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The aim is to equip future architects with a comprehensive vision integrating various aspects of the built environment: how it is planned, designed, used and appreciated by society; and to prepare students for starting a successful professional and academic career as Architects.

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Message 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


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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.

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Architectural Engineering

This program aims to educate students in the fundamentals of the science and architectural design with 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. It serves students in all majors.
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