Staff Member
Raghad Mofeed Mohamed Ibrahim Professor/أستاذ

Qualifications :

B.Sc. (1993) "Architectural Engineering" Cairo University (Egypt)

M.Sc. (1996) "Culture of Heritage Areas; The Influence of Cultural & Social Changes on Urban Form" Cairo University (Egypt)

Ph.D. (2000) "Criticism and Theory in Architecture; Towards a Critical Framework to Measure the Corroboration of Architectural Theories" Cairo University (Egypt)

Fields of Interest :

Architectural Theories

Architectural Criticism

Studies of Aesthetics in Architecture

Experimental Design Studio

Recent Publications :

2011 A Space for Resistance; New Gourna In-Between National and Reform Projects. Accepted for publication in JEAS_ Journal of Engineering and Applied Science, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Vol. 58 Issue 1 Feb. 2011

2010 An Approach To Teaching Aesthetics; Linking Mental And Manual Skills. (joint with Dr. Nabeel Elhady). Published in Archnet-IJAR. International Journal of Architectural Research, Special issue for “Design Education”, Vol. 4 Issues 3&4 July 2010

2009 Technological Responsibility; Defining and Refining Ordinary Practice at Wadi El-Gemal in proceeding for the 5th International Conference (ARCHCAIRO 2009) “Towards A New Architectural Vision: New Glasses: Presentation and Representation”, Cairo, 16-17 December 2009

2007 SEEDS FOR NEW ACTUALITY; EXPLORING POTENTIALITIES IN CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE IN EGYPT (joint with Dr. Nabeel Elhady) in proceeding for the International Conference of the center for the study of architecture in the Arab region (CSAAR) “Regional Architecture and Identity in the Age of Globalization”, Tunis, Tunisia, 13-15 November, 2007

2007 A WINDOW FOR CONTEMPLATING AESTHETICS; THE TRADITIONAL COURTYARD REVISITED (joint with Dr. Nabeel Elhady) in proceeding for the First Euro-Mediterranean Regional Conference: Traditional Mediterranean Architecture; Present and Future, Barcelona, 12-15 July 2007

2007 SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY IN THE GRADUATION STUDIO (joint with Dr. Nabeel Elhady) in proceeding for the Fourth international conference of Archcairo2007: Towards New Architectural Dimensions, Linking And Bridging Academia And The Professional Realm, Cairo, 20-22 March 2007

2004 GEOMETRIC PATTERNS AND THE REPRESENTATION OF ISLAMIC SACREDNESS BETWEEN ABSTRACTION AND SUBSTITUTION in proceeding for Al-Azhar Engineering 8th International Conference, Cairo, 24-27 December 2004.

2004 THE SENSE OF ARCHITECTURAL BEAUTY: REREADING THE AESTHETIC THEORY OF SANTAYANA IN ARCHITECTURE in proceeding for Al-Azhar Engineering 8th International Conference, Cairo, 24-27 December 2004.

2003 EDUCATION AND TODAY’S ARCHITECT: METHODS & TECHNIQUES OF TEACHING PRIMARY DESIGN STUDIOS, (joint with Dr. Bassel Kamel) in proceeding for the first international conference of: Architectural Education for the New Millennium: Issues, Innovations and Traditions, Bibliotheca Alexandria, 8-10 march 2003

2003 THE FUTURE OF RAILWAY STATIONS IN EGYPT (joint with Dr. Nabeel Elhady) in proceeding for Al-Azhar Engineering 7th International Conference, Cairo, 7-10 April 2003.

2003 A PLACE FOR REDEMPTION: FROM SARAJEVO ENTRY TO OTHER WAR TORN CITIES (joint with Dr. Nabeel Elhady) in proceeding for the14th International Urban Design and Implementations Symposium, Istanbul at 28-30 May 2003.

2003 YOUTH HOUSES IN THE NEW URBAN SETTLEMENTS; A STUDY OF THE FUNCTIONAL NEEDS (joint with Dr. Rowida Kamel) in proceeding for Engineering Research Journal, Helwan University, Vol 90


2002 SCIENTIFIC KNOWLEDGE AND ITS INFLUENCE ON ARCHITECTURE (Joint with Rowida Kamel). In Proceedings for 1st International Conference of the UIA-WPAHR-V, Alexandria, Egypt.

Recent Courses :

2006-current Architecture Theories (year 1, 2)

2001-current Architecture Criticism 1,2 for Post graduate studies

2001- current Aesthetics in Architecture, Elective course (year 3)

2001- current Design Studio (year 1)

Recent Prizes :

2000-2001 The prize of Excellence In The Post Graduate Studies And Researches from (CAPSCU) Faculty of Engineering – Cairo University

Conferences :

December 2010 Organizing a workshop with The department of Architekturgeschichte :: Bauforschung (Architecture History and Building Archaeology) of the Vienna University of Technology for the Project: workshop and 3D scanning of the Baron Palace in Heliopolis, held in Heliopolis.

2007 Organizing committee of the 4th international conference of The Architectural Department, Cairo University; TOWARDS NEW ARCHITECTURAL DIMENSIONS, LINKING AND BRIDGING ACADEMIA AND THE PROFESSIONAL REALM

2006 organizing committee of the 3rd international conference of The Architectural Department, Cairo University; APPROPRIATING ARCHITECTURE, TAMING URBANISM IN THE DECADES OF TRANSFORMATION

2005 Organizing committee of the 2nd international conference of The Architectural Department, Cairo University; GLOBALIZATION AND BEYOND; ARCHITECTURE, COMMUNITIES AND SETTINGS

2004 Organizing committee of the 1st international conference of Cairo University SCIENTIFIC RESEARCHES AND APPLICATIONS

2004 Organizing committee of the 1st first Student National Competition; WHERE COMMUNITY MEETS TECHNOLOGY: designing a light rail station in Cairo

Administrative Positions :

2011 Deputy manager of the “Center for Architectural and Engineering Design Support”, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.

Membership in Scientific Societies :

2010 Foundational Membership of the Docomomo- Egypt

1993-current Member of the International Union of Architects – Egyptian National Sector UIA

1993- current Member of the Egyptian Engineers Syndicate

Editor/Reviewer :

2003 to 2006 Corresponding editor of: Nexus Network Journal: Architecture and Mathematics

Professional Activities :

2011 Jury member of the competition for a strategic planning for Egyptian development “educational sector”

2010 Jury member of the competition for an “architectural and Urban expression” New Cairo, for Tabarak Holding.

2006 Technical studies and proposal of the Trade Chamber in New Cairo City.

2006 Environmental Impact Studies of the Craftsmen city; Cairo-Fayoum

2004 Planning and developing the craftsmen city; Cairo-Fayoum Road, Giza

2004 Developing the East and West Sector of Suez-Hurghada Road; Al_3een Al_Sokhna

2004 Preparing the Master Plan of Egyptian Villages, first phase

2004 Designing the High Institute of Fashion, Katamiah Road, Cairo

2003 Urban Development of Al_Zomor canal, from Al_Haram St. to Tersa Bridge, Giza