Naoum Shebib (Chébib)*
Naoum Shebib is considered one of the main Egyptian architects of his time and the precursor of modern architecture in Egypt. Remarkably, he was also a structural engineer and an entrepreneur. His most famous work is undoubtedly the Cairo Tower. Throughout his career, Naoum Shebib has consistently innovated to adapt his projects to the local construction techniques.
- Birth: November 28, 1915, Cairo, Egypt
- Immigration to Canada: 1971, with his wife Arlette Shebib (born Hatoun) and his four children
- Death: May 13, 1985, Montreal, Canada
Education (Cairo University):
- Bachelor of Architecture (Honours), 1937
- Masters of Engineering and Soil Mechanics, 1954
- Master of Structural Engineering, 1956
Professional affiliation in Canada: Was a member of the Ordre des ingénieurs du Québec
Company: Naoum Chebib, engineer-architect Architectural, structural engineering and construction firm, founded in 1940
His most important architectural projects:
- The Cairo Tower
- The Al-Ahram building
- Egypt's first two skyscrapers
- The construction of reinforced concrete thin shells for various buildings: cinema, commercial buildings and churches.