UPCOMING CONFERENCE: LIPS 2018 in Berkeley, California, 3 to 6 December 2018

Amr Abdel-Azim

Chairman, LIPS Steering Committee, Senior Architect at Michigan State University

Amr is a pioneer in the area facilities management in higher education campuses. He is currently a Senior Architect at Michigan State University with 15+ years at the East Lansing, Michigan, Campus. Amr is a key participant in MSU capital planning process of over 5,200 acres (21 km2) of MSU’s contiguous campus, there are 556 buildings: 100 for academics, 131 for agriculture, 166 for housing and food service, and 42 for athletics. Overall, the university has 22,763,025 square feet. Amr have had cutting-edge practice in Campus building technology, design-build project delivery, and construction quality.

His professional achievement includes building American University of Sharjah, a brand new campus from scratch at UAE. Founded in 1997, AUS is a private comprehensive university that has five colleges residing on a beautiful 330-acre located in the City of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.
Amr had a leading effort in building Michigan State University Campus in Dubai as part of Dubai Academic City, completed in Sep, 2008. MSU Dubai is integrally connected to the main MSU campus, giving students the opportunities to enrich their academic and student life experience.

Amr served as the Senior Executive for Capital Projects at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) leading a capital construction program at RPI. The major Campus development involved $300-million state-of-the-art interdisciplinary research Center and world-class performing art Center (EMPAC) and related infrastructure.

Amr was the Director of Physical Plant of the newly established the American University of Sharjah and the University of Sharjah, started the Campus from scratch. The campus physical plant, which reflects a distinctive Arabic architectural style, is comprised of 90 administrative, classroom, athletic/recreational, and residential buildings totaling over 2,300,000 square feet.

Amr holds a bachelor degree in Architecture and a master degree in Urban Planning. He is Certified Educational Facilities Professional CEFP by APPA. He is an active member of many American and International organizations in the area of facilities in higher education, Lean Construction, and facilities management.