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 has been a member of the Urban Design Build Studio since January 2018 and is also completing a minor in Social and Political History. Timothy has received a number of awards including the 2018 AIA Pennsylvania Architecture Excellence Student Award and the 2017 Payette Prize in Building Science. He was also involved in a number of award winning proposals including the 2017 Epic Metals Competition and the 2015 Aqua Pavilion Competition. He is now a teaching assistant for the B. Arch Ethics and Practice course and has previously worked as a teaching assistant for the Materials and Assembly, Digital Media and Case Studies in Architecture courses.
Timothy has engaged in a number of internships working with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill, HWKN and AESuperlab in New York as well as Raafat Miller Consulting in Cairo, Egypt. Timothy worked at the New York office of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill during the summer of 2018. He worked primarily on the construction document set for the Manhattan West Development aiding with the Department of Building submission as well as assisting with the construction document set for the Moynihan Train Hall Development. At HWKN during the summer of 2017, Timothy worked on schematic design and 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 2016, Timothy interned with AESuperlab, a cross-disciplinary creative design studio located in Brooklyn, New York, he assisted with the conceptual design, project development and finalization of a series of projects including 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 is an aspiring architect, researcher and educator striving to promote the political, environmental and social aspects of the built environment that can help increase equality in society. Timothy aims to create sensible human centered interventions, creating and promoting a closer and stronger relationship between space and its occupants. He enjoys running, swimming, and traveling.