Graduate Student Design, Environment and the Arts (Design) Herberger Institute
Ibrahim Lasafer is a multifaceted professional encompassing roles as an architect, artist, educator, and advocate for equitable practices in design. With a career spanning over twenty years, Lasafer has practiced architecture for more than 20 years designing and executing various projects. Now, he is on the verge of adding a PhD in Multisensory Design from Arizona State University to his academic accolades.
Lasafer also channels his passion for activism, art, and education into the literary realm as a children's book author and illustrator, creating narratives that champion awareness and sensitivity toward neurodiversity, including autism, dyslexia, and Down syndrome. His literary endeavors strive to nurture compassion and acceptance, underscoring that everyone is entitled to dignity, support, and equal chances in life.
On a personal note, Ibrahim's unique experiences with high-functioning autism and Synesthesia—a neurological trait that amplifies sensory experiences—inform and enrich his professional output. He leverages these personal attributes in his approach to design, artistic expression, and pedagogy, offering a perspective that celebrates and integrates the diversity of human perception.
B. Sc. Architecture and Urban Planning, University of Garyounis
M. Arch. Architecture (post-professional), University of Colorado