Ahmed  Khalil

Ahmed Khalil

PhD Researcher

After obtaining his BSc. Degree in Architecture in 2001 at the University of Alexandria, Ahmed Khalil worked till 2017 as an architect at AWAD Associates; an architectural firm based in Alexandria, Egypt, and working mainly in renovation, rehabilitation & reuse of heritage buildings. During this period, he gained a lot of practical experience in Architectural design, especially in the field of heritage conservation and renovation.

In 2016, Ahmed received his Master's Degree from the University of Alexandria with a thesis titled "Implementing Sustainability in Retrofitting Heritage Buildings - Case Study: Villa Antoniadis, Alexandria, Egypt" which addressed the two subjects of Sustainability and Heritage conservation, and the interrelationship between them.

His research interests expand from Heritage building conservation and retrofitting to sustainability and building performance to the Heritage BIM application to the built heritage environment.

Thesis title:  Heritage BIM for Improved Performance and Management of Listed Buildings


University of Greenwich Vice Chancellor Scholarship, 2018.

"ICOM Egypt (International Council of Museums)" Best Practice Award for Museum Design 2017, for the Renovation & Reuse of the Greek Orthodox Patriarchate Museums in Alexandria. by AWAD-Associates, May 2017.

"Hassan Fathi Award for Architecture" Award of the Architectural Photography, organized by "Bibliotheca Alexandrina", Alexandria, December 2014.


Affiliate member of the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), UK.

Affiliate member of the Chartered Institution of Building Services Engineers  (CIBSE), UK.

Member of SAHGB "The Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain", UK.

Member of the Egyptian Syndicate of Engineers, Egypt.

Member of "L'Atelier d'Alexandrie - Groupement d`Artists et d`Ecrivants", Alexandria, Egypt.

Research / Scholarly interests

Thesis title: Heritage BIM for Improved Performance and Management of Listed Buildings

Research interests: Heritage Buildings, Retrofitting, Building Performance, Conservation, Sustainability, H-BIM.

Recent publications

  Khalil, A. M. R., Hammouda, N. Y., ElDeeb, K., "Implementing Sustainability in Retrofitting Heritage Buildings. Case Study: Villa Antoniadis, Alexandria, Egypt", MDPI, Heritage 2018, 1, 6.

  Khalil, A. M. R., "Conservation of Egyptian Vernacular Desert Architectural Heritage - in Search for a Successful Conservation Model", International Journal of Engineering Research & Technology (IJERT), ISSN: 2278-0181, Vol. 6 Issue 11, November - 2017.