Heidi Hamed

Heidi Hamed

Cambridge, GB



  • Architect/Designer

3 Hertford Street, Cambridgeshire, UK, CB4 3AE

Mob: +44 7516 332 349

E-mail: [email protected]

Nationality: Egyptian

Note: Sponsorship & Visa expenses will be personally covered  


2013-2014 MPhil Architecture & Urban Studies, Magdalene College, Cambridge University, United Kingdom

Result: Pass

2005-2012 BSc (Hons) Architectural Engineering,  The American University in Cairo, Egypt

GPA: 3.604

Coursework included: Structural Analysis, Strength and Testing of Materials, Environmental Control, Sustainable Design, Advanced Graphic Design, Architectural Studios

Accredited by the UNESCO-UIA validation from the International Union of Architects (UIA). It is the label of excellence in architectural education of the UIA.

2005-2012 BA (Hons) Fine Arts The American University in Cairo, Egypt Minor in Islamic Art and Architecture

GPA: 3.79

1990-2005 Thanwiya Amma El Amal Language School, Cairo, Egypt

Science Section: Math I & II


2014 Cambridge Trust: Yousef Jameel Scholarship, Department of Architecture, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom 

2013  Freie Universitat Berlin: Certificate of participation in the International Meteorological and Climatology workshop for urban planners

2009-2012 Honour Certificate For outstanding academic achievement among Architecture Engineering majors, The American University in Cairo


Jan '12- current Freelance Architect/designer 


- Incremental housing design for a governmental housing proposal, Canada, 2014
- Logo design for private companies, 2013 
- Interior wall Art Designs for Residential Apartments, 2010

March - May '13  Surveyor,  International Meteorological and Climatology workshop for urban planners, Freie Universitat Berlin

Feb-Jun ‘12 Teaching Assistant, Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

- Assisted in teaching a studio course on smart buildings and high-tech architecture -  Prepared a series of feedback sessions for students

-  Graded and evaluated the undergraduate students work

- Co-prepared a workshop in collaboration with students from The Augsbuger University in Augsburg, Germany

-  Managed and organized several field trips for both the German and Egyptian students

July-Aug ‘12 Architectural Assistant,  Al Amar Consulting Group S.A. 

- Produced working drawings for a mega shopping centre in Alexandria - Participated in the landscape design of large scale coastal compound in the Red Sea

- Prepared the scheduling and BOQs for the Coastal compound on the Red Sea Project

- Worked on the design of multiple small villas in El Sheikh Zayed Compound and New Cairo

Jun- July ‘11 Site Engineer, Palm Hills Developments, Cairo, Egypt

- Worked on a construction site as a site engineer

-  Inspected the work and insured that it is of the quality and requirements specified in the specs and drawings  

-  Supervised the workers to ensure that the work is completed in the given deadline

- Presented a report on the overall progress of the work

Sept - Nov '10 Translator and Project Assistant , institute of cultural affairs - Middle East and North Africa, Non-Profit Organization, Cairo, Egypt


Jan ‘14 Lecture Series Coordinator, The Martin Centre for Architecture & Urban Studies, University of Cambridge

-  Contacted potential speakers

- Managed and arranged all matters related to the seminars

- Assigned tasks to other team member & monitored their work

Oct ‘13 Design member, Workshop by visiting Prof. Has Van Der Heijden, Architecture Department, University of Cambridge

-  Presented ideas and designs

- Evaluated other member’s projects & exchanged ideas

- Attended weekly workshop meetings & lectures

Nov ‘13 Graduate Representative, Architecture Department, University of Cambridge

-  Organized meetings and events

-  Addressed fellow graduate’s needs & concerns

- Attended Departmental Board meetings with Architecture professors and staff Feb‘11 IT Committee Member Architecture Association, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

-  Assisted in creating a website for the association

-  Designed posters and templates

Oct ‘13 Publicity Officer, Magdalene College Music Society

-  Designed posters, event notifications

-  Organized the events 

Sept ‘08 Participant, Art Exhibition titled “Connected Strings”, The American University in Cairo, Egypt 

-  Exhibited my graduation project

- Organized the placement of the artworks throughout the gallery space -  Designed the posters and invitations for the event

