Karim Youssef, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Architecture

Dr. Youssef’s research interests originated with a fascination of form and urban morphology, gradually evolving to research the association between the physical, the social, the cultural, and the spiritual dimensions of the built environment. His teaching reflects studying the association between these dimensions at the architectural and urban scale in courses that I developed such as Place and Sacred Architecture as well as cross-cultural differences in the Urban Fabric of Cities. Before joining CAVAD, Dr. Youssef taught at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University in Canada, guest lectured at the University of Economics and Business in Poznan, Poland as well as assisted faculty at the Architectural Department, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tanta in Egypt.

Karim Youssef was nominated for the Governor General Gold Medal in 2015 for his academic achievements and is the author of: The Monadic Space of Suburban Canada. For a full list of his publications, visit: Karim W. F. Youssef (researchgate.net)



Ph.D. Environmental Design, University of Calgary
M.A.Sc. Environmental Design, University of Montreal
B.Sc. Architecture Engineering, Ain Shams University