Abu Dhabi University Holds First Graduation Project Showcase at Warehouse421
Abu Dhabi University (ADU), an internationally recognized university for higher education and applied research, hosted the first graduation project showcase of 15 outgoing students from its 17/18 year interior design program. The event exhibited projects ranging from designs for a music center to furniture shops, museums and nurseries to a receptive audience of current and former ADU students, faculty, industry professionals and visitors.
Taking place at the Abu Dhabi-based art hub and gallery Warehouse421 and judged by a panel of ADU faculty and industry experts, the graduation project showcase was organized to highlight the achievements and creative progression of students within the program, while providing them with the opportunity to meet and network with established professionals in the design industry.
Speaking on the occasion, Dr Sadeka Abdel Shakour, Associate Professor of Furniture and Interior Design, Interior Design Program Coordinator said: “We are thrilled with our students’ exemplary standards of quality. Cleverly interspersing style and practicality, the projects exhibited ranged from contemporary art to Arabian inspired designs. The competency of the students’ work reflects their commendable skills, artistic vision, and the tools that they acquired during their journey at ADU.”
She added: “We look forward to seeing all of our students contribute towards enriching the UAE’s urban development. We thank our professors and academic staff at ADU for their efforts in preparing a generation of outstanding calibre and creative prowess.”
Ghaid Marie, an interior design graduate from ADU, said: “Working hard on my graduation project for 13 weeks definitely paid off. We are grateful for the opportunity to showcase our hard work to an informed audience of professionals, industry experts and visitors. We look forward to integrating their feedback into our work as interior designers. I would like to thank Abu Dhabi University, our instructors, and teaching assistants for their consistent support, and for providing us with this wonderful platform that will definitely serve as a launch pad for our careers.”
Muma Omar Alaidaros, an interior design graduate from ADU, said: “I spent four years learning and discovering new skills and aptitudes at Abu Dhabi University, where I received multidimensional support from my professors and teaching assistants. After completing my bachelor’s program, I can feel the difference in my knowledge, skills and competencies. I thank ADU for giving us this opportunity to showcase our work in a creative space such as Warehouse421 and share our efforts with the best of the best in the region’s design industry.”
Abu Dhabi University
The dream began with the Charter of Abu Dhabi University in the year 2000, After three years of planning, the university opened its doors in September 2003, to an entering class of 1,000 students on its two campuses in Abu Dhabi and Al Ain. Unlike other colleges and universities in the UAE, ADU undertook the measures necessary to ensure that all of the degree programs it would offer had secured accreditation from the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in advance of any students enrolling in them.
ADU offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees based upon the American model of higher education.
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