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Letter from the Chair

It is my pleasure to write this message as the first chairman of the Department of Architecture. The major of architectural engineering at AUC was initiated in 2007, and the first group students graduated in 2010. 

At AUC we have a liberal arts approach that characterizes AUC education, a strong interdisciplinary collaboration between schools and departments, a library endowed with a state‐of‐the‐art collection of architecture related resources, and the invaluable original collections of Creswell, Hassan Fathy and Wissa Wassef. 

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Professor Ahmed SHerif

Academic Programs

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Architectural Engineering

The objective of the program is to educate students in the fundamentals of the science and architectural design with particular emphasis on developing the skills of innovation, creativity and critical thinking in the design of the built environment.

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Architectural Design

The minor in Architectural Design provides students with an understanding of the basics and the underlying principles of architectural design.

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Mona Hussein

Inside the Creative Force of Mona Hussein

News@AUC got the opportunity to sit down with one of Egypt’s leading interior designers and jury member for the AUC-TAMEER Water Tower Competition, Mona Hussein ’83, to learn more about her goals, why she decided to pursue interior design, her advice to future AUC graduates and more. Hussein is the founder and director of Mona Hussein Design House (MHDH) and Mahally. Both companies offer a wide range of design services, including interior, landscaping and product design, architecture and branding.

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AUC Hosted the Conference Mega-Cities: Intersections and Diversions, an Asian- African Dialogue

Earlier this month, AUC hosted the conference, Mega-Cities: Intersections and Diversions, an Asian- African Dialogue, organized by AUC's Department of Architecture, AUC's Neighborhood Initiative and international partners ARCASIA, ACE and the UIA Education Commission. This conference was also part of the academic program centennial activities sponsored by the Office of the Associate Provost for Research, Innovation and Creativity. The conference featured panels focused on rapid urbanization in global mega-cities and its implications.

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Designing with a Purpose: Architecture Students Propose Acoustic Solutions for AUC Library

The AUC Library is filled with pages of information, nooks to work in, and a number of gadgets and resources to help students and faculty in their research and other tasks. But, one aspect where the library still struggles is reducing the noise level in its Learning Commons – the open area you see when you first walk into the library.

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Future Architects Take Bike Tour Around Campus

Momen El Husseiny, assistant professor in the Department of Architecture, decided to take experiential learning to a new level. He took his Urban Design and Landscape Architecture students on a bike ride around the outdoor spaces surrounding campus to discuss the infrastructure of bikeways in the city and how to think of sustainable mobility, instead of just displaying the information on projectors inside the classroom.

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