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.
Center for Planning and Architectural Studies On-site Review Report, edited by Aga Khan Award for Architecture, 1983.
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.