Shaimaa S Ashour , Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Biography
Education
Affiliation
Community Service
Publications
Research Indicators
Funds and Projects
Teaching
Courses
Office Hours
Others

Biography

  • With over seventeen years’ experience in the architectural profession. Shaimaa Ashour likes narrating stories about architecture and places through teaching, writing, photography, city walks, public lectures. She is an architect with multi-disciplinary interests ranging from Egyptian 19th & 20th century architecture to cultural heritage, architectural advertisement and urban history. Two editions were published of her book "The Pioneer Egyptian Architects during the Liberal Era (1919-1952)”. Shaimaa Ashour is an assistant professor at Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport. She held a seat on the Committee for Architecture at the Supreme Council of Culture under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture from 2011 till 2020.

Courses Added

Courses Added
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AR210 - Architectural Drawing

2016 Fall View All Content
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AR211 - Architectural Design 1

2015 Spring View All Content
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AR211 - Architectural Design 1

2016 Spring View All Content
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AR232 - History & Theory of Architecture 2

2015 Fall View All Content
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AR232 - History & Theory of Architecture 2

2016 Spring View All Content
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AR416 - Interior Design 1

2015 Spring View All Content
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AR501 - Architectural Design Graduation Project

2015 Spring View All Content
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AR526 - Vernacular Architecture

2016 Spring View All Content
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AR543 - Introduction to Site Planning & Housing

2017 Fall View All Content
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Funds and Projects

  • The international workshop: City Analysis and Building Survey // Low Tech to High Tech Baron Palace, Heliopolis.
    - Organised by the department of History of Architecture and Building Archeology of the Vienna University of Technology in cooperation with the Centre of Architectural and Engineering Design Support, Department of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, and Assiut University, Civil Engineering Department, Surveying Section.
    There were other institutions that provided help: The Supreme Council of Antiquities - Dept. of Islamic Archaeology, Faculty of Archaeology, Cairo University - Austarian Cultural Forum Cairo - CULTNAT, Cairo - Embassy of Belgium, Cairo - Heliopolis Company for Housing and Development, Cairo.

    - The workshop consisted of two parts. First a city analysis of Heliopolis, pointing out building typologies, hierarchies of spaces and their relation with buildings, uses of public spaces. Second, a survey and analysis of the Baron Palace: with low-tech measuring and 3D high-tech scanning techniques, the building was documented, and its building materials and techniques registered and analysed.
    http://baugeschichte.tuwien.ac.at/site/2012/02/22/baron-palace-documentation-project/?lang=en
    Funded Project
  • "FabUrb" project
    "FabUrb" project - “Fabub” is the theme of a project that Samir El Kordy is spearheading to manifest in an installation as part of "The future of tradition – the tradition of future" group exhibitions at Munich. - I took part in the following: - Shared in the field research stage as part of Cairo research team. - Involved on the data collection and analysis of new cairo city. (maps, articles, videos, photos) - Assembled a survey list of all the new compounds in New Cairo. - Studied the billboards for the visual identity (logos, use of typography, slogans, figures, visual language, etc.) as well as tracing elements from the corporate identities. - Synopsis of the show "The future of tradition – the tradition of future" is expositions collectives hosted by Art house, Haus der Kunst Munich, dedicated to Arab world and took place from 17 September 2010 to 09 January 2011. It celebrated 100 years after the exhibition ‘masterpieces of Muhammadan art’ in Munich recalling this epoch-making show with an important change in view: It not only included contemporary art, design, photography, architecture and fashion, but also provides artists and institutions from the region to take part in the exhibition with their own concepts. - Synopsis of the "Faburb " This project deals with new cities & patterns, logics and the psychology of urban expansion in New Cairo and New Damascus in attempt to map the uniquelly/generally hybrid manifestations of New Cairo city & New Damascus urban modernization. The main idea is that by separating studying the different visual elements, we may be able to analyze the logic and typology that these companies use to communicate to attract potential buyers. This material constitutes one strand of several strategies that was manifested in visual material that was shown in the exhibition in the form of panels, slideshows, texts and postcards. - Faburb received a partial fund from Prince Claus Foundation - Holland for the book production.
    Funded Project
  • International workshop “WATERFRONT FOR EVERYONE: Exploring the potentials of WATERFRONTS as urban catalysts for sustainable development”
    between Metropolis, the world association of the major metropolises Barcelona (Spain), Housing & Building National Research Center Cairo, Egypt and Effat University College of architecture and design – Architecture Department, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia.
    Funded Project
Fall - 2017
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Education

