The architectural and urban design guidelines for the International Design Zone Qatar were prepared in conjunction with Virginia Commonwealth University and Carnegie Mellon University. The work produced includes site analysis, program analysis, and design guidelines that are intended to complement the initial studies for the Design Zone idea itself. This new initiative of the Qatar Foundation aims to foster the creative industries in the nation. The completed project document provides a structure for translating the original Design Zone concepts into physical form. It does so in a way that permits a number of possible outcomes, while remaining true to the Design Zone mission.