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Achieving sustainability in construction projects is becoming an increasing priority worldwide. Being one of the crucial phases of the construction process, the design process plays a major role in achieving the goals of sustainability. Adopting innovative design solutions is a promising way of enhancing the sustainable performance of buildings. However, the implementation of innovative solutions is risky and needs to be managed carefully to avoid failure. Due to the increasing number of construction projects being developed in Egypt and because of the need to achieve the Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS) 2030, adopting innovative solutions became an essence. Accordingly, this research aims to investigate the risks associated with innovative solutions during the design process. In order to achieve this aim, a research methodology consisted of literature review and case studies was designed to achieve three objectives. First, to build a comprehensive background about the research topic including the concepts of sustainability, innovation and innovation risks, and the design process. Second, depict the relationship between innovation risks, the architectural innovation aspects, architectural design process and sustainability aspects. Final, present and analyze three case studies to explore the innovation management strategies adopted to overcome the risks associated with the adopted innovation solution.