PhD Students

Ahmed Ali

Graduate Teaching Assistant
Ph.D. Candidate

B.Arch., Alexandria University, Egypt
M.Arch., Virginia Tech

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Ahmed Ali is an Adjunct Professor in the School of Architecture + Design, Virginia Polytechnic institute and State University. He teaches courses in computer application in design that focus on the use of digital media and three-dimensional modeling in the design process. He also advises graduate-level thesis students in accomplishing their thesis documentation and publication. Ahmed is an educator in professional practice. He currently practices architecture in both the U.S. and Egypt. In the U.S., he is an intern architect with Hanbury Evans Wright Vlattas + Company. He is involved in the master planning process and student housing studies for several universities across the nation. Current projects include Virginia Tech, New Mexico State University, Florida Gulf Cost University, Clemson University, Rice University, and many others.

Prior coming to the U.S., he taught architecture at Alexandria University, Egypt, from 1997 to 2001. He was an assistant Lecturer, teaching design studio, building technology, and urban design for all undergraduate levels, In addition, he established a professional practice in Alexandria, where he worked on a variety of projects ranging from small residential and commercial renovations to corporate and educational projects. He won several national competitions, including the Ministry of Education National School Competition. He has always maintain working in both world, Academia and Professional Practice

In 2004 he was awarded the Graduate Thesis Book award from Virginia Tech for his thesis entitled, “Silence, Darkness and Light,” an international competition to design the Grand Egyptian Museum near the Pyramids in Giza, Egypt.

Ahmed’s current research falls in the territory between design process and process design, focuses on resource reuse and the role of the architect in waste reduction, in particular establishing a paradigm shift to design with reuse.

Ahmed is an associate member of the American Institute of Architects, LEED-Accredited Professional, member of The Autodesk User Group International Organization, and a licensed Architect in Egypt.

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