AMKNA Design Studio was founded by ESLAM SAYED ALI in 2014. AMKNA focuses on rigorous research and development and leads projects, of all scales and styles, from conceptualization through cost analysis and construction.
Our remarkably talented team is constantly stretching its capacity to collaborate with clients in order to produce extraordinary and world class results.
We believe in a direct approach to design and problem solving that might be described as ‘creative collaboration’. We see our clients as collaborators in a seamless dialogue that extends throughout the life of the project. We listen carefully in order to document client strategies and aspirations. We explore both straightforward and unexpected solutions while confirming that the design can be realized within client’s brief and project budget.
We understand the social and economic forces currently shaping communities and their impact on built environments of the future. Our founders were the innovators of their time, and we are leaders in the debate on how and where we work, meet, live, learn and heal
Design methodology underpins every aspect of the design. While the design solution must meet a broad range of criteria – environmental, social, functional, financial – the clarity and integrity of the design concept is the principal driving force in design development.
A tribute to African cultures
The intervention area of the Sedhiou Cultural Center in Senegal by AMKNA Design Studio represents a breeding ground of centuries-old cultures, rich in rituals and experiences coming from father to son, and telling stories about Africa
Young Visionaries: The New Generation of Architects”
What will architecture be like in the coming years and decades? Are new trends and tendencies emerging? This book presents architects and companies of all schools and styles that could determine the future of construction – and highly likely will do so
AMKNA’s Ode to Africa Shortlisted for the 2018 World Architecture Festival Award
The intervention area represents a breeding ground of centuries-old cultures, rich in rituals and experiences coming from father to son, and telling stories about Africa. Cultures here are mixing together in harmony, within an environment full of experiences. Some of those ethnic groups are deeply rooted in history, and, since they never had any archives or written works, they passed those stories only thanks to words coming from the Elders