Our Future Engineers Design Orphan Villages in Dammam

The College of Engineering and Architecture received a delegation from the Ministry of Labor and Social Development led by Eng. Asal bin Raja Almasradi, Director General of Projects, to evaluate the projects of our students for the orphan villages where they displayed ten of their designs in Al Dammam.

Dr. Hessah Alsalamah, Dean of College of Architecture and Engineering started the evaluation session with a welcoming speech and expressed the university’s appreciation of the Ministry’s trust in Al Yamamah University and its academic expertise.

Dr. Alsalamah stated that the College of Engineering and Architecture aims to develop the educational process by engaging our future engineers in designing real field projects, in order to give them the opportunity to grow their creative skills and innovation by gaining professional experience of turning theory into practice.

The students presented eleven design projects of the orphan villages, which varied in terms of the philosophical vision of the design, covering the psychological aspects and age groups of the residents in the residential unit and the weather condition in the region. The colors of the region’s heritage definitely inspired the designs. Eye-catching lights in nature particularly and the mesmerizing outdoor views also inspired the students in their designs. The designs took into consideration the security and safety aspects of the residents as well.

Eng. Almasradi praised the projects designed by our students and expressed his admiration of the creativity and innovation in the designs. He later mentioned that the Ministry is planning a project to establish centers for autistic children and excitingly asked the students  to submit their fresh ideas to support and develop this heartwarming project.


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