Guest, Ibrahim Karim

Guest Name: 
Ibrahim Karim
Ibrahim Karim
Guest Occupation: 
Architect and Regional planner
Guest Biography: 

An abstract figure with the inscription "Only those who see the invisible can do the impossible" sits on Dr. Ibrahim Karim’s desk.

This is the philosophy that has led Dr. Karim on a lifelong mission to uncover the correlation between shapes and energy in the biosphere, for which he developed the science of “BioGeometry,” and its impact on global societies.

Dr. Karim is an architect and regional planner graduate of the prestigious Federal Institute of (ETH) Zurich, Switzerland with BA/MA and PhD/D.Sc. in Tourist Planning.  He is the Founder of the qualitative science of BioGeometry; the new Architecture and industrial design school that uses the subtle energy effect of geometrical shapes to induce harmony to our modern technological or natural environments. He currently teaches at several universities and supervises numerous postgraduate studies on the applications of the science of BioGeometry.

Dr. Karim was recognized and honored by several institutes for his environmental work and was chosen as man of the year by the Swiss magazine “Anzeiger” in 2005 for his success in reducing the effect of ‘electro smog’ in several regions in Switzerland. He was chosen as one of the 100 most innovative designers of the 20th Century on Swedish TV.

Besides his Architecture, health and tourism planning, his other professional activities include his own architecture consulting and industrial design firm. Dr. Karim held several advisory positions in Egypt to the Ministers of: Health, Culture, Tourism and Scientific research.

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Born in Cairo, Egypt, Nationality: Egyptian

Education:

- 1958: Oxford & Cambridge matriculation, Victoria College, Cairo

- 1967: M.A. Architecture, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich 

- 1975: PhD/D.Sc. Tourism Regional Planning, Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich

Government Consulting Positions:

- 1969-1980: Consultant to the Minister of Health

- 1969-1980: Consultant to the Minister of Culture

- 1985-1988: Consultant to the Minister of Tourism

- 1990-1995: Consultant to the Minister of Scientific Research

Leadership:

- Founder of the science of BioGeometry

- Holder of BioGeometry patents pursuant to scientific clinical research at the Egyptian National Research Center.

- Founder, president & CEO of BioGeometry Consulting Egypt, BioGeometry Energy Systems Canada inc. and BioGeometry Europe AG.

- Owner/Managing Director of Alemara Architectural Consultants (Dr. Sayed Karim & Dr. Ibrahim Karim), which is now part of the BioGeometry Group.

- Chairman of the Committee on the Influence of Geometrical Shapes on Life Functions, Egyptian National Research Center (1993-1995).

- Co-founder of Imhotep Scientific Society in Egypt (1985).

- Prize in International Conference for Inventors: 20th Century Gate, Cairo, 1998

- Award for Environmental Architecture from 6th. Oct. University, Cairo, Egypt, 2002

Teaching Experience:

- Visiting professor of architecture, Helwan University, Cairo, Egypt 1972, 1978.

- Prof. of Architecture at 15th. May Institute of Engineering, Cairo Egypt, 2002-2005 

- Prof. for Master’s and Doctorate degrees in BioGeometry-related topics of Architecture and Design (Cairo, Alexandria and Mansoura Universities). 

- International BioGeometry educational curriculum courses, supported by a network of certified instructors and institutions.

Architectural Consulting Projects with U.S. Aid & Egyptian Government:

- Environmental project in Mahmoudeya Canal, Alexandria in collaboration with Ministry of Scientific Research.

- Urban Health Development Projects; upgrading of 14 health centers in Cairo in collaboration with Ministry of Health.

- Population Project: 20 health centers in Giza and Quena in collaboration with World Bank and Ministry of Health.

- Participant in USAID-USIS visitors program for the study of tourism and environmental planning in different areas of the United States (June 1992).

- Several hospitals and clinics for the Ministry of Health (1969-1980).

- Several governmental seismic centers (1994).

- Regional planning of Red Sea area (1982-90).

Biogeometry Architecture Projects:

- Old Vic Resort, Hurghada, Red Sea (Phase 1: 22 BioGeometry architecture units).

- Portrait Resort, Ain Sokhna, Red Sea (includes 120 BioGeometry architecture units and hotel).

- Menaville health resort Safaga, Red Sea.

- Residence 21 St. 11, Maadi, Cairo, Egypt.

- New York Apt. Interior design, with Michael Kieth Design.

- Hansen House, Mississauga, Toronto, with Alberghini Architects and James Thompson Landscape

- Vanessa Shand House, Toronto, with Alberghini Architects and James Thompson Landscape.

- Gene Watts house extension, with Alberghini Architects.

Examples of BioGeometry Research Projects

- Preliminary laboratory studies at the Egyptian National Research Center, where Dr. Ibrahim Karim headed the research unit on the Influence of Geometrical Shapes on Life Functions, showed that BioGeometry shapes have a “positive effect on biological functions.” This led to the first Egyptian patent in BioGeometry at the Ministry of Scientific Research.