Dalila ElKerdany, Ph.D., is a practicing architect and professor of architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, Cairo University. She obtained her undergraduate studies, M.Sc. in Architecture, as well as Ph.D. in Architecture from Cairo University in the years 1979, 1986, 1992. During the years 1989-1992 she was a visiting fellow at the University of California at Berkeley. From 2006 to 2014, she heads the Heritage Conservation Committee in Port Said Governorate. From 2006 to 2017, she was an active member in the Historic Areas Committee in the Egyptian National Organization for Urban Harmony (NOUH). She is the chair of the Architecture Committee at the Egyptian Supreme Council of Culture. ElKerdany is involved in research as well as practice in the fields of conservation, heritage, and design. Since 2017, she is a member of the permanent committee for Islamic and Coptic archeology, Ministry of Antiquities. She is a recipient of many competitions’ awards and actively involved in the architecture profession of Egypt.