Born and raised in Cairo. Shahira studied Architecture at the Faculty of Engineering at Cairo University, graduating top of her class in 1997. After graduation, Shahira worked at Dar AI Handasah, a leading engineering firm in the Middle East. In 2002, Shahira completed her Masters in Architecture. In 2005 she established Shahira H. Fahmy Architects, a visionary design-centered architecture, interior and product design practice; and in five short years her practice has developed from a tiny three-person team into one of the leading Egyptian cutting-edge architecture and interior design firm that has received acclaims and awards locally and internationally.Shahira H. Fahmy is an architect whose work strives to make a balance between new spatial concepts and existing context: culture, tradition, urban morphology, climatic...etc. in the pursuit of language that encompasses all fields of design, ranging from urban scale through to products, interiors and furniture With an impressive record of critical acclaim and a growing portfolio of work, Shahira is leading the way for Egyptian architects by demonstrating that architectural design can and should elevate the public realm, with a holistic approach that combines contextual analysis, playful experimentation, and an ethos of social responsibility.