Emad M. Afifi

Architecture professor


  • B.Arch., Cairo University, 1980
  • M.E., Cairo University, 1985
  • D.Arch., University of Michigan, 1994


Developing the Building Systems Integration and Performance (BSI+P) Studio, a nationally recognized NCARB prize-winning studio; achieving two full-term NAAB accreditation reviews of the architecture B.F.A. program and an additional successful review of the M.Arch., professional program in collaboration with other academic units at SCAD; leading design/build team of School of Building Arts students and faculty to design the Pei-Ling Chan Garden for the Arts, a collaborative project built by SCAD in historic Savannah in connection with the Centennial Olympic Games; completing doctoral dissertation, "Hybrid Environmental Control Systems: Thermal Performance of an Integrated Double-Envelope Building Model"

Awards, recognitions and honors

ASHRAE Student Branch Faculty Advisor of the Year Award; NCARB Prize for Creative Integration of Education and Practice in the Academy, awarded by the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards; numerous regional and national awards for ASHRAE student project competitions, including one first place and one second-place winner at the international level; AIAS awards for student project competitions; Visiting scholarship, Technical University of Berlin, Germany


Society of Building Science Educators; American Solar Energy Society; American Institute of Architects; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture; American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-conditioning Engineers; United States Green Building Council