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DERMAN    VERBAKEL    ARCHITECTURE    is   an architecture  and  urbanism  firm  based  in  Tel Aviv, specializing in urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, public buildings and housing, as well as academic research.
DERMAN    VERBAKEL    ARCHITECTURE    is   an architecture firm based in Tel Aviv, specializing in urban design, urban planning, landscape architecture, public buildings and housing, as well as academic research. Our office is currently developing groundbreaking plans for important urban sites in Israel such as an outline plan for the ancient city center of Lod and redeveloping Lod's central market, a new urban strategy and execution plan for the city center and the waterfront of Tiberias in the Galilee, a masterplan for a new neighborhood in Manshiya between Tel Aviv and Yafo, renewing the main street of Druze town Majd'al Shams, the Riviera Seaside Art Gallery and “On the Way to the Sea”, an interactive public space for the Municipality of Bat-Yam and many more.
Our office was established by architects Els Verbakel and Elie Derman in New York in 2001 and since then has developed a strong portfolio of urban and architectural projects, and consequently adding landscape to its fields of expertise. Since then our office has gained recognition worldwide through publications and awards. We are committed to providing the highest professional standards placing excellence, innovation and leadership at the center of our work. We offer a methodological, thorough approach and ideas that are adapted to time and place, informed by past, but facing the future. We aspire to initiate new perspectives and ways of looking at projects, inviting clients and end-users to engage in a joint effort approach urban environments in Israel with fresh eyes.

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Els Verbakel

Els Verbakel is a founding partner of Derman Verbakel Architecture and the Head of the Department of Architecture at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem where she also directs the Masterיs Program in Urban Design. Together with Prof. Mike Turner she co-chairs the UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies at Bezalel and the Bezalel UNI Habitat Program.
Els Verbakel is a founding partner of Derman Verbakel Architecture and the Head of the Department of Architecture at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design Jerusalem where she also directs the Masterיs Program in Urban Design. Together with Prof. Mike Turner she co-chairs the UNESCO Chair in Urban Design and Conservation Studies at Bezalel and the Bezalel UNI Habitat Program.
Els obtained a PhD in Architecture at Princeton University, New Jersey, a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University, New York, a post-graduate in Urban Design from the Polytechnic Institute of Catalunya, Spain and a Master’s in Civil Engineering and Architecture from the University of Leuven, Belgium.
Els has taught as a professor in architecture and urban design at the Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Columbia University GSAPP, Princeton School of Architecture, Pratt Institute and the University of Leuven, Belgium. She has published the books In Search of the Public. Notes on the Contemporary American City (2013), Cities of Dispersal (2008) and Constellations: Constructing Urban Design Practices (2007).
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Elie Derman

is founding partner of Derman Verbakel Architecture and a licensed architect in Israel. Elie has taught at the Graduate Program in Urban Design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa.
is founding partner of Derman Verbakel Architecture and a licensed architect in Israel. Elie has taught at the Graduate Program in Urban Design at Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem and at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa. He has taught architecture and urban design at Pratt Institute, New Jersey School of Architecture, and Colman College. His work and writings have been published in architectural journals worldwide and was exhibited at several occasions, such as exhibitions at the Erets Israel Museum, the Old Townhall Gallery in Tel Aviv, and publications in AD Magazine, New Urbanisms 6 and Urban Life. He obtained a Bachelor of Architecture Degree at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design (Jerusalem, 1998) where he graduated with excellence and a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design at Columbia University (New York, 2001), where he received the Excellence in Design Award as well as the Lowenfisch Prize for Best Final Design Project. Elie was born in Canada and grew up in Israel. He has lived for six years in New York before returning to Tel Aviv.

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Liz Leibovich

Partner

is partner of Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with B.ARCH and M.SC in urban planning from the Technion institute of technology.
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Avigail Rozenberg

Administrative Manager

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Ahdi Alchalel

Team Leader

is a team leader at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH from the Technion Institute of Technology.
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Elad Bocker

Team Leader

is a team leader at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH from the Technion Institute of Technology.
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Lee Behar

Team Leader

is a team leader at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH.ED from the The Neri Bloomfield School Of Design, WIZO, Haifa.
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Omri Guy

Team Leader

is a team leader at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH from Ariel University.
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Zivya Frieder

Team Leader

is a team leader at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design and a M.SC in Architecture and Urban Design from Columbia University.
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Giulia Temin

Architect

is an architect and head of graphic standard at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a M.ARCH from Politectico di Milano
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Avishay Zano

Architect

is an architect at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH.ED from the The Neri Bloomfield School Of Design, WIZO, Haifa.
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Shir Moshe

Architect

is an architect at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH.ED from the The Neri Bloomfield School Of Design, WIZO, Haifa.
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Tal Ben Simhon

Architect

is an architect at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH from the Technion Institute of Technology.
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Emily Deeb

Architect

is an architect at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
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Mona Haj Yahya

Architect

is an architect at Derman Verbakel Architecture and an architect with a B.ARCH from Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design.
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