Dr. Mohamed El Kaftangui

Assistant Professor
Architecture and Interior Design


Educational Background

  • Ph.D. in Bioclimatic Architecture, ENSA University, Toulouse, France 1991
  • M.Sc. in Bioclimatic Architecture, ENSA University, Toulouse, France 1988
  • B.Sc. with Honors in Architecture Alexandria University, Alexandria, Egypt 1984

Mini Bio


  • Environmental Architecture, Bioclimatic Architecture, Green Architecture.
  • Projects management “ from Design to Handover”
  • Residential and Public Buildings.


  • Assistant Professor, UAE University, UAE 2011 - Now
  • Senior Design manager in Sorouh Real Estate 2007 - 2010
  • Associate Professor, Arab Academy of Science and Technology, UAE 2000 - 2006
  • Senior Architect in Sequences Consultant, Toulouse, France 1987 - 1999


  • Supervised 2 Ph.D. and 4 Master Degree students at Arab Academy of Science and Tech.
  • Authored or co-authored of 10 technical publications in refereed journals and conference proceedings on Environmental Architecture.


    Senior Design Manager for different projects:

  • Al Ain Mall – Al Ain, UAE “ Developer: Sorouh Real Estate, Design: Ewan”
    The creation of 121,000 m2 of retail, cinemas, restaurants and parking. Cost 450M.AED
  • Movenpick Hotel – Al Ain, UAE “ Developer: Sorouh Real Estate, Design: Ewan”
    The creation of 5 stars hotel “B.U.A. 58000 m2”, 32,000m2 for hotel, 4635 m2 of chalets, 22,000m2 of restaurants & utilities. Cost 320.M AED
  • International Airport of Dakar - Dakar, Senegal.
    Client: Government of Senegal, Contractor: S.B.G. Cost 600 M. €
  • Shams Abu Dhabi development – Al Reem Island “ Developer: Sorouh Real Estate”<br>An overall development program of 82 million sq. ft.of B.U.A including residential, offices, entertainment, retails, hotels and community facilities.
  • Urbanization plan for a B.U.A. of 57000 m2 of residential & offices, 17000m2 of hotel.
  • JOSE CABANIS Mediatheque – TLS, France “Client: Toulouse City, Consult: Sequence”
    Building contains the National Audio Visual Institute, trading venues, cafeteria, and a reception - area 35000m2, cost 35 M.€
  • Aussillon Mediatheque – Toulouse, France “Client: Aussillon City, Consultant: Sequence”
    1820 m2 of B.U.A. contains an audio visual space, exposition hall, cafeteria, dancing hall - cost 1.64 M. €
  • Ariane 5 museum – Toulouse, France. “Client: Toulouse City, Consultant :Sequence”
    the creation of permanent exposition of Ariane 5 space rocket with multimedia halls, area 1640 m2, cost 1.6 M.€
  • National School of Agriculture – France “Client: Minis. of Education, Cons :Sequence”
    Technical school of agriculture science contains classes, library, conferences hall, etc. B.U.A. 10 800m2, cost 9M. €