Jun ‘06 Public Relations Committee Member Glory of Egypt Club, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

- Organized stands/booths in festivals and events

-  Designed posters and marketing items

-  Contacted vedors and sponsor

2004-2005 AUC Student Jury Participant, Art Exhibition, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

-  Exhibited 3 Mixed Media Artworks

-  Awarded certificate of participation


Enthusiasm & Commitment

Attended a series of weekly lectures at the University of Cambridge

- Lectures by Prof. Carl Nightingale, Titled “History & Theory of Architecture”

-  Lectures by Dr. Sternberg & Dr. F.Hernandez, Titled “Socio-Politics & cities”  

-  Lectures by Dr. K.Steemers, Titled “Sustain- ability and cities”  

-  Lectures by Dr. M.Echenique, Titled “Urban theory”  Computing  

Proficient use of ICT/IT

- Autocad/Autocad Architecture, Revit, Ecotect, Photoshop, Illustrator & Indesign, Google Sketchup, Rhino, Archicad, Vectorworks Architect, 3D max, Archicad

- Excellent internet research skills and use of MS office

-  Basic knowledge of C++ programming skills

-  IT skills in operating the laser-cutting machine and understanding its operating system  


-  Participated in a group project entitled “The installation/ Sibha“ as a communal sculpture, built in a collective effort in 2007 with international artist, Dr. Richard Jochum

-  Joined Educational local field trips to explore Islamic Architecture & Ancient Egyptian Architecture

-  Conducted a team research titled “ Zenhom Correctional Facility”


-  Arabic (Fluent)

-  English (Fluent)

-  German (Basic)

-  French (Basic)


-  Football, Magdalene College Women’s Football Team

-  Mountain Climbing

-  Diving Driving  

-  Full clean Egyptian driving licence, Passed 2008


-  United Kingdom -  Germany -  Dubai -  France -  North Wales 


Available upon request

A Hard copy of my Architecture & Art Portfolio Submitted Upon Request For an online copy please visit: 

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Freie Universität Berlin, Surveyor: International Meteorological and Climatology workshop for Urban Planners

International Meteorological and Climatology workshop for Urban Planners

Mar 2013 - May 2013

Al Amar Consulting Group, Cairo, EG, Architect

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012

The American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG, Teaching Assistant

Feb 2012 - Jun 2012

Palm Hills Developments, Cairo, EG, Site Engineer

Jun 2011 - Jul 2011

Institute of Cultural Affairs - Middle East and North Africa, Non-Profit Organization, Cairo,EG, Translator and Project Assistant

Sep 2010 - Nov 2010


University of Cambridge, Cambridge, GB, Masters, Architecture and Urban Studies

Advanced study on contemporary architecture and the continued development of cities around the world. Students from a variety of academic backgrounds will work in an interdisciplinary environment with design practitioners, environmental specialists, architectural theorists and historians. In such an environment, students will explore a wide range of ideas, research methods and theoretical approaches in order to undertake critical and rigorous analysis of issues relating to both architecture and cities.

The course has an emphasis on addressing the challenges and complexity of the world’s rapidly changing cities. The course is composed of two basic streams: one focuses on sustainability and environmental design from a more technical point of view; the other emphasises the socio-political and cultural context of architecture and cities with an approach rooted in the humanities and social sciences. Students may participate in both streams and are actively encouraged to explore issues cross these basic disciplinary boundaries, but are expected to pursue research with a focus on one stream or the other. The course asks students to expand upon their own experiences by pursuing research in their areas of interest.

Sep 2013 - Sep 2014

The American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG, Bachelors, BSc Architectural Engineering

Jan 2005 - Dec 2012

The American University in Cairo, Cairo, EG, Bachelors, BA Fine Arts

Jan 2005 - Dec 2012


Cambridge Trust: Yousef Jameel scholarship, Scholarship


Freie Universität Berlin: Certificate of participation in the International Meteorological and Climatology workshop for Urban Planners, Other


2009-2012 Honor Certificate For outstanding academic achievement among Architecture Engineering majors, Award

2009-2012 Honor Certificate For outstanding academic achievement among Archite- cure Engineering majors, The American Univeristy in Cairo


Areas of Specialization