Mohamed Derzawi

Mohamed Derzawi

Tokyo, JP



Mohamed is a young architect and an educator practicing in Tokyo City. He experienced Architectural Designer with a demonstrated history of working in the architecture & planning industry. Skilled in Digital Softwares, Urban Planning, and SketchUp. His works usually explore the conceptual and aesthetic possibilities of architecture and urbanism. He is dedicated to both built commissions and experimental research. 

Mohamed worked for more than 3 years as a teaching assistant at the German University of Cairo (GUC). He received his B.Sc. of Urban Planning and Architecture Design from Ain Shams University 2009.


Dar Arafa Architecture, a part timer architect

-Visualize 2D/3D preventative drawings for several projects.
-Assist in Landscape Design for a residential project.
-Work on 3D Models for interior/exterior design Projects.
-Establish some researchers according to the necessity of the work.

Jan 2014 - current

German university in Cairo - GUC, Cairo, EG, Teaching Assistant

-Assist in Studio X, a conceptually studio running by Naga Studio Architecture under supervision of Prof.Tarek Naga for 4 semesters.
-Tutor and mentor students, help professors and assistants to develop course plans.
-Assist faculty members with classroom instruction, exams, record keeping, and other miscellaneous projects.
Assist in exam proctoring, assist in evaluation, grading of student work, perform weekly.
-Obtain materials needed for classes, including texts, maps and other materials.
-Hand out assignments and grade papers.
-Arrange for teaching observations.

Sep 2013 - Feb 2017

Misr international university-MIU, Cairo, EG, Teaching Assistant

-Provide instruction to students in discussion periods, tutorials or lectures.
-Prepare exams and assist professors in correcting and marking exams and quizzes and evaluating students.
-Participate in preparing manuals under supervision of professors.

Sep 2010 - Sep 2013


Ain Shams University, Cairo, EG, BArch, Urban Planning and Architecture Design

Ain Shams University, as the third Egyptian university, was founded in July 1950 under the name of "Ibrahim Pasha University". It participated with the two earlier universities, "Cairo University" (Fua'd the 1st ) and "Alexandria University" (Farouk the 1st) in fulfilling the message of universities and meeting the increasing demand of youth for higher education. When it was first established, Ain Shams University comprised a number of distinguished faculties and academic institutes, which were later developed into university.

Sep 2004 - Sep 2009


[ DEATH & THE CITY ] evelop proposals for a vertical cemetery that explores the relationship between life and death within the city, Honorable Mention

Juror Summary

Final selections focused on the intricate relationship of the dead to the living. The final 50 projects each examined some aspect of this relationship critically, whether it be the desire to mourn individually within a vast, highly-populated cemetery complex or the ability of a vertical cemetery to reach beyond the physical meaning of “verticality.” The winning selections are noted for translating this commonly understood definition of verticality in ways which provided mechanistic, fictional, sympathetic and evocative answers to the hard questions about death. The winning designers critically approached the notion of ubiquitous urban verticality when applied to the cemetery typology. Each project discerns the finality of death yet reinterprets an urban relationship between the city and its dead.


NBH Award, Grant


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