Dr. Ibrahim is the director of The Center of Planning and Architectural Studies [CPAS] established in 1980, in Cairo, Egypt, is considered the first integrated center of its kind in the Arab world. The main objective of CPAS is the revival of deep-rooted cultural values in contemporary Arab architecture, in addition to the polarization and application of advanced technology and its utilization in projects of urban development.
The CPAS works along two parallel lines. The first is in the field of architecture, planning and structural consultation services in Egypt and Arab countries. The second, is in the field of training, research and publication, exemplified in Alam al-Bina, an architectural monthly magazine edited by Dr. Ibrahim.
Ibrahim, Abdelbaki Mohamed (ed). 1999. Development Project Around Masjid al-Haram. In Alam al-Bina. Cairo: Center for Planning and Architectural Studies, 14-19/209.
The Center for Planning and Architectural Studies was assigned to prepare proposals for a project to develop the area surrounding the Holy Mosque in view of all related development projects. The detailed studies included the historical development of the area with attention to its heritage and urban aspects, and the possibility to link the past with the present and the future without harming the Islamic concept. These studies offered many alternatives of architectural design and planning suited to the nature of the place in order to determine the most appropriate plan, and put a final concept forward for the comprehensive redevelopment of the region. (Taken from English summary on page 9)