Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Environmental Design University of Calgary 2015
M.Sc.A Environmental Design University of Montreal 2002
B.Sc. Architecture Engineering Ain Shams University 1994

Dr. Youssef’s research interests originated with a fascination of form and urban morphology, gradually evolving to research the association between the physical, the social, the cultural, and the spiritual dimensions of the built environment. His teaching reflects studying the association between these dimensions at the architectural and urban scale in courses that I developed such as Place and Sacred Architecture as well as cross-cultural differences in the Urban Fabric of Cities. Before joining CAVAD, Dr. Youssef taught at the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University in Canada, guest lectured at the University of Economics and Business in Poznan, Poland as well as assisted faculty at the Architectural Department, Faculty of Engineering at the University of Tanta in Egypt.

Karim Youssef was nominated for the Governor General Gold Medal in 2015 for his academic achievements and is the author of: The Monadic Space of Suburban Canada. For a full list of his publications, visit: Karim W. F. Youssef (

Architecture Design Studios
Elective Graduate Course

Sacred Architecture
Philosophy of Architecture
Social Sustainability
Urban Morphology

University of Tanta, Faculty of Engineering
University of Calgary, School of Architecture, Planning, and Landscape
University of Calgary, Faculty of Arts, Department of Geography
Mount Royal University, Faculty of Teaching and Learning
Poznan University of Economics and Business, (Real Estate and Public Management)

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Board member, St. Mary and St. Paul Coptic Orthodox Church