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Resume education College: - The American university in Cairo (AUC) - Degree: Architectural Engineering (B.S.) - Minor: Business Administration Minor - Current GPA : 3.436 - Drexel University, USA (2012) - Summer School, Germany. Technische Universität Darmstadt - Expected date of graduation: Spring 2014 High School: Thanawya Amma, Rafah secondary school for girls, North Sinai, Egypt, 2008. Score: 98% (402 out of 410) awards: - LEAD Scholarship : A joint program between the United States Agency for International Development, the Egyptian Ministry of International Cooperation and the American University in Cairo which offers full tuition scholarships to 54 students annually - one male and one female from each of Egypt's governorates - 2012 honors certificate for outstanding academic achievement among architecture engineering students - 2013 honors certificate for outstanding academic achievement among architecture engineering students academic projects: (as part of the curricular work) - - - - - - -

Library design , hong kong , 2013 commercial towers , frankfurt , 2013 housing compound design , hurgada , 2013 mixed use development project , cairo , 2013 Student housing project for university , new cairo , 2012 single family villa , cairo , 2011 furniture showroom design , cairo , 2010

activities Extra curricular Activities: - Participant, iceBauhaus Workshop: reload:Africa July 2013, Weimar, Germany. - Lecturer, 5th annual conference (street harassment), 2009 - Facilitator in Public Relation committee, Leadership for education and Development Program, Cairo, Egypt, spring 2009 - Member, logistics, Students Awards Ceremony (SAC), AUC, Cairo, Egypt, spring 2010 Trainings: - - - -

Archer Business Consulting Persuasive/public speaking training at AUC Masryti workshop “ How to manage conflicts” (A 20 hour workshop) Team work (3 day training) by ASPIRE for trainings

Computer and Language Skills: - fluent in both written and spoken English and Arabic. - Excellent internet research skills - Proficient use of MS office Application: Word, Excel and Power Point - Sufficient knowledge of design programs: AutoCAD, 3D max and Photoshop, Revit, Rhino, Lumion , Google Sketchup , Ecotect, movie maker and Primavera P3 (Project scheduling Software) . - Excellent research skills. Travel experience: - Paris , Summer 2013 - Germany , Summer 2013 - Turkey , Spring 2013 - united states of America , 2011 until 2012


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AENG 273 - Digital Representation Tools for Architects

An introduction to different forms of digital representation in architecture: architectural drawings, 3D-modeling, rendering, sheet layout design and fundamentals in animation and image editing. Introduction to Building Information Modeling (BIM) and graphical representation software. Such techniques are utilized as design tools for the creative development of projects and communication with clients and consultants from different disciplines in architectural practice.


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AENG 351 - Architectural Design Studio I Studio on designing in behavioral and socio-cultural contexts. “Inside-out” approach to Architecture. Design through the study of behavioral use of space. Age, sex, culture and individuality as well as complex functional relationships influence on architectural design. Study of the nature of human behavior and how it can be incorporated, facilitated, modified and influenced through architectural design. Design for special needs populations. Introduction to developing project brief through definition of the needs of society, users and clients.


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AENG 352 - Architectural Design Studio II

Studio on form, space and composition. “Outside-in� approach to architecture. The architectural form and its composition. The compositional aspects of spatial design- expression, language, intent, dynamics etc. and their use as tools of concept and functional accommodation. Three-dimensional models and design development. Spatial approach to design. Meaning, message and symbolism. Work with architectural precedents through analysis of various works of architects. Contemporary design theory as a premise for design.


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AENG 453 - Architectural Design Studio III Studio on Environment and Sustainability. This studio will allow students to investigate various aspects of the environment and ‘sustainability’ as a force within the architectural profession. Recent increases in global climatic and social pressures have necessitated environmental awareness as well as new architectural design solutions. Using current sustainable design strategies as a foundation, students will analyze and implement their own environmentally responsible analysis and designs. Conservation and recycling of materials and waste management. Field trip to gain hand on experience on the sustainable design and waste management is a requirement.


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SITE ANALYSIS

THE AMERICAN UNIVERSITY IN CAIRO DEPARTMENT OF CONSTRUCTION AND ARCHITECTURE ENGINEERING AENG 368 – HOUSING DESIGN STUDIO AND G.I.S DR SHERINE WAHBA FALL 2011 – HOUSING DESIGN PROJECT

Site Edges

Accessibility

Road Networks

Existing Building Analysis Roads

Back to Back Buildings

Building at a distance less than 2m or Fully Attached Buildings

Mosque

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Dead Ends

Solid to Void Relationship

EL HUTTEYAH – CAIRO, EGYPT

The Site – Al Hutteyah Streets Surroundings

Urban Context -The site edges are totally surrounded by urban structures.

