- Career + Alumni
- Life at SCAD
- About SCAD
"I see teaching not as telling students what they need to know, but as doing something that will inspire them to become motivated and actually learn. My main goals of teaching are to inspire students to learn and exposition of content. Teaching design studios is oriented toward bridging the gap between technical courses and design studio by integrating other classes in studio projects. The idea is to balance creativity and technical aspects of design, e.g., structures, environmental controls and construction technology. Teaching lecture courses is problem-based, which is emphasizing concepts that can be used in design decisions, as one can show implications on building form or fabric."
"For more than 20 years, I have been teaching and practicing architecture with persistence on excellence in teaching and commitment to research and scholarship. It is in response to such challenges that I have excelled during my career."
EPA Environmental Education Grant, U.S. Energy Protection Agency; honorable mention, Interfaith Sacred Space, International Design Competition; faculty development grant, Bush Foundation, North Dakota State University; overseas postgraduate research scholarship, the University of Adelaide; Special Training Scholarship Award, Darmstadt University of Technology
Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture representative on National Architectural Accrediting Board visiting teams, Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education, American Institute of Steel Construction, American Institute of Architects, Society of Building Science Educators, the Masonry Society, Society of Egyptian Architects (UIA Egyptian National Section), Syndicate of Engineers - Egypt
Assistant professor, North Dakota State University, Fargo, North Dakota; lecturer, Ain Shams University, Cairo; freelance registered architect, Egypt