Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is an architect and urban designer. She is Director of Studies of the MAS in Urban Design, investigating formal and informal urban dynamics of Cairo. She is involved in research and teaching at the chair of Prof. Dr. Marc Angélil since 2011, and is currently working towards a doctoral degree on Food and Territories, with Egypt as case study.
Charlotte studied at the Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture in Marseille and at the Technische Universität in Vienna. While doing her internship with the firm Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, she was part of the European Central Bank Competition team. Her diploma ‘a Women Social Centre in Baghdad’, obtained in 2003 magna cum laude, tackled political and social involvements of architecture. A graduated architect, she collaborated with several offices (Rudy Ricciotti, Dipol Landscape Architects, OOS). In India, Charlotte worked with Balkrishna Doshi at Sangath. She obtained in 2008 a Master of Advanced Studies in Urban Design at the ETH.
Apart from her architectural practice, Charlotte co-funded with Noboru Kawagishi OMNIBUS, an urban research laboratory focused on trans-disciplinary metropolitan explorations (since 2009). She has lectured and taught workshops at the Architectural Foundation in London, the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York, the University of Ss. Cyrill and Methodius in Skopje, the University of Seville, Hong-Kong University, FCL Singapore and with the AA Visiting School in Alexandria, Egypt.
Recently, she has been a jury member of the Vlora Waterfront Competition (Albania), along with Stefano Boeri, Johan Anrys and Andreas Ruby.
She is co-editor of The Book, The School, The Town, with Prof. Dr. Marc Angéli and Something Fantastic (2013, Ruby Press), and published numerous articles in various magazines (San Rocco, TRANS, MAS Context, Horizonte, etc.)