Ahmed Sherif Habib

Professional in Architecture Design.

About Ahmed Sherif Habib

Egyptian architect Ahmed Habib has established his own path in contemporary architecture, gaining in good reputation over the past few years for designing some of the large scale projects in the GCC region. Managing and design director of architecture is currently his position at one of the top design firms in Kuwait. His wide exposure and work experience allowed him to design several project types including commercial, educational, entertainment, business offices, landscape, hospitality, residential and mixed use complexes. Habib’s career took a sudden upswing when he designed the AUM Conference Center & Grand Theatre in 2015. This project underlines a number of characteristics of his work and considered one of the landmarks in Kuwait. With projects such as Khalifa Park (350K m2, Cultural Park, Abu Dhabi), West Side (20K m2, Mixed use complex, Kuwait), Levels (35K m2, Mixed use complex, Riyadh), AUM Campus (240K m2, Educational University Campus, Kuwait) or the 120-meter-tall Society Hotel in Kuwait, Habib was engaged in different types of work, often in the large scale and with considerable technical challenges that he always meets with inventive spirit to ensure that high quality projects are produced. Through his work, his vision and his ideas, Ahmed Habib is creating his own place in the world of architecture and it is clear that soon he will be considered as one of the outstanding figures in his generation.

  • Winner of Architecture Design Award.
  • Specialized in Architecture Design.
  • Original Design.
  • Creative, Diligent and Innovative.
  • All Designs
  • Architecture
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Interview with Ahmed Sherif Habib

Could you please tell us more about your art and design background? What made you become an artist/designer? Have you always wanted to be a designer?
I have always wanted to be a designer. I remember drawing my first architecture plan sketch for our new house when I was 10 years old. Art & Music are my major passion since I was child. I came from a background were my father was a structural engineer, he always guided me to see things differently in my own way. I got my Architecture degree from Egypt where I learned how to integrate art & engineering, so when I design a project I think about how to combine all factors to help creating better environment.

What is "design" for you?
For me design is the beginning of everything, it’s the foundation of life and architecture is all about creating a good quality environment and I believe it has a direct impact on human psychology.

Space, form, materials, colors, lighting, acoustics and many more architectural elements play a big role on the psychology and behavior of an individual.

Architecture is the art that can change the world around us.
What is your favorite material / platform / technology?
Although there are new materials introduced daily, I prefer using Natural materials with the integration of new technologies.
When do you feel the most creative?
For me, the design process is like a meditation. Mid nights or early mornings are the best when I have a peaceful environment around me.
Which aspects of a design do you focus more during designing?
When I design anything I always try to create a project that is functional, environmental, cultural & sustainable.
What kind of emotions do you feel when you design?
Actually each part in the design process has its beauty and unique feeling however, when I catch a new idea in my mind is the most exciting moment....
What makes a design successful?
A design is most successful when it serves the purpose for which it was designed while showing its own personality and characteristics.
From your point of view, what are the responsibilities of a designer for society and environment?
Design has a direct impact on human psychology which effects everything around us. Environmentally, I believe that the use of eco friendly, bio degradable, recycled materials is the need of time and future. At the same time, we need to adapt modern technology and latest design directions to stay in tune. As designers, we should be able to balance all aspects without compromising on function.
Could you please share some pearls of wisdom for young designers? What are your suggestions to young, up and coming designers?
My advise to young designers is to be curious about all details, keep practicing and do not fear failure.
Which tools do you use during design? What is inside your toolbox? Such as software, application, hardware, books, sources of inspiration etc.?
My Sketchbook is my best friend then I develop the idea using softwares like AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3ds Max and Photoshop
Designing can sometimes be a really time consuming task, how do you manage your time?
Managing my time takes time, at the beginning of any project I always start by planning the project time-line which make it much easier to manage the design process time later on.
How long does it take to design an object from beginning to end?
It depends, for example If it is an Urban Project with huge scale it might take up to 6 months excluding the needed time for technical details and drawings, but if it is an interior design project for a small space it might take 4 to 6 weeks.
What is the most frequently asked question to you, as a designer?
"How did you manage to do it?" or "How did you think about this idea?"
What are your future plans? What is next for you?
Currently I am focusing to establish a strong network over places to exchange experience and design ideas.
Do you work as a team, or do you develop your designs yourself?
It depends, sometimes I design the full concept and then handover to my assistants for further development other-times; we design a project as a team from the beginning.
How can people contact you?
People can contact me through my Email: ahabibx.86@gmail.com, Phone: +96550566442 or Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/Ahmed.Sherif.Habib

Extended Interview with Ahmed Sherif Habib

Could you please tell us a bit about your design background and education?
Art & Music are my major passion since I was child. I came from a background were my father was a structural engineer, he always guided me to see things differently in my own way. I got my Architecture degree from Egypt where I learned how to integrate art & engineering, so when I design a project I think about how to combine all factors to help creating better environment.

What do you design, what type of designs do you wish to design more of?
As an Architect, mostly I design architectural/urban projects. I prefer designing more Large Scale Projects.
What should young designers do to become a design legend like you?
Actually I am still learning new things everyday. However, my advise to young designers is to be curious about all details, keep practicing and never fear failure.
What makes a good design a really good design, how do you evaluate good design?
A design is good when it serves the purpose for which it was designed in a creative way while showing its own personality and characteristics.
How do you define design, what is design for you?
For me design is the beginning of everything, it’s the foundation of life and architecture is all about creating a good quality environment and I believe it has a direct impact on human psychology.

Space, form, materials, colors, lighting, acoustics and many more architectural elements play a big role on the psychology and behavior of an individual.

Architecture is the art that can change the world around us.
What’s your ultimate goal as a designer?
As a designer, my ultimate goal is helping people having a better life by creating a better environment.
How long does it take you to finalize a design project?
It depends, for example If it is an Urban Project with huge scale it might take up to 6 months excluding the needed time for technical details and drawings, but if it is an interior design project for a small space it might take 4 to 6 weeks.
When you have a new design project, where do you start?
At the beginning of any project I always start by planning the project time-line which make it much easier to manage the design process later on.
What kind of design software and equipment do you use in your work?
My Sketchbook is my best friend then I develop the idea using softwares like AutoCAD, Sketchup, 3ds Max and Photoshop.
What is the role of the color, materials and ambient in design?
Space, form, materials, colors, lighting, acoustics and many more are all design elements that effects the design process directly and I believe that they play a big role on the psychology and behavior of an individual.


What makes your day great as a designer, how do you motivate yourself?
Catching a new idea makes my day great. I always motivate myself by setting clear goals and work hard to achieve them.
When you were a little child, was it obvious that you would become a great designer?
I have always wanted to be a designer. I remember drawing my first architecture sketch for our new house when I was 10 years old. Art & Music are my major passion since I was child.

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