Ahmed
Sherif

Position
Professor
Department
Department of Architecture
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Profile

Brief Biography

Ahmed Sherif is a professor of architecture at AUC since 1992. He is the founding chair of the Department of Architecture from 2016 to 2020 and was one of the founders of the architecture program at AUC in 2007. Sherif’s area of specialty is architectural design and construction, with emphasis on hospital and public buildings design. He is actively involved in research on healthcare architecture, especially low energy hospital architecture. Sherif holds a doctoral degree in architecture from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, and MSc. and BSc. with honors degrees in architecture from Cairo University.

Sherif has more than 40 years of experience in architectural design and construction supervision. He is a partner of one of the leading Egyptian design firms specialized in hospital and healthcare design. He practices architectural/engineering consultation for hospital projects in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. Sherif is an international associate member of the American Institute of Architects, and a member of the local section of the International Union of Architects (Society of Egyptian Architects) and the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers. Sherif is registered in Egypt as a professional architect having a prestigious status of a consultant specialized in healthcare facilities design and construction. He is a member of the Egyptian national committee on establishing the Egyptian guidelines for the design of hospitals and healthcare facilities.

Recent Publications

Ahmed Sherif is the author of several publications in the areas of low energy architecture and hospital design. These reflect results of the research efforts at AUC. Some recent publications are:

  • Iskandar, M. A. Sherif, Y. Mansour (2019), “Cultural Impact on Design of Inpatient Rooms in Pediatric Healthcare Facilities in Egypt, Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference of Architecture and Urban Planning - ARUP2019, 14-16 October 2019, Cairo, Egypt.
  • Sherif, A., A. Mahmoud, M. ElSharkawy, A. Eissa (2017) “Parametric Configuration of Window Light Shelves for Daylighting of Hospital Patient Rooms under a Desert Clear Sky”, Proceedings of the 33rd International Conference on Passive and Low Energy Architecture-PLEA 2017, 3-5 July 2017, Edinburgh, UK.
  • Wagdy A., A. Sherif, H. Sabry, R. Arafa, I. Mashaly (2017) “Daylighting Simulation for The Configuration of External Sun-Breakers on South Oriented Windows of Hospital Patient Rooms under a Clear Desert Sky,” Solar Energy, Vol. 149, pp.164–157.
  • Sherif, A., H. Sabry, A. Wagdy, I. Mashaly, R. Arafa (2016) “Shaping the slats of hospital patient room window blinds for daylighting and external view under desert clear skies,” Solar Energy, Vol. 133, pp.1–13.
  • Sherif, A., H. Sabry, A. Wagdy, I. Mashaly, R. Arafa (2016) “Shaping the slats of hospital patient room window blinds for daylighting and external view under desert clear skies,” Solar Energy, Vol. 133, pp.1–13.
  • Sherif, A., H. Sabry, A. Wagdy, R. Arafaa, (2015) “Daylighting in Hospital Patient Rooms: Parametric Workflow and Genetic Algorithms for an Optimum Façade Design,” Proceedings of BS 2015, the 14th International Conference of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA), 7-9 December 2015, Hyderabad, India.
Research Interest
  • Low energy architecture
  • Sustainability in architectural design and construction
  • Hospital design and construction