Magda Mostafa PhD
Department of Architectural Engineering.
The American University in Cairo
Born in Guelph, Canada
Currently lives and works in Cairo. Address:The American University in Cairo
AUC Avenue, New Cairo
PO Box 72, 11835
PhD, 2004 Department of Architectural Engineering, Cairo University, Dissertation Title: Accomodating Autistic Bavior in Design through Modification of the Architectural Environment, Cairo, Egypt.
MSc, 1998 Department of Architectural Engineering,
Cairo University, Dessirtation Title: Culturally Responsive Architecture: Its Existence, Objectivity and Mechanisms, Cairo, Egypt
BSc, 1994 Department of Architectural Engineering at Cairo University, Cairo, Egypt.
2009 - Associate Professor, Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, The American University in Cairo
2004 - Adjunct Assistant Professor, Department of Construction and Architectural Engineering, The American University in Cairo.
2004 - Assistant Professor of Architecture, Cairo University, Department of Architectural Engineering.
1999 - Design Associate and Special Needs Design Consultant, Progressive Architects, Cairo, Egypt
1995 - Designer, CDC-Abdelhalim Architects, Cairo, Egypt.
1994 - Architect, EHAF-CEDAJ, Cairo, Egypt.
Grants & Awards
Rolex Award for Enterprise, shortlisted, for the ASPECTSS Classroom project.
The Rolex Awards for Enterprise support inspiring individuals who carry out innovative projects that advance human knowledge or well-being. (August 2015, results pending)
UIA International Architecture for All Research Award, for the Autism ASPECTSS™ Design Index.
This international award is given to an architect(s) for evidence based design research that makes a significant contribution to improved quality of life through facilitating a better understanding of user-centered design and its application to the design of the built environment. (UIA World Congress, Durban, South Africa, August 2014).
ArcVision Women in Architecture Award, Italicementi & and the Society of Egyptian Architects.
Among 10 women honored in 2013/2014 for excellence in design for social and environmental responsibility awarded for the Advance Center for Special Needs project (January 2014).
Coordinator, Cairo Green, TEDx City 2.0 finalist, TEDx.
Coordinator of the CairoGreen workshop at AUC in collaboration with Architecture and Vision, Andreas Vogler & Arturo Vittori, with students from AUC and Cairo University. The workshop proposed green solutions for Cairo and was shortlisted for the TEDx City 2.0 award (December 2012).
Omrania/ CSBE Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, Advisor for two First Prize winning project, Center for the Study of the Built Environment. (October 2012).
Omrania/ CSBE Student Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, Advisor for First Prize winning project, Center for the Study of the Built Environment. (October 2011).
International Award for Excellence in the Design Field, from Design Principles & Practices for “Thinking Outside the Box: Addressing and Enhancing Visual/Spatial Skills and Active Learning in Architectural Education”, a paper studying the learning style shift of architectural students through AUC’s architecture program (2008).
Finalist, The International Award for Excellence in the Constructed Environment, Common Ground Publishing & The International Journal of the Constructed Environment. (February 2012)
Nominee, AUC Excellence in Teaching Award, AUC. (November 2013).
Nominee, AUC Excellence in Teaching Award, AUC. (April 2014).
Nominee, AUC Excellence in Teaching Award, AUC. (November 2012).
Nominee, AUC Excellence in Teaching Award, AUC. (March 2011).
International Publication Award, Ministry of Higher Education. Egypt (2010).
International Publication Award, Ministry of Higher Education. Egypt (2009).
Nominee, UNESCO/Emir of Kuwait Prize for Research and Training in Special Needs Education for Children, UNESCO- Emir of Kuwait. (2005).
Faculty Distinction Award. Cairo University, Faculty of Engineering (October 2007).
Intellectual Property, Patents and Trademarks
Mostafa, M., "Autism ASPECTSS™ Design Index", Trademark EG-285356/7/8/9.