The Muscat City Planning, spiral bound report presents the main ideas, theories, issues, and recommendations for the Muscat City Planning project. This bound report includes a selection of the hundreds of photographs, records, drawings, and maps which exist in the Mohamed Makiya Archive at the Aga Khan Documentation Center, MIT Libraries. All of these materials were originally created in conjunction with the city planning study as it developed and as it expanded to other projects for buildings in the region.
This volume includes information concerning aspects of some of the individual building and development projects undertaken by Mohamed Makiya and Makiya Associates in the 1970s, when they were working out of their office in Muscat. The Makiya Associates office was located in Bayt Kharajiyah, which was one of their completed projects. They restored Bayt Kharajiyah, and some photographs of the renovation/restoration project are among those in this city planning document. It is reported that Bayt Kharajiyah is no longer standing, having been a casualty of subsequent urban development in the area.
Mohamed Makiya and Makiya Associates, in addition to the Muscat City Planning study and project, worked on numerous building construction and renovation projects, and/or proposals for them, in the region. Examples include Bayt Greiza (which was ultimately completely reconstructed after it had been determined that it could not be restored as originally planned), and the Ministry of Finance, both still standing. Other Mohamed Makiya and/or Makiya Associates particular projects in and around Muscat include city gates, such as Bab Muthaib, which stands, and proposals developed to varying degrees of completion for the region including a Ministry of National Heritage, a Muscat Museum, a housing project, the Central Bank of Oman, Bayt Falaj Redevelopment, as well as consultancy work on the Sultan Qaboos Grand Mosque.