May is a RIBA Chartered Architect with over 10 years’ experience as a faculty member in Architecture and Interior Design in various international universities, as well as expertise in Architecture and Environmental planning consultancies. She completed her Bachelor and Maters Degree in Architecture and Environmental Design from Arab Academy for Science and Technology (AAST) with RIBA Part 1 and 2.  She is a 6+ chartered Architect from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) as well as member of the UAE society of Engineers.

May’s main objective is to sustain the teaching towards a clear articulation and development of knowledge she gained during her research and academic career. Her framework methodology in teaching mainly focusses on including design cognition and visual learning pedagogies and tools to develop students with learning differences and international students. She aims to provide exceptional learning environment by supporting and engaging students in various design solving, critical thinking, research fields and trying to increase students core values, expressive work, and creativity.

May is currently a faculty member in the Faculty of Arts, Design and Humanities in the Interior Design Programme and Architecture Programme at De Montfort university Dubai.


Research interests - Sustainable Design, Energy Efficiency in buildings, design education, design process, visual learning pedagogies, community led design, environmental design, thermal comfort in the built environment as well as curriculum design and development.


6+ Chartered Architect from the Royal Institute of British Architects RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 - RIBA member # 20018617
UAE society of Engineers. 2020/60337
Kuwait Syndicate of Engineers Candidate No. 20545
Egyptian Engineers Syndicate 22/03812

ElSeragy, A., ElNokaly, A. and ElMeligy, M. (2008) A Proposal for an Ecological Park towards a Sustainable Humane Habitat in Abu Qir, Alexandria, Egypt. Conference: 10th International Conference on Humane Habitat (ICHH) 2008, January 25-27, 2008, Mumbai, India.

Interior Design and Architecture

Bachelors in Science in Architecture and Environmental Design
Masters in Science in Architecture and Environmental Design


Foundation of Design, Visual communication, Principle of Construction tech and practice, Principles of Design, Building Technology and Performances

Outstanding academic achievement certificate - GPA 4 WITH HONORS M.SC (AAST)

First Place workshop and presentation winter school  “ ThirdSkin Climate Adaptable Building Design” – Stuttgart University

Top Presentation Certificate – Prince sultan University Research Forum

Honor certificate of “Accreditation Support” – German University in Cairo (GUC)