Shany Barath

Arch. Shany Barath is an Assistant Professor and Director of D.DLab (Disrupt.Design) research facility in the faculty of Architecture at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology.

Shany received her degree in architecture from the TUDelft faculty of Architecture in The Netherlands (MSc. with distinction) and her postgraduate degree in Architecture & Computation (M.Arch) from the Architectural Association (AA) Design Research Laboratory in London. Between 2009-2018 Shany held the academic role of Studio Master at the AA in London and directed the AATLV program.

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Shany is currently Co-PI in the HORIZON2020 consortium of the ECOLOPES research project developing building envelopes for multi-species habitation, she has recently been appointed as expert contributor and advisor to; URBAN AI International Think Tank, International Society for Construction Solutions and Tidhar Construction Ltd. Future think tank and is a member of the Israeli National Building Research Institute NBRI since 2019.

Merging academia and practice as the co-founder of SHAGA Architects, she is involved in large-scale commissions integrating computational methodologies with analysis and simulation engines for design applications. Shany previously practiced Architecture at West 8 in Rotterdam, and UNStudio in Amsterdam where she was involved in the design of large residential and public projects as well as the setup of the research and knowledge communities.

Among other awards, she was the winner of the AICF Cultural foundation grant of excellence and the recipient of the Archiprix Design Award. She has lectured, published, and exhibited worldwide including the Venice Biennale, Beijing Biennale, London Eco-Build, CIS Las Vegas, FRAC Centre for contemporary art and Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art.

Recent Funded Research:
FET OPEN – Horizon 2020: ECOLOPES ECOlogical building enveLOPES: a game-changing design approach for regenerative urban ecosystems. In collaboration with TU Munich, University of Genua, TU Wien, Thomas Hauck – Studio animal aided design and McNeel Europe. Proposal no. 964414. In collaboration in the Technion with Ass. Prof. Yasha J. Grobman. Ass. Prof. Assaf Shwartz. 2021-2024. 637,000EURO [Total consortium funding 2,999,383EURO]