Lead DesignerMichael Magill
Prize(s)3rd Place in Interior Design / Institutional
Entry Description

Location: Abu Dhabi, UAE
Size: 145,000 sqm
Completion: 2016
The Khalifa University project entails the expansion of the current campus to allow for a further 145,000 square meters of academic space which will consist of an Engineering School, a Medical School, a Sports Building and a Student Hub. The Interior Design was an attempt at exposing the learning environment as a collaborative process through-out. This fluid activity was translated into strong colors and grand shapes to enhance the daily experience of each student and teacher.


A Singapore-based multi-national corporation founded in 1956, RSP has grown to become one of the world’s largest practices today. Internationally recognized and reputed as an industry leader in cutting-edge Masterplanning and world-class Architecture, Engineering and Interior Design services, RSP has a talent pool of more than 1,300 experts & professionals working from 15 established design hubs, spanning the globe and strategically located in Singapore, UK, UAE, India, China, Malaysia and Vietnam. RSP’s forte is in delivering expertise and quality, on time and on budget, and to-date has delivered more than 2,500 projects worldwide, many of which are recognized as renowned landmarks.
RSP’s strength lies in providing complete and holistic designs to meet our clients’ needs. This approach achieves a synergy which engenders total, comprehensive and innovative solutions for the multi- dimensional challenges faced by real estate developments today.

Mr Michael Magill and Ms Rama Mouton, two of RSP’s leading designers, spearheaded the Khalifa University Extension project. Michael, an accomplished & reputed Architect has more than a decade of international experience and is regarded as a design expert, especially for large-scale complex projects. It is noteworthy that several of his past projects have won industry recognition & awards. Rama, over the past 9 years, has also led and delivered several challenging Interior Design projects, especially in the Middle-East region. Both experts are well-known for their accomplishments, especially for projects in the Education, Healthcare, Retail, Hospitality, Commercial & Residential sectors.