The Architecture and Design Commission and the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom Sign an MOU to Enhance International Cooperation in Architecture and Design


The Architecture and Design Commission announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Royal College of Art in the United Kingdom. The signing ceremony took place on Tuesday, May 14th, at the King Abdullah Financial District, during the "Great Futures" Initiative conference. The Architecture and Design Commission was represented by the CEO, Dr. Sumayah Al-Solaiman, while the Royal College of Art in the UK was represented by the College President and Vice-Chancellor, Professor Christoph Lindner.

The memorandum aims to enhance cooperation between the two countries in the cultural and architectural design fields, as well as aiming to implement best practices through various areas of collaboration. These include offering short courses and workshops in architecture and design, implementing specialized educational programs, and supporting entrepreneurship programs in the sector.

Dr. Sumayah Al-Solaiman, CEO of the Architecture and Design Commission, emphasized that this step reflects the Commission’s commitment to enhancing international cooperation and knowledge exchange in various fields of architecture and design, contributing to the development and growth of this sector to achieve the highest standards of excellence.

She also noted that this memorandum is part of the Commission’s strategic plans, highlighting the importance of building international strategic partnerships to foster innovation and development in the architecture and design sectors overseen by the Commission. The memorandum of understanding with the Royal College of Art in London aligns with the Commission's approach to building international strategic partnerships with leading global organizations to attract and apply best practices and international expertise.

This initiative is part of efforts to strengthen the strategic partnership between the two countries across various sectors and encourages and supports cultural and educational exchange between the United Kingdom and Saudi Arabia.

May 23, 2024 - 12:00