Timothy Khalifa (Cairo,1995) is a fourth 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 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.
Timothy previously worked at 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. During 2015, Timothy interned with raafat.miller.consulting architects in Cairo, Egypt on the project team for the Emaar Misr integrated community project, Mivida, supporting finalization of digital work on AutoCAD.
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 Case Studies in Architecture course. He 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 and traveling.