Dr. Ismaïl Serageldin is an Egyptian architect and planner. He is vice president of the World Bank in Washington DC, responsible for the department for Environmentally Sustainable Development and for a wide array of special programs dealing with poverty, environment, and socio-economic development. He is the author of numerous publications in English, French and Arabic on the subjects of poverty, development, architecture and Muslim societies, including Space for Freedom and Innovation and Authenticity in the Architecture of Muslim Societies. He was a member of the 1983 [Aga Khan] Award Master Jury, and of the Award Steering Committee for the 1986, 1989, and 1992 cycles.
(Source: Architecture Beyond Architecture: Creativity and Social Transformations in Islamic Cultures. The 1995 Aga Khan Award for Architecture. London, Lanham MD: Academy Editions. 1995)