Dr. Mahmoud Ali-Abaadi, SU faculty member at the School of Arts & Architecture, was awarded the “A’ Design Award 2018” for his creativity in designing an official/commercial store. This honor is awarded to those architects who maintain several aspects in their designs: optimal use of light, considering climatic conditions, environmental compatibility, adopting indigenization of modern building technology, optimization of executive expenses according to specific and innovative details, Considering the executive approaches of the bed and foundation of the construction, compatible for the disabled, Creativity in the form and elegance of the construction, and beautiful lighting for the night time.

The A’ Design Award 2018 is an international design contest which aims to promote and identify creative architectural masterpieces. Projects which focus on innovation, technology, design, and creativity are nominated annually for this competition.