Shahira Fahmy

Shahira Fahmy Architects

Architect
Hailed by Phaidon (2011) as one of the "architects building the Arab future",Shahira Fahmy (b.1974) is the founder and principal of Shahira Fahmy Architects.

Shahira Fahmy Architects was established in Cairo, Egypt, the same year Shahira was awarded the Bibliotheca Alexandrina Young Architect Award (2005). Since then, the practice has developed an international presence, with recent competition successes in Switzerland and London. Its work has been publicised worldwide, including in the New York Times T magazine, the Architects' Journal, the Architectural Review, and the Financial Times.

Shahira's work ranges from architecture and masterplanning to product design, and her collaborations - both on projects and exhibitions - reflect her strong belief in the value of teamwork. Such collaborations have included: the new campus for American University Cairo (2005), with Legoretta+legorreta, Abdel Halim Ibrahim, and Sasaki; the Ahmed Bahaa El-Din Cultural Center (2010), with Dar el Handasah; and the exhibition 'Home in the Arab World' - at the 2012 London Architectural Festival - in collaboration with Bas Princen.

Alongside her practice work, Shahira has been consistently involved in research, teaching, and public speaking. Shahira holds a Master's degree in Architecture from Cairo University, where she taught from 1997 to 2007, and has been a guest speaker at the RIBA, London (2011), the Harvard Arab Alumni Association (2011), American University Beirut (2012), American University Cairo (2012), and Arkimeet, Istanbul (2010).

Amongst other honours, Shahira Fahmy Architects was awarded the Green Good Design Award by the Chicago Athenaeum in 2010, and was the first ever Egyptian practice to take part in Milan Design Week (2007). The practice has been shorlisted at Abu Dhabi City Scape (2011), Dubai City Scapes (2010), WAN (2010), WAF
(Residential Category, 2009), and MIPIM Architectural Review (2009). Shahira Fahmy is currently involved in the architectural expansion of the Delfina Foundation Headquarters near Buckingham Palace in London, scheduled to open ahead of London's Frieze Art Fair in Fall 2013. she is also serving as project reviewer for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture for this year's cylce 2013.
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