Timothy Khalifa (Cairo,1995) is a fifth year architecture student set to graduate in 2019 with a B.Arch degree from the Carnegie Mellon University School of Fine Arts, where he is on the Dean's List. Timothy is a member of the Urban Design Build Studio at Carnegie Mellon University. He spent the summer of 2018 working in the New York office of Skidmore, Owings, & Merrill. He worked primarily on the construction document set for the Manhattan West development, aiding with the Department of Building submission, as well as assisted with the construction document set for the Moynihan Train Hall Development assisting with detailing for the Phase 2 submission.
Timothy previously spent the summer of 2017 working at New York based practice HWKN. He worked primarily on schematic design and design development for a residential home, an international skyscraper competition and a residential development, concentrating on design work and producing drawings, models, and diagrams while preparing for and attending client meetings. During the summer of 2017, Timothy worked at Brooklyn based practice AESuperlab, a cross-disciplinary creative design studio, located in Brooklyn, New York. As an intern, he assisted with the conceptual design, project development and finalization for a series of projects contributing diagrams, drawings and design work. Projects include Halo NYC, a kinetic 11-ride structure proposed above Penn Station; Infinicities, an evolving parametric digital metropolis; and Solar Charging Stations for Totem Power.
Timothy is intrigued with the cognitive understanding of the build environment. He strives to research and experiment how the political, environmental and social aspects of building can change and affect the way humans live and interact with their surroundings. Timothy aims to create sensible human centered interventions, creating and promoting a closer and stronger relationship between space and its occupants. Timothy is now a teaching assistant at Carnegie Mellon University for the B. Arch Materials & Assembly course. He was awarded the 2017 Payette Prize in Building Science and and was the recipient of the 2018 AIA Pennsylvania Student Award. Timothy has been involved in a series of award winning proposals including the 2017 Epic Metals Competition and the 2015 Aqua Pavilion Competition. He enjoys running, swimming, and traveling.