Abdel-Wahed El-Wakil graduated from Ain-Shams University in Cairo, where, from 1965 to 1970, he lectured in the Department of Architecture. El-Wakil has acknowledged the importance of Hassan Fathy to his design development. Since 1971 El-Wakil has been in private practice as an architect. (Source: Architecture and Community: Building in the Islamic World Today. The Aga Khan Award for Architecture. Millerton, NY: Aperture. 1983.)
Santelli, Serge, Rasem Badran, William J. R. Curtis, Halim Abdel-Halim, and Abdel Wahed El-Wakil. "On Creativity, Imagination, and the Design Process." In Space for Freedom, edited by Ismaill Serageldin. London: Butterworth Architecture, 1989.
From the Award Monograph Space for Freedom, featuring the recipients of the 1986 Aga Khan Award for Architecture.