Rami el Samahy
Assistant Teaching Professor
Rami el Samahy is an Assistant Teaching Professor of Architecture at Carnegie Mellon University, where he has been teaching since 2006. He holds a full-time joint appointment between the Carnegie Mellon campuses in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and Doha, Qatar, teaching architecture and urban design studios and seminars. Courses include the Urban Laboratory studio, Systems studio, Middle Eastern Cities and a new course entitled “The Future of Cities / Cities of the Future.”
Rami is a founding partner of over,under, a multi-disciplinary studio (graphic design, interior design, architecture and urban design) with projects in the Middle East, Central America and the United States. The work of the firm has been featured in Architect, Architectural Record, ArchitectureBoston, and The Boston Globe, as well as many online publications. Currently, the firm is working on a number of projects including the completion of a house in Cairo, graphic identity work for the de Cordova Sculpture Museum in Boston, and architectural design controls for Sowwah Island, Abu Dhabi’s new central business district.
Rami holds degrees from Brown University (Bachelor of Art in International Relations), Princeton University (M. Art, Near Eastern Studies), and Harvard’s Graduate School of Design (M. Arch). He has taught at the Boston Architectural Center and the Henry van de Velde Institute in Antwerp and has served as a studio critic at the American University of Sharjah, Boston Architectural Center, Harvard University, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Northeastern University, Rhode Island School of Art and Design, Roger Williams University, and Wentworth Institute of Technology.