Bakr M. Aly Ahmed

Assistant Professor of Architectecture


Courses Taught:

ARCH 443 Architectural Structures II
ARCH 471 Architectural Design V – High-rise Studio
ARCH 454 Environmental Control Systems II (Active Systems)

ARCH 772 Design Thesis - 5th Year Studio


Educational Credentials:

B. Sc., Architecture, Building Technology, Minia University, 1984

M. Sc., Architecture, Minia University, 1990
Ph.D., Environmental Design and Planning, Virginia Tech, 2001


Teaching Experience:

Demonstrator, Minia University, 1984-1990
Assistant Lecturer, Minia University, 1990-1995
Graduate Teaching & Research Assistant, Virginia Tech., 1995-2002

Assistant Professor, North Dakota State University, 2002-present



The Syndicate of Egyptian Engineers, Licensed member of Professional Architecture Engineering since 1984-present


Selected Publications and Recent Research:

“The Good, Bad, and Ugly” in Architectural Case Studies, DEFSA, 2007
“Means of Egress Building Code Compliance Diagrams”, AEI, 2006
“Towards an Environmentally Sensitive Urban Pattern”, ARCC, 2003 “Sustainable Design Modeling for Coastal Tourism Developments”, ACSP 1999


Professional Memberships:

The American Planning Association (APA associate)
The American Institute of Architecture (AIA associate)
The Society of Egyptian Architects (the National Section of the UIA) The Syndicate of Egyptian Engineers (member)


Experience and Qualifications:

Bakr Aly Ahmed has nearly 27 years of academic and teaching experience in architecture and design criticism. Prior to joining the faculty of NDSU, he has completed his Ph.D. in Environmental Design and Planning from Virginia Tech and a Master in architecture focusing on prefabrication of building and the mass production of housing projects. In parallel, he has maintained a professional practice of consultant and design work in numerous projects included beach resorts, housing developments, and mix-use urban projects. His research interest is focuses on sustainable design modeling, environmental capacity measurements, and simulation modeling for pedestrian movement in large buildings.