‘Khotout’ Association for Design Studies and Planning – Board of Trustee

Akram President: Akram Taha Mohammed Al-Magdoub

Architect, Designer and Visual Artist, Participant in several international and local architectural, cultural and visual art activities. Founder of “Integrated Design Studio", Cairo, Egypt. Member of the "Supreme Council for Culture", Architecture committee.
Member of the committee of “Aswan International Sculpture Symposium” 2009 - 2015, and Secretary-General of "Adam Henein Foundation" for Arts and Culture. He worked as the commissioner of the Egyptian Pavilion at “The Biennial of Venice” for Architecture, Italy in 2000. He also worked as a consultant for the Egyptian "Supreme Council of Antiquities" in 1998 - 2000.
He joined as a Jury Member in local and international competitions such as; the selection of the show at the "Egyptian pavilion at Venice biennial", Egypt in 2014, and "Francesco Borromini” International Prize in Architecture, Youth Section, Rome, Italy 2001.
He was the Chief editor of “Al Benaa Al Arabi” architectural magazine, and “Al Emara” architectural magazine. He Designed distinguished private and public projects of different types such as: “Aswan Sculpture Open Museum” in Aswan, Egypt.
“Khan Murjan” traditional handicrafts souk in Dubai, UAE.“Om Kolthoum Museum”, Cairo, Egypt. His work was displayed in a number of international and local exhibitions and museums, such as: "Aswan Sculpture Museum", Aswan, Egypt. "Modern Art Museum", Cairo, Egypt. : Recipient of international and local awards such as: The State Award for Creativity in Architecture, Ministry of Culture, Egypt, 1994 and the Golden Lion Award, for the best pavilion, La Biennale di Venezia, Italy, 1995.
He also received a number of Certificates and Honours for his works from different places like Atelier d’Alexandrie, Supreme Council for Culture in Cairo and the National Centre for Plastic Arts.

Founder and Treasurer: Mona Abdelazeem Abdelwahab

Assistant Professor at the department of architecture and environmental design, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Cairo branch, Egypt. Visiting Research fellow at School of Architecture, Planning and Landscape, Newcastle University, UK. She received her BSc and MSc in Architecture from Cairo university. She was awarded her PhD degree from Newcastle university; and continued her post-doc studies at the faculty of spatial planning, Groningen university, NL, where she co-founded, as editor-in-chief, the booklet series ‘Conversations in Planning’, YA-AESOP, ‘Association of European Planning Schools’

Vice President: Shaimaa Mohamed Refaat

Designer, Visual Artist and Founder of "Piece Of Art" Gallery. Shaimaa is Graphic and Web Designer for the academic journal "Arc Plan". Besides receiving her Bachelor degree from the Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, she received a certificate for Digital Marketing, Internet Marketing & Email Marketing Master Class from FEDMA's Interactive Marketing Council. She also received a diploma Certificate of The Art of Marketing from RITI. She participated in a number of competitions and galleries. Her latest Participation was in Gallery Dai, Artistic Visualization of Afifi Matar’s Poetry, Group Exhibition.


General Secretary: Mai Mohammad Ali Abuldahab

Teaching assistant at the department of architecture and environmental design, Arab Academy for Science and Technology, Cairo branch, Egypt. She was awarded her BSc and MSc in Architecture from the Arab Academy for Science and Technology in Cairo, Egypt.

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