  • Ph.D. in Architectural Engineering, Architectural Engineering. Cairo University. Faculty of Engineering. Egypt, Jun 2014
  • M.Sc. in Architectural Engineering, Architectural Engineering. Cairo University. Faculty of Engineering. Egypt, Aug 2005
  • B.Sc. in Architectural Engineering, Architectural Engineering. Cairo University. Faculty of Engineering. Egypt, Jun 2001

List of Publications

    • Elfiki, Sherif, Mohamed Abd El-magid, Ashour, Shaimaa, Ahmed Wanas , "Post Occupancy Evaluation for Self-Help Housing in Egypt: The Case of 6th of October “Ebny-Bietak” project" , Engineering Research Journal, ISSN 1110-5615, Volume 159‪.‬ Faculty of Engineering- Mataria-‬Helwan University , 2018.
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    • Vittoria Capresi and Barbara Pampe. (Eds.) Author: Ashour, Shaimaa., "Antoine Selim Nahas (1901-1966) Creating a new scale & program for residential buildings." , Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and Stories. Berlin: JOVIS. , 2015.
           
           
    • Vittoria Capresi and Barbara Pampe. (Eds.) Author: Ashour, Shaimaa., "Educational missions abroad and the affirmation of Egyptian architects in Egypt." , Discovering Downtown Cairo: Architecture and Stories. Berlin: JOVIS. , 2015.
           
           
    • Ashour, Shaimaa, "The role of educational delegations in shaping the pioneer Egyptian architects academically and vocationally during the first half of the 20th century‪.‬" , Department of Architecture‪.‬ Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University‪.‬ 4th International Conference‪.‬ ARCHCAIRO‪.‬ Cairo‪.‬ Egypt‪.‬ ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬ , 2007.
           
           
    • Abd Elfatah, Dalia. Ashour, Shaimaa., ""تغير سياسيات الاسكان ما بين المخطط والمنفذ الى الوضع الراهن مع ذكر خاص لمدينة السادس من أكتوبر في جمهورية مصر العربية"." , مؤتمر الإسكان العربي الرابع "تفعيل الشراكة بين القطاعين العام والخاص لتطوير قطاع الإسكان" والذي عقد في المملكة العربية السعودية , 2016.
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    • Elshahed, Mohamed. Ashour, Shaimaa., "The University" , The fifth print issue of Cairobserver , 2015.
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    • Ashour, Shaimaa, "The Pioneer Egyptian Architects during the Liberal Era(1919-1952)”, part of "Pages from the Egyptian History" series‪.‬" , Madboly publisher‪.‬ , 2011.
           
           

Affiliation

  • A member of the Society of Egyptian Architects
  • A member of the Technical Committee formed to establish the Terms of Reference and the regulations for the first national juried competition to represent Egypt at the 14th International Exhibition for Architecture Venice Biennale in Architecture (2014).
  • Co-founder of Docomomo Egypt
  • Holds a seat on the Committee for Architecture at the Supreme Council of Culture under the auspices of the Egyptian Ministry of Culture.
  • Member in the Technical Committee for the national competition to represent Egypt at the 17th International Exhibition for Architecture Venice Biennale in Architecture (2020)
  • The Representative of the architecture board in the supreme council for culture in the Technical Committee for the national competition to represent Egypt at the 15th International Exhibition for Architecture Venice Biennale in Architecture (2016)

Teaching

  • Postgraduate courses
    -Egyptian Regions and Architecture

    Undergraduate courses
    -Architectural Design Graduation Project
    -Introduction to Site Planning & Housing

Research Indicators

Community Service

  • I organized more than fifty architectural events between seminars, public lectures, national and international workshops in cooperation with different institutes.
  • I participated in workshops, initiatives and roundtables discussing several key issues centered on heritage, Cairo’s present urban and architectural condition, and architectural publications.
  • Since 2007, I created my blog Keep hunting photos “Manseiat (Forgotten)” and then an electronic newspaper "The io Weekly" in 2012. Both are hub sharing fresh news about Egypt mainly architecture, and heritage.
  • Supervisor of Numerous Masters thesis in Architecture

Others

  • Photography, writing, travelling

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