Dr. Ahmed Farid Moustapha


Born April 24, 1939.

Married with four children.

Saudi Arabian citizen.


1964-1968 Ph.D. Architecture;The Catholic University of America, Washington, D.C., U.S.A.
1963-1964 Study in Town Planning;Two Semesters, (MIT), Cambridge, U.S.A.
1962-1963 M. Architecture;Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, U.S.A.
1955-1960 B.Sc. Architecture;College of Engineering, University of Alexandria, Egypt.

Academic Experience:

1972-2005 Manarat Schools in Saudi Arabia:(Founding Member), summerized as below:
1987-2005:  Supervisor General, Manarat Al-Madinah Schools, Madinah.1979-1987:  Supervisor General, Manarat Schools, Eastern Province.

1972-1979:  Member; Manarat Schools, Riyadh.

1982-1983 Director;Center for Translation and Publication, King Faisal University (KFU), Dammam, Saudi Arabia.
1975-1982 Founding Dean;College of Architecture & Planning, King Faisal University (KFU), Dammam.
1973-1975 Associate Professor;Dept. of Architecture, Faculty of Engineering, King Saud University (KSU), Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1968-1973 Founding Head of the Dept. of Architecture:Faculty of Engineering, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
1960-1962 Teaching Assistant;Dept. of Architecture, College of Engineering, Alexandria University, Egypt.

Practical Experience– Saudi Arabia:

Consultant for various Architectural and Engineering Projects:  (See Appendix “A”):

1998-1999 Madinah Region Master Plan Study – Town Planning.
1993-1994 Action Areas Planning Project; Madiha City: Town Planning.
1993-1994 Madinah Roads and Public Garden Beautification Project, Madinah City: Road Design and Landscape Architecture.
1992-1993 Gizan Region Residential Areas Planning:  Town Planning.
1983-1993 Building Projects of different types and sizes – Designing and Supervision.
1991-1992 Action Areas Plan; Makkah: Town Planning.
1984-1985 Schools, Grouop II: 23 Schools, Abha: Supervison.
1983-1985 New Residential Quarters; Prototype Designs, Roads, Landscaping of Public Gardens; Madinah Municipality, Madinah:  Building Principles.
1983-1984 ComputerCenter at King Faisal University, Dammam in coordination with Advardo Catilano Co.:  Designing and Supervision.
1982-1985 Islamic Center, Yaoundi, Cameron – Designing and supervision.
1982-1985 Water Tower, Al-Kharaj, Riyadh Region: Supervision.
1982-1983 Guest House at Mina (Makkah), Ministry of Information:  Designing.
1980-1983 Planning, Architectural Design & Engineering Works: Al-Mutrafiyah Site Develop-ment, Jubail, in coordination with VLD and FMB.  Design and Supervision Project for the Royal Commission fo Jubail and Yanbu.
1979-1981 Inter-City Bus Terminal & Workshop, Saudi Public Transport Co. (SAPTCO), Dammam and Riyadh:  Designing and supervision.
1979-1980 Housing Project; in cooperation with Saudi Tech., Ministry of Interior:  Design Documents.
1976-1980 KingFaisal University (KFU), Dammam & Al-Ahsa, Temporary University Faculties:  Design & Supervision:

·         Residential Buildings for students, teaching staff (married & bachelors).

·         SocialCenterfor Families.

·         RecreationCenterfor students.

·         Faculty of Architecture & Planning.

·         Faculty of Agriculture & Nutrition.

·         Faculty of Medicine & Medical Facilities.


1968-1976 KingSaud University (KSU) Buildings; Riyadh:  Design and Supervision

·       Faculty of Education: Ibn Khaldoun Humanitarian Studies Center.

·       Faculty of Agriculture: Laboratory, Auditorium & Food Industry Building.

·       Faculty of Medicine:  Auditorium for 1200 students.

·       Students’ Union Building.

Practical Expereince– U.S.A.:

1966-1967 Project Manager, Forrest Coil & Associates, Washington DC, U.S.A.
1965-1966 Architect, Elmore Fischer & Associates, Washington, U.S.A. and worked for Water Development, Washington DC, U.S.A.
1963-1964 Architect, Joseph Frinkas Office, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

·         Supervised Children’s Hospital Garage in Boston.

·         Granite Research Pre-stressed Concrete Plant working drawings.

·         Precast, prestressed concrete details.

Practical Expereince – Egypt:

1961 Architect, Abul-Fadl Office, Al-Hadri, Al-Khouli, Alexandria, Egypt.

Research & Publications:


Paper:          Project for Reconstructing Mosques in War-torned  Regions, Paper presented at the Mosques Building Conference, King Saud University, Riyadh.


