Dalila ElKerdany, Ph.D., is a practicing architect and has been professor of architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University, since 2006. Since 2012, she has been also an adjunct professor at the American University in Cairo. She obtained her degree and M.Sc. In Architecture, as well as a Ph.D. in Architecture, from Cairo University in the years 1979, 1986, 1992. During the years 1989-1992, she was a visiting fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. From 2006 to 2014, she headed the Heritage Conservation Committee in the Port Said Governorate. She is an active member of the Historic Areas Committee in the Egyptian National Organization for Urban Harmony (NOUH). She is also a member of the Architecture Committee at the Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture. ElKerdany is involved in research as well as practice in the fields of conservation, heritage, and design. She is a recipient of many competition awards and actively involved in the architecture profession in Egypt.