Architect, academic, and scholar. Received B. Sc. in Architectural Engineering degree from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1978 and Doctorate in Architecture degree from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 1990. Held several academic positions since 1978 at Ain Shams University, United Arab Emirates University, Kuwait University and currently at Qatar University, Department of Architecture and Urban Planning. Teaches architectural design studios, architectural research, and architectural professional practice courses. Research interests include social and cultural aspects of architecture, sustainable architecture, architectural education and the impact of globalization on architecture.