Ahmed Helal

Ahmed Helal

New York, NY, US

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Ahmed Helal is currently employed as an architectural designer at Robert A.M. Stern Architects, situated in New York City. He earned the distinction of being the valedictorian of his class (class of 2022) upon graduating from the City College of New York with an outstanding GPA of 3.98. Ahmed's pursuit of architecture has taken him to various locations, including Cairo, London, Volos, and New York, where he has studied for more than seven years. 

Aside from his academic achievements, Ahmed has always been passionate about pursuing architecture beyond the confines of academia. He has won several architecture competitions and has worked as an intern at prestigious firms like Skidmore Owings and Merrill, among others.

Throughout his academic journey, Ahmed has been fascinated by the intersection of architecture with other disciplines such as photography, filmmaking, and philosophy. While photography and filmmaking have aided him in acquiring practical skills, philosophy has helped him understand the underlying reasons for design decisions.



Robert A.M. Stern Architects, New York, NY, US, Architectural Designer

Aug 2022 - current

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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