Architecture in Israel

Urban design in israel

Date of birth 15.3.1948 Haifa Israel
Place of residence Tel-Aviv Israel

Education

1968-70 Technion Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture Haifa, Israel.

1970-73 Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.

1973 A.A Diploma (Architectural Association School of Architecture), London R.I.B.A part 1& part 2 (Royal Institute of British Architects).

1979-81 Post Graduated studies - Architecture Department, University of California Berkeley.

1979-81 Buddhist Philosophy studies –Far East Department, University of California Berkeley.

2008 -2009: Post Graduated selected studies – Film School, Tel-Aviv University.


Jobs and Apprenticeships

1973-79
Ministry of Housing Jerusalem, The Jewish Agency Settlement Department Jerusalem, private firms.

1980-81 Research work at the "The Center for Environmental Structure" Berkeley California. Headed by Prof. Christopher Alexander. Topics of research: The nature of spatial order, the phenomena of colors, Simulation of design processes.

1979 Founded my own firm in Israel.


Professional Affiliations

1990-92 Member of committee at the Jehoshua Rabinowitz Tel-Aviv foundation for the Arts.

1997-9 Member of Committee at the "Council For Higher Education". Special Committee for the authorization of schools of Architecture in Israel.

2001-4 Member of the "Public Council for Research and Development of Educational &Welfare institutions".

2004 - 5 External examiner for M.A thesis, Technion Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture & Town Planning, Haifa , Israel


Teaching

1983-4 Bezalel Academy of Art & Design Department of Architecture, Jerusalem.

1985-6 School for Environmental Design, Tel-Aviv.

1997-2006 Bezalel Academy of Art & Design Department of Architecture, Jerusalem.

Today  Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning


Grants

For publishing my book:
T he Act of Creation and the Spirit of a place
A Holistic- Phenomenological Approach to Architecture / Nili Portugali /Edition Axel Menges 2006

The Israel National Lottery Council for the Arts
The Jehoshua Rabinovich foundation for the Arts
Uzi Zucker Foundation




Nili Portugali is a Israeli architect, whose work is tightly connected to the holistic-phenomenological school of thought, which she argues
is much beyond the given definition of Sustainable Architecture, a humanistic worldview she implements in urban design,
architecture, landscape design and interior design in designing public buildings, residential and private houses.

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