m. arch, dea diplome d'etat d'architecte,
registry of architects of île-de-france,
egyptian syndicate of engineers
I am passionate about design, and I believe the most memorable spaces are those filled with meaning and unique experiences. I design buildings & interiors to save energy, using nature's free resources, while helping you translate your taste, memories & lifestyle into a spatial dimension to make together one harmonious space. See how it woks here.
Starting architecture school at the University of Texas at Austin and finishing my studies with a Master of Architecture from France, I oriented my research toward bioclimatic architecture and energy-saving design, with an emphasis on passive cooling strategies used in the warmest areas of the world. I have also been trained to create quality yet affordable interiors without compromising elegance & comfort.
I continuously learned about design while working under the close supervision of renowned award-winning architects: Paris-based Michel Guthmann, Beirut/Jeddah-based Michel Khallouf, and Cairo-based Shahira H. Fahmy.
I also taught architecture, design & construction courses at the French University in Egypt & at Dar Al Hekma University in Saudi Arabia. As part of my teaching activities, I led many academic workshops about Egyptian cities, affordable housing & participatory approach in design.
Many of my design projects have already been completed, take a look at them here.
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During my work in architectural firms and as a freelancer, I submitted award-winning proposals & designs ready for construction for:
Ordre des Architectes Ile-de-France, Paris, France
Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Cairo. Egypt
Members Award, WA Awards 20+10+X 7th Cycle for submission of “Manifesto Housing”. World Architecture Community. 2010
First Prize, Project team leader of the winner project of the Andermatt Swiss Alps Planning & Architectural Competition, at Shahira H. Fahmy Architects. Orascom Development. 2011
Honorable mention, for the design of Rialto mall in Alexandria, with George Talaat. Stanly- Investment and Real Estate Development. 2013
SODIC: Allegria Signature villas, Westown, Giza, Egypt
IKEA: Jeddah Country Office, KSA
ORASCOM: Andermatt Swiss Alps, Switzerland
HRH Pr. Turk Al Faisal Al Saud: custom-made furniture
Mohammad Sharbatly: hard interiors, Jeddah, KSA
As an architect, I strive to deliver designs with the power to contribute to your health & wellness. I believe healthy spaces are those allowing you to live in harmony with your environment & your unexpressed self.
I love to promote whole living through design. I believe feeling whole comes from the sense of belonging in a space, and the sense of connection to the natural environment. In an era of increased artificialness, reconnecting with nature brings balance.
I believe nature brings serenity in a space, and appeals to humans both consciously & subconsciously. I love to recall nature in my designs by its color combinations, textures & materials. I believe there is powerful healing under the flawless colors of nature.
Nature also gives us the best, cheapest & most powerful energy. Skip commercial
consumerist "green" certifications. Go bioclimatic.