Atif Ashraf is an Architect, who has studied and worked in Karachi since 1990 till date. He is a corporate (life) member of Pakistan Council of Architects and Town Planners (PCATP) as well as Institute of Architects Pakistan (IAP—Karachi Chapter) and Association for Road Users of Pakistan (ARUP). He has been granted exemption from RIBA I & II examination, accredited by the Common Wealth Association of Architects in 1995-96. He has worked in private sector, on a variety of projects. His recent experience includes the responsibilities on behalf of The Citizens Foundation (TCF), for designing, execution, coordination, critically monitoring and evaluating the progress, substance and impact of all areas of operations, identify the strengths and weaknesses and assist the construction managers in focusing on progress and quality. Further his responsibilities include the contract negotiations & drafting, budget management, management of small and medium size TCF School projects (nominated for the Aga Khan Award of Architecture 2009). His past experience with Lari Associates as Architect & Studio Manager includes Designing & Coordination of Modern Buildings. As an Architect and Research Assistant with Heritage Foundation—a recipient of UN Recognition Award for 2002 for promotion of culture and peace, he has been involved in documentation of Heritage building of Karachi, Lahore & Peshawar Down Town Area (Walled City). He has generously contributed his creative talent to several of Heritage Foundation publications: Travel Guide Lahore, Heritage Guide Karachi: an Illustrated City Guide, The Dual City¬¬—Karachi during the Raj and Peshawar Document 1 etc. In the year 1998-2000, he was engaged as a Digital Architect and Map Repair Specialist with LDM Associates on World Bank project "Strengthening of Land Management System at KMC HO Bldg. In the late 1990,s & early 2000 he did a lot of Event Management and Coordination work with KaravanKarachi and was awarded by Governor Sindh in appreciation of his great work for KaravanKarachi Festival 2001 in December, 2001. With Heritage Wallay, he contributed to organize PSO RoadSense programs and KaravanKarachi Heritage Bus tours for Government as well as Private schools as a Tour Coordinator and Guide. He was selected to coordinate and manage the UNESCO—Heritage Foundation workshop on documentation of Walled city Peshawar held on Feb 23—March 1, 2003. He has traveled extensively across Pakistan. General history of the Colonial period in Karachi and architectural history in general are his particular interest.