School of Architecture
Maged Guerguis is an Assistant Professor at the College of Architecture and Design. Prior to this, he was a senior designer and a research fellow at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP (SOM) in Chicago. He has designed and developed a broad range of commercial, retail, mixed-use, and residential projects. He received his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Illinois at Chicago and his Bachelor of Architecture degree from Helwan University, Faculty of Fine Arts in Cairo, Egypt. He is interested in developing design computational tools for solving complex geometries and utilizing advanced modeling techniques including algorithmic modeling and scripting. He has taught and lectured at the University of Illinois at Chicago and Iowa State University. In 2013, he was awarded the SOM Research and Travel Fellowship. His research topic, “Soft Boundaries -The Emergence of Integrated Energies,” investigates areas where architectural design and other sciences overlap – such as biology, biochemistry, particle physics, robotics, discrete mathematics and differential Geometry. During his research he visited different scientific labs and institutions including ETH in Zurich, ICD and ITKE in Stuttgart, IDMG in Vienna and CERN in Geneva. Recently while at SOM, he was the lead designer of AMIE 1.0 (Additive Manufacturing Integrated Energy), an interdisciplinary research project in collaboration with the University of Tennessee Governor’s Chair program and Oak Ridge National Laboratory, to design and execute an experimental building envelope to be the first 3D printed energy efficient structure using additive manufacturing.
November 3, 2017