Booklet:        Islamic Values in Contemporary Urbanism


Research:     New Residential Areas and Islamic Cities, Research presented in the Conference “Towards Islamic Urbanism”, Bahrain.


Research:     New Residential Area in Madinah.  Research delivered in the Asian Cities Conference, Akron University, Ohio, U.S.A.


Guide:          Rabwah Neighborhood, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.


Book:            Al-Jaroudiah, Research Development Project preenting “Low Rise/High Density Approach for Residential Areas in the Eastern Province”, published by King Abdul Aziz Scientific City (KASCT), Riyadh.


Book:            The New University Buildings at Baden-Wurtetemburg, Germany.


Paper:          Archiving the characteristics of the Islamic Arab city in modern Architectural Planning, paper presented at Arab Cities Conference, Bahrain.

Committees & Consultations:

2000, 1998, 1996, 1994

Member:             Award Committee for the Best Architectural Achievements in Madinah, Saudi Arabia


Consultant:         United Nations to Madinah Municipality (one month).


Member:             Saudi-USA Joint Commission for the Develoopment of King Faisal University (KFU).  Meetings at the State Department USA and KFU.


Member:             Bid Evualtion/Taking Over Committee, Easter Province Governorate Building, Dammam, Saudi Arabia.


Consultant:         Charitable Society in the Easter Province, Project for the Handicapped and Aged.


Consultant:         Tender Analysis University Buildings, University of Riyadh.


Member:             Higher Committee for Riyadh Municipality Supervisor over the Consultant and Contractor for Riyadh Beautificiation Project, Riyadh.


Jury Member:    General Organization for Social Insurance (GOSI) Administration Building, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Consultant:         Managing Board of the Equestrian (Horse Racing) Club for the evaluation of the project presented by Frank Bazel Co. to the Sports Club, Riyadh.


Jury Member:    Office Building Competition, Riyadh Electric Co., Riyadh.


Consultant:         Evaluation Works, Main Haram (Grand) Mosque Building, Makkah, Ministry of Finance, Saudi Arabia.


Member:             Evaluation, Olympic Stadium Project by Paul Rudolph, Kenzo Tange & John Utzon, Ministry of Social Affairs, Riyadh.


Member:             Committee for Analysis of Contractors & Tenders, Retirement Pension Building, Ministry of Finance, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.


Public Lectures:   About Architecture and Urbanism in the following countries :

Algeria, Australia, Bahrain, Bosnia, Central Asia, Egypt, Kuwait, Lebanon, Malaysia, Morocco, Pakistan, Russia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Tunisia, USA.

Trophies & Certificates:


1994 Appreciation Certificate:  Holy Capital Municipality, Makkah, Saudi Arabia.
1991 Appreciation Certificate:  Chapter of Egyptian Engineer graduated from Egyptian Universities, Egypt.
1989 Appreciation Certificate:  MadinahMunicipality, Madinah, Saudi Arabia.
1987 Award & Appreciation Certificate:  King Faisal University 10 Years Foundation Celebration in admiration of Ex-Deans and  Founders.

Additional Activities:

1.         Adjunct Professor, International Islamic University of Malaysia (IIUM).

2.         Member of the Islamic Development Bank (IDB), Committee for Muslim Refugees.


Afghanistan, Algeria, Austria, Bangladesh, Belgium, Bosnia, Canada, Denmark, France, Germany, Greece, Holland, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Qatar, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, UAE, UK, USA.


A. In the United States of America:
1. Dr. Amr Moustapha6407 Woodsong Court

McLean, VA 22101

(703) 847 5382 (Off), 473 7639 (Res.)

2. Dr. Ahmed TotonjiIIIT

POB # 669

Herndon, VA 22070

(703) 471 7911, 838 0350

B. In Saudi Arabia:
1. Dr. Abdul Aziz Al-Khowaiter (Ex Minister of Education)Royal Saudi Cabinet, Riyadh and Jeddah

Kingdomof Saudi Arabia

Riyadh, Tel. (966-1) 491-0033

Jeddah, Tel. (966-2) 697 0754

2. Usman HutchinsonPOB # 2206


Saudi ArabiaTel. (966-4) 844-0264 (Off), 834-2218 (Res.)

Address         :

P.O.Box # 3787         
Madinah, Saudi Arabia
Tel.      (+966-4) 848-0271, 848-5001, 848-4160
Fax:  (+966-4) 848-0271, 848-5539, 848-5542

Email:           ahmedmoustapha@yahoo.com

Encl.  :           Appendix “A” (Upon Request)

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