The master plan for the American University of Beirut (in collaboration with the Massachusetts office of Sasaki and MGT of America) involves shaping future growth across the 70-acre site in West Beirut, Lebanon. Situated on a hill overlooking the Mediterranean, the century-old campus includes more than 80 academic, residential, and administrative buildings primarily of neo-Moorish and modern design.
The master plan provides architectural, landscape, and urban design guidelines for development in several areas: a new school of business, a sports center, and an expanded medical campus. It also includes improvements to the campus infrastructure and landscape, as well as proposing new facilities such as classroom buildings and parking structures. The plan seeks to enhance the lush environment and the dramatic views towards the water from the steep hillside site.