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Samir Sadek Hosny

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Name : Samir Sadek Hosny
Title: Professor of Architecture & Design Computing in Architecture
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Personal Info: Professor Hosny is the Chairman of the Department of Architectural Engineering at Future University in New Cairo; he is also Professor of Architecture and CAAD at the Department of Architecture at Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt. From Ain Shams University; Prof. Hosny received his B.Sc. degree in 1977 and his M.Sc. in 1985. His M.Sc. thesis addressing the architectural trends in Egypt during the period of the Nineteenth Century and the first half of the Twentieth Century is referenced in many M.Sc. and Ph.D. theses by researchers from different parts of the world. In 1990, Prof. Hosny earned his Ph.D. degree in Architectural Design Computing after a three-year period as a visiting scholar to Penn State University, Pennsylvania in the USA. In 1997, Dr. Hosny became an Associate Professor in the Department of Architecture at Ain Shams University, then, in 2004 he earned his Professorship in Architecture and Architectural Computing. Prof. Hosny's expertise includes: Architectural Computing in practice and education, Shape Grammars, Computer Design Generation, Expert Systems in Architecture and Urban Planning, Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality in Design and Education, Architectural Education, Design Methods, Tourist Studies, Decision Support Systems, CMCD; Computer Mediated Collaborative Design, Virtual Design Studios, and Sustainable Architecture. Prof. Hosny was the director of the first Egyptian Virtual Design Studio to be conducted in Egypt in 2003 with four other Architectural Schools from London (Liverpool School of Design), Alsharja (The American University in Alsharja), Turkey (The Middle East Technical School) and Mexico (The University of Mexico). Prof. Hosny has published more than 50 refereed journal and conference papers. He has also supervised more than 50 M.Sc. theses and 20 Ph.D.s in Egypt, USA and Hungary. In addition to being an external examiner in several Ph.D. qualifying exams as well as examining several M.Sc., Ph.D. theses and conference and journal papers for different universities. Also, Prof. Hosny has a substantial design experience in the Design and Building Construction industry and contributed in designing major architectural and urban projects in Egypt, Saudi Arabia, Syria and Libya. He has also held several academic and administrative positions since 1977 at Ain Shams University, Suez Canal University, Misr International University (MIU), and Future University in Egypt (FUE), which ranged from a demonstrator or a Teaching Assistant to the Acting Dean of Engineering at MIU. Since 2007, Prof. Hosny has joined Future University in Egypt (FUE) and currently he is the chairman of the Department of Architectural Engineering at the Faculty of Engineering and Technology at FUE. During 2013, he has also won FUE's award for "Promoting Professor Student relationship". His students have won several National and International architectural competitions. Lots of his graduate students hold distinctive positions in well reputable architectural firms in Egypt as well as abroad. Prof. Hosny can be contacted at: [email protected] [email protected] Or by phone at: 16383 or 16FUE ext. #: 1409 View More...


Certificate Major University Year
PhD Architecture Engineering Ain Shams University - Faculty Of Engineering 1991
Masters Architecture Engineering Ain Shams - Egypt 1986
Bachelor Architecture Engineering Ain Shams - Egypt 1977

Teaching Experience

Name of Organization Position From Date To Date
إعارة داخلية لقسم الهندسة المعمارية، كلية الهندسة والتكنولوجيا، جامعة المستقبل أستاذ العمارة ورئيس قسم الهندسة المعمارية 01/01/2007 01/01/2018
جامعة عين شمس أستاذ العمارة - كلية الهندسة 01/01/2004 01/01/2018
إعارة لجامعة مصر الدولية قائم بأعمال عميد كلية الهندسة 01/01/2003 01/01/2007
قسم العمارة بكلية الهندسة - جامعة عين شمس مدير الوحدة الخاصة لخدمة المجتمع والبيئة - وحدة التصميمات والبحوث والدراسات المعمارية 01/01/1997 01/01/2003
قسم العمارة بكلية الهندسة - جامعة عين شمس نائب مدير الوحدة الخاصة لخدمة المجتمع والبيئة - وحدة التصميمات والبحوث والدراسات المعمارية 01/01/1995 01/01/1997
جامعة عين شمس الإشراف على الإدارة الهندسية والمباني الجامعية 01/01/1994 01/01/1995

Researches /Publications

A Review on the Application of Evolutionary Algorithms to Building Design Optimization; - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Hussein Farid, Khaled Dewidar, Ruby Morcos


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Impact of Climatic Conditions on the Thermal Comfort of Six Egyptian Climatic Design Regions - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Tamer Gado


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Using Computer-Mediated Communication and Collaboration in Architectural Design Education: Investigating the Virtual Class - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Ashraf M. Abdelmohsen


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Integrating Intelligent Mixed Reality in Architectural Education: "A Theoretical Model" - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

Sherif Morad Abdelkader


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Shape Grammars: Style Generators in CAAD - 01/0

Samir Sadek Hosny

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Just as grammars for natural languages use rules to form grammatical sentences from a dictionary of words, grammars for architectural design use rules to make structures from a dictionary of shapes, properties, labels and other elements. Shape grammars are concerned with the generation of form through the application of defined rules which constitute a grammar, and which can be used to express the way that elements of a design are composed in a style. This paper addresses the concept that shape grammars, considered as one of the CAAD (Computer-Aided Architectural Design) generation tools, may be used to help the designer generate and evaluate design concepts after a specific style during the conceptual phase of the design process. An example of architectural grammar after Kisho Kurokawa’s style for museum design is presented. Five examples of Kurokawa’s museum designs are analyzed. The extraction and formation of his architectural grammar is presented. The implementation of the grammar is introduced through a set of rules governing the Kurokawa’s style for museum design, these are put in a shapes matrix through which different design ideas, concepts and configurations are generated and explored. The paper also opens up new frontiers for future research work in this field.

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Award Donor Date
FUE's Award for Outstanding Services for the Academic Year 2016/2017 FUE - Announced at the Opera House 2017
FUE's Award: Promoting Professor-Student Relationship for the academic Year 2012/2013 FUE - Announced at the Opera House 2013
Peace Fellowship for Data Collection for the Ph.D. Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA 1988
Scholarship for PhD - USA Penn State University, Pennsylvania, USA 1988

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