Department Heads

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Habil Erwin Herzberger

Prof. Dr.-Ing. Visual Design
Head of Department
Dr. Ing. Habil. Erwin Herzberger (1948) is professor at German University in Cairo. He is expert for Freehand Drawing, Visual Design, 3 - D Modeling and descriptive Geometrysee more
Dr. Ing. habil. Erwin Herzberger (1948) is ProfessorDr. Ing. Habil. Erwin Herzberger (1948) is professor at German University in Cairo. He is expert for Freehand Drawing, Visual Design, 3 - D Modeling and descriptive Geometry in the Architecture and Urban Design Program at the German University in Cairo. He did his Promotion (PhD) at Stuttgart University under the title: "Planning and Reality" in 1985. In 2000 he completed his academic abilities with his habilitation under the titel: "From Idea to Form" also at Stuttgart University. Erwin Herzberger works as architect as well as an artist. He taught the subjects of Drawing, Painting, Modeling, architectural Design, Diploma Projects and PhD works until 2014. He is still giving there lectures in History of Architecture and History of Art. He published several books: Freehand Drawing (1985), Image-Form-Space (2013 with Dr. Jens Heißler), From Idea to Form (2015), Desert Houses (2016) and he participated at lot of architectural competitions. His artistic work was presented in a lot of exhibtions. Since 2010 he works as an Visiting Professor at the GUC in the above named subjects. His didactic interests follow the idea to combine the contents with integrated tasks. Since his work in Egypt he worked about the question how to reduce energy consumption for air-conditioning. So he researched on traditional arabic architecture for transforming it into a modern one. His goal is to build a prototype building with students on the GUC Campus which can be run with less electric energy. The results will be installed in urban design planning as a contribution for environment protection by architecture.
 

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Hussam Salama

Assoc. Prof. Architecture & Urban Design
Head of Department
Dr. Hussam Salama is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design. He did his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and has received his Master see more
Dr. Hussam Salama is an Assistant Professor at the Department of Architecture and Urban Design. He did his post-doctoral studies at Harvard University and has received his Master of Architecture and Ph.D. degrees from the University of Southern California. Prior to that, he earned Master and Bachelor degrees in architectural engineering from Cairo University. His research focuses on urban development in the Middle East during the era of Globalization. He also investigates the nature of public spaces in cities in the region. Dr. Salama held several teaching and research positions at the University of Southern California, Harvard University, Qatar University, and the British University of Egypt. He currently teaches architecture design studios, Sustainable Urban Development, Urban Economics, and Urban Sociology courses at the GUC.

Selected Publications:
Salama, Hussam (Forthcoming). Formation and Transformation of Tahrir Square. In Saliba, Robert. Conceptualizing Boundaries: Urban Design in the Arab World, Ashgate,
Salama, Hussam (2014). Places of Flows in Globalizing Middle Eastern Cities. Architecture and Art. Issue 25 & 26, Autumn 2013.
Salama, Hussam (2013). Dubai in a World of Flows.” International Journal of Architectural Research. Volume 7, Issue 2, July 2013.
Salama, Hussam (2013). Tahrir Square: A Narrative of Public Space. International Journal of Architectural Research. Volume 7, Issue 1, March 2013
Salama, Hussam (2012). Tahrir Square: Between Local Traditions and Global Flows. The International Association for the Study of Traditional Environments (IASTE) Conference. Portland, USA.
Salama, Hussam (2012). Places of People Flows: Learning from Dubai. The 3d Gulf Research Meeting. Cambridge University, July 2012
 

Assoc. Prof.Thomas Loeffler

Assoc. Prof. Building Technology
Head of Department
Vice Dean Student Affairs

 

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