$600m Oil Tech University In Basra

A consortium of architecture and design firms from Michigan, USA, has been hired to design a $600 million, 2.8 million-square-foot new petroleum engineering university in Basra.

CBS Detroit reports Iraq’s Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, Ali Al-Adeeb, has been touring projects created by the firms that are part of Icon Global Architecture EngineeringAlbert Kahn, Rossetti, Saroki, Mannik & Smith, Kalabat, and Walbridge.

Victor Saroki (pictured), CEO of Saroki Architecture, said the group originally pitched itself to the Iraqis about 18 months ago to build teaching hospitals.

(Source: CBS Detroit)

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