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Our firm is a continuation of the professional experience of Agnieszka Dobrowolska, the founder and director of ARCHiNOS Architecture. Over twenty years of experience as an architect in Cairo added a new dimension to her earlier career of designing residential and multipurpose buildings, including hospitals (in addition to being an assistant stage designer in an opera house, among other activities.) Her direction of numerous conservation projects in Cairo has earned her international recognition as a conservation architect. These have been commissioned and funded by organizations such as the European Union,  the Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands, USAID, the Getty Conservation Institute, the US Ambassadors Fund, the Prince Claus Fund, and other foreign funding agencies, as well as by the Government of Egypt. 

 

Besides Egypt, her commissions, varying greatly in subjects and scope, have been in Bahrain, Sudan, Lebanon, Spain, and the United States. She has gathered wide experience in designing interpretative displays in historic monuments, thematic exhibitions, national museums shows and commercial exhibitions at varied venues. Among the project she especially values were designing and then implementation of the American University in Cairo's Downtown Cultural Center, including the new bookstore of the AUC Press in Tahrir Square, and the Museum of Fine Arts and Arabic Calligraphy Museum in Alexandria. She is affectionately attached to Historic Cairo, its people, and its monuments, many of which she managed to rescue from destruction through architectural conservation, and about which she writes in her books.

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