Ahmed Ouf

Ahmed Ouf

Rahway, NJ, US



I am an architect licensed in Egypt and some other Arab countries living in the US since 2010. My first degree in Architecture was in 1981 from Cairo University, where I graduated with honors, my graduation project got distinction.  I had a masters of Urban Design in 1984, then I had a PhD of city and regional planning from University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia (PENN) in 1989. I had a summer internship in London in 1980 at Pascal and Watson Architects, then I became a practicing architect in Egypt since 1981. starting 1984 till 1989 I worked in different architectural offices in Philadelphia,the last was Livingstone & Rosenwinkel P.C., Architects and Planners where I worked for more than one year.

I worked for education, health, residential and governmental projects over the years starting from project set-up, design, design reviews and management, project construction, site management and project management.  I had my own practice in Cairo prior to  where I had to look for projects, manage my office and be responsible for all aspects of my practice with a good junior team.  I worked as an advisor to the directorate of planning and survey in Sharjah, UAE between 2003 and 2006, then a master plan manager for Hill International Inc. in Dubai between 2007-2010.  I managed mega developments in the UAE, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Libya, Egypt and Oman where I had to manage architectural work of international consultants such as Foster & partners, HOK, WATG, EDAW, KA-CEC, and non-architect firms such as Cushman & Wakefield.  I traveled all over the world and has very good experience with project set-up, licensing procedures in many countries.

I have taught architecture, urban design and urban planing in Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for years and held the position of the chairperson for the department of Architecture at Cairo University.

I am currently doing home repair work for myself in Rahway and I am seeking NCARB certification as a foreign architect.



University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, PhD, City Planning

four years of study that covered topics of: urban design, behavioral approaches to design, urban conservation, cultural approach to design, City planning, housing, development planning, theories of development, theories of planing, appropriate technologies, field study in Jamaica,

Jan 1985 - May 1989

University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, City Planning

two year program I did on my way to PhD in city planning, covering topics of: appropriate technologies, development planning, sustainable energy, housing

Jan 1985 - May 1987

Cairo University, Cairo, EG, Masters, Urban Design

two year study program on four terms and one year for the thesis, title of the thesis "Image of Metropolitan Areas; case study of Cairo". topics covered: Urban Design, visual design, urban history, urban plazas and squares, urban infrastructure, land use planning, road network design, traffic management, urban design projects

Sep 1981 - May 1984

Faculty of Engineering, Cairo, Egypt, Cairo, EG, BArch, Architecture

four year architecture program after one year of general engineering study, covering the following topics: architectural design, architecture presentation, history of arts, shade and shadow for built masses, psychology, reinforced concrete design, structure, steel structure design, building construction, working drawings, practice ethics, history of urbanization, urban planning, urban design, graduation project, theories of architecture, building elements and vocabulary for design, presentation skills, environmental aspects for building design, acoustics and technical installments,

Sep 1976 - May 1981

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