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.
Architect’s Record of Center for Planning and Architectural Studies. Courtesy of Architect (submitted to the Aga Khan Award for Architecture), 1983.
In the Aga Khan Award for Architecture, the architects of projects engaged in the nomination process receive an Award documentation package which describes the standardised presentation requirements. In addition to submitting photographs, slides, and architectural drawings, architects are asked to complete a detailed Architect's Record pertaining to use, cost, environmental and climatic factors, construction materials, building schedule, and, more importantly, design concepts and each project's significance within its own context.