Staff Member
Dalila ElKerdany Professor Emeritus

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Qualifications :

B.Sc. (1979) "Architectural Engineering " Cairo University (Egypt)

M.Sc. (1986) "Architectural Engineering " Cairo University (Egypt)

Ph.D. (1992) "Architectural Engineering" Cairo University (Egypt)

Fields of Interest :

Architectural Design

Urban and Architectural Consrvation

Heritage in Contemporary design

Architectural Criticism

Recent Publications :

2010 Cairo, the Valorization of Sustainable Traditional Methods and Building Techniques , in “Heritage: A Model for Sustainable Development, ICOMOS France- Euromed Heritage. Conference, 5-4 October, Paris, France.

2009 Cosmopolitan Mansoura: Reality or Myth?, in “Patrimoines Partages: concept, gestion et memoire collective (Shared Mediterranean Heritage: Concepts, Management & Collective Memory”. Alexandria and Mediterranean Center Publication, Bibliotheca Alexandrina: Alexandria, pp 230-215.

2008 Hammam Folklore Dynamics in Cairo: Lessons from Operation to Regeneration”. Archnet-IJAR, International Journal of Architectural Research - Volume 2 - Issue 3 - November 2008.

2008 The Reproduction of Popular Hammam: Applied on Tanbali, Bab El Shareyah. International Conference titled: The Traditional Hammam: a Gift from the Past for the Future. Damascus, Syria

2007 Appropriating the Traditional Hammam to Modern Needs: Community Life and Development. REHABIMED Conference, 15-12 July,Barcelona, Spain.

2006 Housing for Low Income Groups, Egypt Case. CUIMPB Centre Ernest Lluch, Barcelona, Spain.

2005 Public Art in New Towns: Guidelines for Improving Public Spaces. The International Conference on New Towns, Tehran, Iran.

2005 Cosmopolitan Mansura, Real or Myth? Direction to the Management of the City’s Modern Heritage. A joined paper presented to the International Conference for the Shared Mediterranean Heritage of the 19th and 20th Centuries. IRD, CAEDS Cairo University and Bibliotheca Alexandrina.

2005 The Roof Tops of Cairo in Literature and Photography: A Critical View for Design Decisions in the City Center. The Second Conference of the Department of Architectural Engineering, Cairo University.

2005 The Cairo Case: Urban Morphology and Architecture as a Memory of Historic Evolution. 49th IFHP World Congress, Urban Futures: Continuities and Discontinuties, Rome, Italy.

2004 The Rehabilitation of Cairo’s Modern Heritage: Conservation Management and Design Decisions. The Third Annual Conference “Science and Technology in Archeology and Conservation”, Departement of Conservation Science, Queen Rania Institute of Tourism and Heritage, The Hashemite University, Zarqa, Jordan.

2004 Sustainable Building Design: Guidelines for Buildings Life Cycle. A joint paper presented at the first Conference of the Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineer, Cairo University.

2003 Port Said Architectural Heritage, joint exhibition, French Egyptian Society, Port Said.

2002 «Innovation and Conservation: Case studies in Intervening with Valuable Buildings», UIA International Conference WPAHR on Architecture and Heritage as a Paradigm for Knowledge and Development, Region, V, Bibloliotheca Alexandrina, Egypt

2000 AlTorjuman Project: Multi-Culturalism as a New Paradigm, IASTE Seventh International Conference «End of Tradition», October, Trani, Bari, Italy.

1999 The Upgrading of the Urban Environment of Zamalek, 9th Conference of the Union of Egyptian Architects, «Architectural Heritage and Urban Design

1999 Port Said: The Future of the Architecture Heritage, an Exhibition held at Port Said Palace of Culture, Inaugurated by the Governor

1998 History Telling Through Garden Design: A Design process of a public Garden in Port Said, IASTE Sixth International Conference «Manufacturing Heritage/Consuming Tradition: Preservation, Tourism, and Development in the Age of Globalization», December, Cairo, Egypt.

1998 Conservation Policy for Zamalek Island, a Panel Session at IASTE Sixth International Conference, December, Cairo, Egypt.

