Diploma in Architecture, Hammersmith School of Arts and Crafts, London, 1952.
Founder, director, chairman, Iraq Consult, 1952-1978. Section head Building Department, Waqaf Directory, 1954-1957. Director general Housing Ministry of Planning, Baghdad, 1958-1959.
Counselor to Mayorality Baghdad, 1980-1982. Visiting scholar Grad School Design Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1984-1986, Philosophy of Education Research Center Harvard University, 1986-1989, AgaKhan Program Islamic Architecture Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, since 1986. Visiting research scholar Barklett School Architecture and Planning U. College London, 1989.
Member Mayor's Council, Baghdad, 1958-1961, Iraqi Tourist Board, Baghdad, 1970-1975. Member master jury Aga Khan award for Architecture, 1984. Fellow American Institute Architects (honorary).
Member Royal Institute British Architects(honorary).
Married Balkis Mohammed Sharara, 1954.