The American University in Cairo wanted to relocate its main campus from Tahir Square in the heart of Cairo to the planned community of New Cairo, a development with a projected population of approximately 4 million people, located to the east of the Cairo suburbs of Heliopolis and Nasr City.
The 260-acre campus includes classrooms, administrative offices, a sports arena, a theater, dormitories, and a student center, with a total build-out of 1.8 million square feet. Major components of the university include:
- AUC Park and Square
- School of Humanities and Social Sciences
- School of Sciences and Engineering
- School of Business, Economics, and Communication
- Core Academic Program