Ahmed Helal

Ahmed Helal

New York, NY, US

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Ahmed Helal is an architecture student at The Bernard and Anne Spitzer School of Architecture In New York City; he is in his last academic year and has a GPA of 3.98. Ahmed has been studying architecture for the past 6 years between Cairo, London, Volos, and New York. He has studied in three different schools of architecture before The Spitzer School in NYC. He attended MSA University in Cairo, Egypt, Greenwich University in London, England, and the University of Thessaly in Volos, Greece. Ahmed has always been involved in pursuing architecture outside the academic sphere, he participated in various architecture competitions, as well as practicing architecture as an intern.

Throughout his academic journey, Ahmed was interested in how architecture crossed paths with other fields that interested him, such as photography, filmmaking, and philosophy. While photography and filmmaking were assets to him in ‘how’ to do things, philosophy responded to the ‘why’ things should be done.



AU Projects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Architecture Technical


Sep 2021 - current

Skidmore, Owings & Merrill (SOM), New York, Architectural Intern

Jun 2021 - Aug 2021

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Teacher Assistant

ARCH 35402: Design of Structural Elements
Department of Architecture

Aug 2020 - Dec 2020

City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, Teacher Assistant

ARCH 62401: Introduction to Structures
Department of Architecture

Jan 2020 - Jun 2020

CDC Abdel-Halim, Cairo, EG, Architectural Intern

Jun 2017 - Aug 2017

Cairo Lab for Urban Studies, Training, and Environmental Research (CLUSTER), Cairo, EG, Architectural Intern

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016


City College of New York (CCNY), New York, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Jun 2018 - current

University of Greenwich, London, GB, BArch, Architecture

Jan 2014 - Jun 2018


Published Research at the City College of New York, Other

A one and half years body of work was conducted on one of the most infamous bridge designs by Leonardo Da Vinci, the Galata Bridge. The design was rejected 500 years ago when it was proposed. It was conceived as risky and almost impossible. However, the research proves otherwise.


AIANY CFA Award, Nomination


The Bernard L. Spanier Memorial Award for Academic Excellence, Grant


The International Union of Architects Public Health Group International Competition, Other

Top 50


Ideas Forward 24H competition book: Mythology, Other

Published Work


Ideas Forward 24H competition book: Matrix, Other

Published Work


“Architecture that speaks: Mythical Box” Competition, 1st Place


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