Tamir El-Khouly is an assistant professor in architecture, digital communication and building information modeling at the School of Sciences and Engineering at The American University in Cairo (AUC). He holds a PhD in the built environment with a special focus on design studies from the Bartlett School of Architecture, Faculty of Built Environment, the University College London (UCL). He received his MSc and BSc in architecture engineering from the Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University, building experience in teaching various disciplines at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels.
El-Khouly participated in primary research with highly ranked institutes in the UK between 2007 and 2017; Space Syntax Laboratory, Bartlett School of Architecture and Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER), University College London, and Dyson School of Design Engineering, Imperial College London. His area of research focuses on design studies (descriptive and prescriptive models), architecture computing (space syntax theory, digitally mediated environments, machine-learning), design thinking (creativity and cognition), BIM process in architectural practice, generative and parametric design, and graph theory (syntactic methods, linkography and network analysis).
He has had publications in reputable journals, international conferences and symposia, chaired workshops and was invited as a key speaker in prestigious international venues.
El-Khouly received an honorary nomination as a finalist for the Entrepreneurial Award, organized by Britain Embassy in Egypt and British Council, hosted by His Excellency HMA John Casson, Britain's ambassador in Egypt, in March 2017, and was shortlisted for the RIBA President's Award for Research 2016 for the best doctoral dissertation category, organized by the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA.
Tamir has variant enterprises in architectural design, having contributed to various multi-disciplinary projects with British architectural firms in several rewarding projects – i.e. Magistrates’ high courts, Westminster, London is one important example. He specializes in design concept development and detailing, BIM and technicalities. He is a national award-winning architect with a broad spectrum of knowledge in various architectural domains and awareness of the British and Egyptian building regulations.
He started his career as a project architect. Today, he leads TEK DESIGN LTD's international team for cross-border consultation, diligently creating and managing portfolios for multiple architectural sectors and specializing in design conception, development and detailing, sustainability studies, environmental studies, and BIM adjustment and production.
He is a trainee in Neuro Linguistic Programming NLP and Continuous Professional Development.
- Adly, B. and El-Khouly, T. (2022) Combining retrofitting techniques, renewable energy resources and regulations for residential buildings to achieve energy efficiency in gated communities, Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Volume 13, Issue 6, 2022, 101772, ISSN 2090-4479.
- Sary Eldin, N., Faggal, A., El-Khouly, T. (2022). 'Evaluating indoor air quality IAQ in primary schools in downtown Cairo, Egypt', Journal of Al-Azhar University Engineering Sector, 17(62), pp. 324-344. doi:10.21608/auej.2022.216821
- El-Khouly, T., Abdelmohsen, S., Riad, A., Abdelkhalek, J. and Abdelgawad, N. (2021), Heritage-inspired Interactivity: Traditional GeometricPatterns as an Inspiration for Interactive Architectural Prototypes, proceedings of the XXV Congreso de la Sociedad Iberoamericana de Grafica Digital (SIGraDi 2021), Ubiquitous Conference, pp. 617-628.
- El-Khouly, T., Abdelmohsen, S. and Mallasi, Z. (2021), Guest Editorial, Open House International (OHI), Vol. 46, No. 3, 342-347.
- Abdelmohsen, S., El-Khouly, T., Mallasi, Z., Bemidji, A. (2021), Architecture in the Age of Disruptive Technologies: Transformation andChallenges, proceedings of the 9th International Conference of the Arab Society for Computer Aided Architectural Design (ASCAAD 2021), American University in Cairo, Cairo, Egypt, ISBN 978-1-907349-20-1. Published by Robert Gordon University, The Scott Sutherland School of Architecture and Built Environment, Garthdee House, Garthdee Road, Aberdeen, AB10 7QB, Scotland, UK.
- El-Diasty, A., El-Khouly, T., Hegazi, Y. (2020) Towards a multi-criteria decision making for urban built heritage conservation, Analysing the Spatial Morphology of Rosetta City, Egypt, Ain Shams Engineering Journal, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
- Ibrahim, G.M.A., Saeed, T.A. and El-Khouly, T. (2020), The transition of spatial organisation planning of pre and post-colonial housing in Khartoum, Archnet-IJAR, Vol. ahead-of-print No. ahead-of-print.
- Elrawy O.O., El-Khouly T., Abdallah O. (2020) Evaluating the Architectural Designs Using Machine Learning: The Case of Two Modes. In: Kamel S. et al. (eds) Architecture and Urbanism: A Smart Outlook. Springer, Cham.
- Abdeldayem W.S., El-Khouly T. (2020) Investigating the Urban Structure of Newly Planned Cities in Egypt: The Case Study of New Cairo City. In: Kamel S. et al. (eds) Architecture and Urbanism: A Smart Outlook. Springer, Cham.