Cairo Geographical Map

DENSITY

Site Location within Al-Mohandessin Suburb

SITE IMAGES Exterior Finishes

Structural System - Construction Materials

Number of Floors

Luxurious Housing 4 buildings x 2 units/floor x 12 floors/building = 96 units. Middle Income Housing 7 buildings x 2 units/floor x 5 floors/building = 70 units. Low Income Housing 3 buildings x 8 units/floor x 5 floors/building = 120 units. 7 buildings x 4 units/floor x 5 floors/building = 140 units. 5 buildings x 2 units/floor x 5 floors/building = 50 units. 120 + 140 + 50 = 310 units. Total number of units = 96 + 70 + 310 = 476 units. Average number of people per unit = 5 people/unit. Total number of people in Huteyyah = 5 x 476 = 2,380 people. Area of Site = 20,160 m2. 1 feddan = 4,200 m2. Therefore, area of site = 20,160/4,200 = 4.8 feddan. Estimated population of Huteyyah = 450-500 person/feddan. The proposed housing project: 2,380 people ! 4.8 feddan Therefore 2,380/4.8 = 496 people/ feddan Therefore, the new housing project will be successful in housing all Huteyyah inhabitants.

DESIGN CONCEPT Most buildings on the site has a mere plaster finish, while only few has stone. This is a plaster-finishing wall.

The concept was to make use of the external road networks surrounding the site in the division of areas into low, middle and luxurious. Also, according to the density analysis, the most of El-Huteyyah’s inhabitants are of the low and middle income users, so, it was considered to allocate the largest part of the land to the housing of low income group, then followed by the middle income group while the luxurious group has the least area on site.

The structural systems used on the site are skeleton and wall bearing systems. This is a wall bearing structural system of one of the buildings.

Types of the Buildings

All roads are found outside the site boundaries. Within the site itself, there are only dead-ends except for one road on which the mosque overlooks.

This relationship shows that El-Hutteyah is a highly dense area due to the existence of more buildings than open spaces.

Strengths

Weaknesses

Opportunities

Threats

-Good Accessibility. -Surrounding buildings are in good condition (Upper-Middle Class).

-Very weak structural system -Lots of dead ends. -Very limited budget.

-Some buildings are in good condition. -There is a mosque, which we will keep. -There are some vacant areas at the main street corners.

-Very narrow street widths (3m). -High density . -Some apartments are used as shops.

SWOT ANALYSIS DESIGN ALTERNATIVES

EVALUATION CRITERIA – [ /10]!

The Chosen Alternative for Development!

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CHOSEN ALTERNATIVE

These images show that some of the buildings on this site are mixed-used buildings and the services are found on the ground floor.

Urban Tissue

The buildings’ floors range from 0 [Ground Level] to 4 floors. This building has 5 floors including the ground floor which is used as services area.

Exterior Finishes

Existing Building Conditions

G.I.S MAPS

Number of Floors

Alternative 2 was chosen to be developed because it mostly, of other alternative, reflects the design concept. In alternative 2, the major part of the land is dedicated to the low income group, then to the middle income and the smallest area for the luxurious. The roads are directly connected to the external road network, and they surround each area providing proper accessibility. As for the pedestrian paths, they are designed to emphasize the division of clusters in each area. Structural System

Construction Materials

REDESIGNING EL-HUTEYYAH

Esraa Youssef El Zerbawy


DETAILED CLUSTER – MIDDLE INCOME CLUSTER SCALE 1:400!

ELEVATIONS SCALE 1:200

PLANS! GROUND FLOOR PLAN SCALE 1:400 FIRST FLOOR PLAN LOW INCOME

SCALE 1:200

PROTOTYPE 1

PROTOTYPE 2

MIDDLE INCOME

PROTOTYPE 1!

MASTER PLAN SCALE 1:500 PROTOTYPE 2

LUXURIOUS

3D SHOTS

REDESIGNING EL-HUTEYYAH

PROTOTYPE 1

PROTOTYPE 2

Esraa Youssef El Zerbawy

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