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Mohamed Al-Alfy

Mohamed Al-Alfy

Boston, MA, US

 
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About 

Employment 

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston, MA, US, Adjunct Professor

• Fall: Taught Urbanism Studio-5 that focused on housing, affordability, community frameworks, & urban & social fabric.
• Spring: Taught Core Design Studio-2 that focused on architectural design, history, theory, structure & representation.

Aug 2021 - May 2022
 

KELLY BOUCHER ARCHITECTURE, Boston, Project Architect / A. Project Manager

- Lead all design phases and management of residential projects in greater Boston area from site surveying, building code, SD, DD to CD & construction site management
- Assisted in management and development of design phases of $10 Million multi-apartment renovation projects for Harvard Housing

Aug 2021 - May 2022
 

CAI DESIGN STUDIO, Cairo, EG, Founding Partner

www.caidesignstudio.com
• Wrote the studio’s business plan and strategy, Managed clients’ portfolios and design department
• Licensed architect, managed and directed the studio towards its objectives and long-term plans, coordinated collaborations
with 12 partners and directed acquisitions, and served as the face of the studio.
• Oversaw Studio-wide financial operations, ensured they function efficiently, and provided direct oversight for a market sector • Established and implemented goals and objectives, to develop and promote the studio’s values and long-term plans, moni-
tored the studio growth, ensured profitability and building reputation locally and overseas.
• Lead the “Uzbekistan Embassy in Abu Dhabi” proposal from negotiation and design to presidential approval.

Mar 2019 - Dec 2021
 

UNDP - UNITED NATIONS DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM, Cairo, EG, Design Consultant

• Helped editing and giving feedback on RFBs, meeting/communicating with contractors and consultants, informing the minis-
try’s officials through regular meetings and negotiations.
• Prepared primary cost analysis for projects to allocate informed budgets and subsidies.
• Conducted community meetings and participatory design workshops with local Bedouins through periodic site visits, building
trust and communication channels that were essential to the project’s success.
• Re-designed the master plan of Al-Ghar’ana Fisher Village, designed new sustainable and passive 400 housing units informed
by community needs and feedback.
• Helped with on-site surveying and preparing for the construction of the preliminary housing prototype using mainly local
resourced materials, testing building energy simulation and efficiency after operation.
• Designed the Nabq Protectorate (600 km2) area new facilities and rehabilitation plan, met regularly with the regional director
and community leaders to ensure informed designs and enhanced delivery process.

Jul 2018 - Feb 2019
 

HAND OVER SUSTAINABLE CONSTRUCTION, Cairo, EG, Participatory Design Consultant

• Served as a design consultant to oversee the design process for the rehabilitation project of one of the world’s top diving are-
as, “Blue Hole” in Abu-Galum Protectorate.
• Helped conducting surveys, community meetings, and participatory design workshops with business owners and local Bed-
ouins through periodic site visits.
• Helped highlighting and editing RFB/P, RFI, RFQ negotiated with UNDP to align with the overall vision and to adapt ongoing on-site feedback to enhance the overall project outcome during implementation.

Apr 2018 - Jun 2018
 

Education 

Harvard University Graduate School of Design, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, MArch II

Post Professional Architectural masters degree with focus on urban design and development, public private development, and real estate finance and development

Aug 2019 - May 2021
 

Fine Arts College, Cairo, Eg, BArch, Architecture and Urbanism

Bachelor of Science and Arts in Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Design

Sep 2012 - May 2017
 

Awards 

Full Scholarship | Harvard University - Public Service Fellowship, 1st Place

2019
 

Awardee of The Innovation & Leadership Program | AL ALFI Foundation Scholarship, 1st Place

2019
 

The Venice Biennale ‘18 Egyptian Pavilion Competition, 2nd Place

2018
 

Cairo Design Award, 1st Place

Highest Design Award in Egypt for Professional Practice

2018
 

The HultPrize in Egypt & A Finalist at Shanghai Regional Finals, 1st Place

2016
 

The “Arabic Tomorrow” visual Arts Competition, 2nd Place

2015
 

The Ministry Of Culture & ACFF - Cairo Opera House Pavilion, 1st Place

2014
 

Skills