Gamal Bakry



"....Man's abstraction in the 20th century stands on the scientific base of space time equation.Human achievement represents itself in the contemporary civilization, through three passes in Art, Science & Technology.At these different fields, we can recognize the vicious circle, where our achievements rotates, as an out-come of the boundary of the scientific base and its chain reactions.By following three passes through Architecture, Engineering & Planing, we hope to give an able hand joining all who struggle for human happiness, by the continuos effort, searching for suitable ecological balances.While we hope to live up with evolution prefery, giving the other hand to the new generation, and there vital effort to surpass the psychological barrier of the given principles, motivated by evolution instinct................"

Arch. Gamal Bakry


 Place and date of birth

Port Said, Egypt, 19 December 1931

Education :

1966 Rotterdam,Netherlands, Diploma in Town Planning
1956 Cairo University, Architecture

Prizes & Conferences :

Winner of many architectural and planning competitions as well as participant in several international conferences and exhibitions, including the following:

1999 UIA International Conference, Beijing - China
1998 International Conference For Architecture of the Future, Kassel
1998 IASTE International Conference, Cairo - Egypt.
1997 International Conference For Architecture of the Future, Helsinki
1996 Kuwait Architecture Conference, Kuwait. Architecture Venice Biennale, commissioner. International Conference For Architecture of the Future, Barcelona.
1995 Venice Biennale, Italy, commissioner
International Conference For Architecture of the Future, Tokyo
Symposium at Bahrain Society of Engineers, Bahrain
1994 Nominated for the Agha Khan award for Architecture
1992 Architecture Biennale, Buenos Aires
1992 Nominated for the Agha Khan award for Architecture
1991 International Conference on Preserving the Heritage of Art Nouveau, Barcelona, Spain
1991 Venice Biennale, Italy
1988 Nominated for the Agha Khan award for Architecture
1970 International Conference on Urban Development Plans, Berlin


1995 Cairo University
AlAzhar University
1994 Department of Architecture, Alexandria University
Beaux Art Faculty, Helewan University
Engineering Syndicate, Port Said
1993 Engineering Syndicate, Asyut
Department of Architecture, Cairo University
1992 Department of Architecture, Minya University
1991 Engineering Syndicate, Cairo
1990 School of Architecture, The University of California at Berkeley
1989 Beaux Art Faculty, Alexandria University
1985 Dept. of Architecture, Ein Shams University

Experience :

1956-1999 Chairman and Managing director of "Gamal Bakry & Associates," a conglomeration of Architects and Interior Designers, Urban Consultants, Town Planners, Engineering Consultants, and Construction Management Consultants
1972-1990 Chairman and Managing Director of E+G, for Physical Development
1975 Chief Designer, Prime Ministry Bureau
1974 Technical Advisor to the Minister, Ministry of Housing
1972 General Planning Director, General Organization for Physical Planning
1968-1972 Head of Planning Department, Egyptian Committee for Housing and Urban Development
1962-1968 Head of Architectural Department Rural Housing, Egyptian Organization for Housing and Urban Development
1957-1962 Head of Architectural Department. General Organization for Land Reclamation

Registration :

Member, Egyptian Engineering Syndicate since 1956
Member, Architectural Committee of the High Council of Culture

Books :

1993 Architectural Picnic
  Architecture of Thousand Minarets
  Between Time & Feeling " Urban Debate " (Under Printing)
  Regularly publishes architectural and urban development articles at Al-Ahram daily news paper

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