1997 Cultural Institutions and their Architecture in Nasser›s Egypt, a presentation at the Center for Middle Eastern Studies, University of California, Berkeley, USA. Port Said: Invoked Style and Contemporary Denial, IASTE Fifth International Conference “Identity, Tradition and the Built Form, the Role of Culture in Development”, December 1996 ,17 – 14, Berkeley, California, USA.

1996 Informal housing, and Income Generating Activities: the Case of Cairo, a presentation at The Istanbul University Workshop, HABITAT II International Conference, Turkey.

1994 Insider / Outsider Eye on the streets of Cairo, a joint paper presented at IASTE 1994 Conference, Tunis, Tunisia. It is published through the Working Paper Series of the Center for Environmental Design Research, College for Environmental Design, University of California at Berkeley.

1994 What is After Restoration?, a paper presented at UIA, Egyptian Architects› Conference, Cairo.

1994 Between Tradition and Modernity: The Dilemma of Contemporary Egyptian Architecture, Lecture Series, School of Architecture, The University of British Colombia, Vancouver, Canada. Policies in Public Culture and Their Architecture, a paper presented at EDRA 22 Conference, Oaxatabec, Mexico.

Recent Books :

2017 Port Said: A Cosmopolitan Heritage Under Threat, in “Revitalizing City Districts: Transformation Partnership for Urban Design and Architecture in Historic City Districts”. Edited by Abulfadl, ElKerdany and Wessling. Springer: The Urban Book Series. Switzerland, pp 34-15.

2014 Bahariyah Oasis: Pedagogy Source for Architecture Creativity, in “Architecture and Art: Artist Creativity Driven From Place Energy”.Edited by Nadia El Madahkah. KATARA, Qatar, pp 132-115.

2012 Sustainable Conservation in Egypt: Paradigm and Issues, in “Sustainable Mediteranean Construction”.Edited by De Joanna, Paola; Francese, Dora; Passaro, Antonio. FrancoAngeli s.r.l., Milano, Italy, pp 7-41.

Recent Prizes :

2016 Award for the best practice in heritage conservation in the Arab world from ICCROM-ATHAR (Sharja Office) UNESCO

2003 Second Prize, The New Sportive Club for the Workers of the Central Bank of Egypt, Cairo.

2001 Second Prize, Bank Misr New Annex, Cairo.

1998 Prize, Land Mark, Public Art work at the Northern Entrance of Suez Canal, Port Said.

1998 Honorarium Prize, Senderella Tourist Resort, Mediterranean Sea, Teeba Company for Development.

1996 Second Prize, Maspero Area Urban Planning, Cairo Governorate.

1996 First Prize, Middle Income Housing Complex in Hadaek ElKobba, Cairo, The Engineers Company for Development and Urban Investment.

1995 First Prize, Mena Garden City Commercial and Recreation Center, 6th October City, Mena Company for Tourist and Urban Investment.

Conferences :

2008 UIA International Conference, July, Turin, Italy

2005 UIA International Conference, July, Istanbul, Turkey

2001 UIA International Conference, July, Berlin, Germany

1999 UIA International Conference, June 26-23, Beijing, China.

1998 Local Co-Director, 6th IASTE Conference «Manufacturing Heritage and Consuming Tradition», Cairo University in Cooperation with University of California at Berkeley, December 19-15, Cairo.

1997 Architecture of the Future, UIA Working Group, Helsinki, Finland.

1997 Future of Arab Culture, Supreme Council of Culture, May 14-11, Cairo, Egypt.

1997 The Arab Region Conference for Urban Planning and Sustainable Development for Arab Metropolitan, and Urban Centers, Participated in a workshop titled: Capacity Building in Planning and Urban Management, The General Organization for Physical Development and Planning, April 5-2, Cairo, Egypt.

1996 Chairing a session in IASTE 1996 Conference, session title: «Elements of Urban Traditions: Analyzing Form», Berkeley, USA.

1996 HABITAT II Istanbul Workshop, Istanbul Technical University Faculty of Architecture, Taskisla, 14-10 June 1996, Istanbul, Turkey. Cairo International Conference, Improving the Living Environment for the Urban Poor: Towards Sustainable Development (Preparing Meeting for HABITAT II), December 21-18, Cairo, Egypt.