did not receive this land from our forefathers; we have
borrowed it from our children." says an old African
adage. In the realization that humans have a partnership
with Earth, the primary goal of sustainable design must
be to lead through example and to heighten awareness
of the Earth's value. Whether it is an interpretive
landscape design, a park infrastructure, a visitor center
or a museum, we aim to create experiences that stir
and engage the imagination.
Since each piece of earth is unique, design solutions
must evolve from indigenous realities. The design must
provide for education, conservation, value and inspiration
and primarily promote the welfare of local people. It
should be in harmony with nature through an earth-tone
template and maximize the use of natural systems. An
architectural vocabulary for each site must be identified
that reflects both local cultural and natural heritage.
The design character should embody the regions
identity. Maximizing the use of local organic building
materials- when sustainable- and local labor engages
community participation and supports the wellbeing of
local and indigenous people.
Our experience in architectural and exhibit design,
together with our extensive computer database and knowledge
of Egypts natural and cultural resources gives
us a holistic approach to each project.