Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil

Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil is an Egyptian architect who designed over 15 mosques in Saudi Arabia and is considered by many as the foremost contemporary authority in Islamic architecture.


  • Born: August 7, 1943, Cairo, Egypt
  • Nationality: Egyptian


  • Awards Aga Khan Award for Architecture 1980 for the Halawa house (Agamy, Egypt)
  • Aga Khan Award 1989 for the Corniche Mosque (Jeddah, Saudi Arabia)
  • Driehaus Architecture Prize 2009


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