American University of Sharjah

This project was a major undertaking for the American University of Sharjah. The new Research and Technology Institute building was chosen as the flagship building for the university. It houses rentable offices and research facilities.  The main focus of the building is the two atriums, each with its own theme. The right atrium houses massive illuminated ‘clouds’, with the entire atrium lit from the dime aperture. While the left atrium has an organic feel, with suspended accent lights and a cluster of downlights in the ceiling. The remaining space is treated with continuous illumination of the architecture.