform for intersecting diverse streams in Architecture & Design. It is strongly rooted in its locality through its accreditation and sensitivity to the particularity of Dubai. It is closely linked to the Canadian systems of education. It aims for graduates to be able to fulfill their local professional registration, while matching the requirements of licensing in international associations. It places a greater emphasis on creativity and problem solving and that is in conjunction with rationality and accountability in design thinking. It advocates expandable approaches to design thus focusing on tangible and intangible dimensions of design problems. It incorporates form as a viable means of representing culture, while at the same time giving a greater attention to the technicality of constructing the built environment. It emphasizes reflection and appreciation of history while demanding currency in building systems and sustainability. The fulfillment of these intersections is seen as a developing enterprise.

Canadian University Dubai is uniquely located. Dubai provides distinctive opportunities to connect global thinking to local values. Dubai, also, provides a context for free thinking while maintaining sensitivity towards social values and the environment. In its specific location, Canadian University Dubai is only minutes away from the World Tallest Building; Burj Khalifa. Being close to Burj Khalifa is a continuous reminder of what can be achieved when sincere human wills are embraced by technical excellence.

The School of Architecture & Design is a manifestation of these unique intersections.

Hazim Rashed,B.Sc. M.Phil. Ph.D. MRAIC

Associate Professor
Dean, School of Architecture & Design
Canadian University Dubai