Magda Mostafa is the Associate Chair of the Department of Architecture, the American University in Cairo (AUC) and Design Associate at Progressive Architects.
Mostafa is specialised in architectural design for children with special needs and sensory challenges; with a focus on autism. She is the author of one of the world's first set of evidence-based autism design guidelines, Autism ASPECTSS™. It has been widely published and recognised worldwide. In 2014 it was awarded the International Union of Architects (UIA) Architecture for All Research Award. In 2015 she presented her work to the United Nations and WHO and was invited to speak at the world's first autism design conference, hosted by the UK's National Autistic Society. She also recently presented a well-received TEDxTalk. She designs globally and has shaped autism projects in Europe, the US, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and the UAE. Information about her work can be found at www.autism.archi
BUILDING FOR A DIFFERENTLY ABLED WORLD: THE ASPECTSS OF ARCHITECTURE
- Our current world of design and construction excludes the needs of individuals on the Autism Spectrum which constitute up to 1 in 59 individuals across the world
- The built environment can have tremendous impact- both positive and negative- on the lives of these individuals
- The concepts of the Autism ASPECTSS™ Design Index create a framework to address these needs
Theme: Women in Construction