Dr. Yasser Mahgoub, is an architect, academic, and scholar. Received B. Sc. in Architectural Engineering degree from Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt in 1978 and Doctorate in Architecture degree from The University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA in 1990. He has held several academic positions since 1990 at Ain Shams University, United Arab Emirates University, Kuwait University and Qatar University where he was Head of the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning. Practiced as a professional architect in Egypt and was a founding member in 1980 of “The Egyptian Designers” architectural firm in Cairo, Egypt. Participated as an architect consultant in Egypt, UAE and Kuwait. Teaches architectural design studios, architectural research methods, environment and behavior, architectural professional practice, graduation projects and urban planning legislation. Published several refereed research papers in internationally refereed journal and book chapters. His research interests include social and cultural aspects of architecture, sustainable architecture, architectural education and the impact of globalization on architecture. Served as a scientific referee for many scientific conferences and journals. Attended and presented papers in several international and regional conferences. Was a member of the Agha Khan for Architecture Award reviewers for the 2010 cycle.