- El-Rawy, O., El-Khouly, T., Abdallah, O. (2019c) Evaluating the architectural designs using Machine Learning (ML): The case of two modes. in Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Architecture and Urban Planning, “Architecture & Urbanism… A Smart Outlook”, 98-1:10.
- Abdeldayem W. and El-Khouly, T. (2019b) Investigating the urban structure of newly planned cities in Egypt: The case study of New Cairo City. in Proceedings of the Third International Conference of Architecture and Urban Planning, “Architecture & Urbanism… A Smart Outlook” ARUP, 108-1:7.
- Abdeldayem W. and El-Khouly, T. (2019a) A macroscopic view of water management of the new Administrative capital city of Egypt: Assessing the capability of the urban structure to face various states of flood risk. In Proceedings of 12th Space Syntax Symposium, Beijing, (SSS12 2019), 439-1:18.
- El-Khouly T. (2019) Demystifying the Creative Qualities of Evolving Actions in Design Reasoning Processes. In: Gero J. (eds) Design Computing and Cognition '18. DCC 2018. Springer, Cham.
- El-Khouly, T. (2018) Demystifying the creative qualities of evolving actions in design reasoning processes. In Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’12), Politecnico di Milano, Lecco Campus on Lake Como (near Milan), Italy, 2-4 July 2018.
- El-Khouly, T. (2015b) Insights into what it means to think and design as a creative architect. EU-Korea Conference On Science and Technology (Strasbourg: July, 25th, 2015)
- El-Khouly, T (2015a) Creative Discovery in Architectural Design Processes: An empirical study of procedural and contextual components. Doctoral thesis, UCL (University College London).
- El-Khouly, T. (2014b) Is Design a Hierarchical or a Transformative Process? EU-Korea Conference On Science and Technology (Vienna: July, 25th, 2014)
- El-Khouly, T (2014a) Is Design 'Hierarchical' or 'Transformative' Process? The Bartlett PhD Conference 2014.
- El-Khouly, T and Penn, A (2013) Directed Linkography and Syntactic Analysis: Comparing Synchronous and Diachronic Effects of Sudden Emergence of Creative Insights on the Structure of the Design Process. In Proceedings of 9th Space Syntax Symposium (SSS9 2013), Soul, Korea, 31 Oct ~ 3 Nov 2013.
- El-Khouly, T (2013) The structure of reasoning and emergence of creative insights in architectural design process. In digital proceedings of the Fifth International Congress of International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR 2013), Tokyo, Japan, 26-30 August 2013.
- El-Khouly, T and Penn, A (2012b) On An Integrated Analytical Approach to Describe Quality Design Process in Light of Deterministic Information Theory. In Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition (DCC’12), College Station – Texas, 5-9 June, 2012.
- El-Khouly, T and Penn, A (2012a) Order, Structure and Disorder in Space Syntax and Linkography: Intelligibility, Entropy, and Complexity Measures. In Proceedings of 8th Space Syntax Symposium, Santiago De Chile, (SSS8 2012), pp. 8242:1 – 22.
- El-Khouly, T. (2012) Studying the Design Process: Qualitative and Quantitative Approaches. The Fifth International Conference on Design Computing and Cognition DCC’12 (Texas: June, 6th 2012).
- El-Khouly, T and Dalton, R C (2010) Mind & Drawing: The Mutual Effect of Internal & External Cognitive Structures on Architecture Problem Solving Process. A Poster in the 4th Conference of Design Computing and Cognition, (DCC 2010), Stuttgart.
- Abdelmohsen, S & El-Khouly, T (2009) Representing Reflective Practice in a Remote Design Collaboration Process. In digital proceedings of the International Association of Societies of Design Research (IASDR 2009), COEX, Seoul, Korea, pp. 1317 – 1326.
- El-Khouly, T (2009) Examining the Effect of Reflective Practice On the Ability to Overcome Fixation Effects in a Remotely-Located Collaborative Design Process. Un-published Pilot Study, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, UCL.
- El-Khouly, T. (2008) Algorithmic Architecture of the SON-O-House by NOX. Un-published Pilot Study, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London UCL.
- El-Khouly, T. (2008) Embodiment to form a model of Human Computer Interaction. Un-published Pilot Study, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London UCL.
- El-Khouly, T. (2008) Physical Interactivity as a Design Process in order to consider Human Behaviour in a particular Space. Un-published Pilot Study, Bartlett School of Graduate Studies, University College London UCL.
- El-Khouly, T. (2005) Image’s Significance in The Architecture of Contemporary Mosque. Un-published MSc Thesis, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt.
- PhD Doctorate of Philosophy in Architecture and the Built Environment
Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL Faculty of Built Environment, University College London, UK.
- MSc ARCH Master of Science
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University (ASU) Cairo, Egypt.
Thesis: Images’ Significances in the Architecture of Contemporary Mosque.
- BSc ARCH Eng. Bachelor of Science (Honours)
Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Ain Shams University (ASU) Cairo, Egypt.
84% with Honours - Ranked second over 174 Students.