Mohammed Fikri Benabdallah graduated from the Ecole Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de Paris in 1980. Upon returning for Morocco, he joined the architecture division at the Ministry of Urban Planning in Rabat in 1981, supervising a major architectural research program for about a decade. In 1985, he was elected Secretary General of the Association Nationale des Architectes et Urbanistes, and in 1992 he joined the Conseil Supérieur de l’Ordre des Architectes. He is also a founding member of the Comité directeur du Forum des Architectes. Between 1985 and 2002, he taught at the Ecole Nationale d’Architecture de Rabat.
Rehabilitation of Al-Qaraouiyine Mosque On-site Review Report, edited by Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 2010.
The On-site Review Report, formerly called the Technical Review, is a document prepared for the Aga Khan Award for Architecture by commissioned independent reviewers who report to the Master Jury about a specific shortlisted project. The reviewers are architectural professionals specialised in various disciplines, including housing, urban planning, landscape design, and restoration. Their task is to examine, on-site, the shortlisted projects to verify project data seek. The reviewers must consider a detailed set of criteria in their written reports, and must also respond to the specific concerns and questions prepared by the Master Jury for each project. This process is intensive and exhaustive making the Aga Khan Award process entirely unique.