Ahmed and Rashid bin Shabib are both urbanists, and have tasked themselves over the last 10 years with advancing the urban identity of the contemporary Middle East.

As cities continuously take precedence in global economic and social development, cities in the Arab World play a pivotal role in translating and transmitting its hinter and urban regional scapes globally.

Their projects respond to this through three key disciplines; Research, Education, and Urbanism.

As a result, both Ahmed & Rashid have been recognized for doing this through their nomination for the Aga Khan awards for architecture in 2010, 2018.
They both are graduates from the University of Oxford in the field of Geography.