[IMPAQT] Integrative Multidisciplinary People-centered Architectural Qualification & Training
This 3-year project funded by the European Commission aims to breed architects capable of initiating a paradigm shift in Egyptian architecture practice; to become more integrative, multidisciplinary, people-centred, utilizing ICT enabling technology to better consider social, psychological and cultural dimensions of design and meet the needs of current and future generations, to create more supportive and inclusive settlements that positively impact human well-being, safety and satisfaction leading to the prosperity of cities convincing other actors and shapers of the environment to adopt this approach. A consortium of highly esteemed partners in their fields of specialization, from Europe and Egypt, come together to realize this vision through several outputs.
Egypt has one of the most rapidly transforming urban scenes; it experiences a unique ‘informal’, self-help urbanism with inherent spatial patterns that can be considered a neo-vernacular. With only 1% of informal areas conforming to the global perception of ‘slums;’ makeshift shacks with no water, sewage and electricity connections, Learn more...'
5-Year B.Sc. in Architecture and Urban Design
The program is planned on a 5- year duration towards a B.Sc. in Architecture within the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences at Nile University. It adopts is a multidisciplinary approach that builds on the wealth and diversity of the project participating partners to interrelate their specialization (Architecture and Urban Design, Structural and Construction Systems, Building Ecology, Human Behavior, Contemporary City, and Practicum) and develop a well integrated curricula that each module with other modules leading to the overall agreed upon synergy.
Life-long Learning Qualification
The project targets the development of 4 modules (Integrative approaches and tools, building ecology, contemporary cities, human behavior); short professional development courses, with significant practical content. Their aim is to capacitate graduated architects to improve their performance and outputs in the professional realm, equipping them to better face the multidisciplinary nature of their work while bringing back people to the forefront of their consideration.
EU and EG accreditation
EG accreditation: accreditation in EG is a mandatory step without which any EG university is not allowed to offer any academic program. The EG accreditation is a two-stage process Learn more...
Four Surveys are being carried out to investigate, the gap in architecture education, EG and EU architecture/ urban design and planning programs, tools/resources and ICT solutions applications in architecture education, and trends in the role of architect. This investigation will employ several data collection methods including interviews (individual and focus group) with academics and practitioners as well as a desk review, and an on-line questionnaire targeting young architects.