HDR to design college for Nanjing University

China’s Nanjing University has commissioned HDR to provide conceptual, schematic design and masterplanning services for a College of Engineering and Applied Sciences.

The facility will contain four academic departments, six interdisciplinary research centres, a conference centre, and common areas for student and faculty gatherings.

The 650,000ft2 building will accommodate more than 1,600 students and is expected to be completed in 2014.

Global giant HDR has 185 offices throughout the world, including Dubai and Abu Dhabi.