Islam El Mashtooly
Winner of MEA’s Young Architect of the Year in 2015, Islam El Mashtooly has since left his post at Godwin Austen Johnson and joined Perkins+Will. In the three years since, El Mashtooly has enjoyed an eventful career path. In 2017, his work won international design awards, while he was also a finalist for the World Architecture Festival. The recognition has continued well into 2018, when he was shortlisted as a joint entry with Mouaz Abouzaid for MEA Awards’ Architect of the Year. In addition to his work with Perkins+Will, as well as his work curating the Egyptian Pavilion at the Venice Biennale 2018, El Mashtooly has participated (and was shortlisted) in multiple design competitions this year, including Tamayouz Excellence Award’s Rifat Chadirji Prize, which sought proposals a Baghdad’s Design Centre.