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Kimmel Eshkolot Architects

Kimmel Eshkolot Architects is an award-winning architecture studio, founded by Etan Kimmel and Michal Kimmel Eshkolot in 1986 in Tel Aviv. The practice of the studio spans across scales with a focus on cultural and civic projects, as well as urban design, residential and interior design.

In their first years of practice, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects were involved in the preservation and rehabilitation of Tel Aviv's historical Neve Tzedek neighborhood, for which they were awarded the Rokach Prize for Architecture in 1993. Throughout the years they have won several national competitions for the design of high-profile public projects, such as the expansion of the government compound in Jerusalem, the Davidson Museum in the Archaeological Park near the Western Wall and the Memorial Hall for Israel's Fallen on Mount Herzl.

In 2011, they won the Rechter Prize for Architecture, considered to be the most prestigious award for architecture in Israel. They received the award for the design of a rehabilitation center in Be'er Sheva, in the south of Israel. This project was also selected for project of the year in the international competition of the magazine Israeli Architecture. In 2018, Kimmel Eshkolot Architects won the International Award for Excellence for The Memorial Hall on Mount Herzl from the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and joined RIBA's list of 20 best new buildings in 2018.

With a team of 30 architects, the studio is currently involved in dozens of projects in Israel, in Europe and in the USA, and recently they won an international competition to design the Albanian Jewish Museum, in Vlora, Albania.

Etan Kimmel
Etan Kimmel
Co-Founder
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1985.
Senior Lecturer at The Technion Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Haifa, since 2002.
Lecturer at The Faculty of Architecture at Tel Aviv University between 2005-2012.
Guest lecturer at The Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands, 2009.
Appointed as professor at the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning of the Technion, Haifa, on 2021.
Michal Kimmel Eshkolot
Michal Kimmel-Eshkolot
Co-Founder
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 1985.
Lecturer at The Faculty of Architecture, Tel Aviv University, since 1998.
Chair person of the Israeli Architects Association of TLV and Central Israel, 2001-2003.
Guest lecturer at The Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands, 2009.
Yotam Cohen Sagi
Yotam Cohen-Sagi
Partner
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture of Tel-Aviv University, 2009.
Joined the practice in 2007 and became partner Architect in 2020.
Limor Amrani
Limor Amrani
Partner
Graduate with honors of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 2008.
Faculty of Architecture, TU Delft, Netherlands exchange program, 2006-2007.
Awarded the Arthur Shragenheim prize for 5th-year thesis in architecture -Technion IIT.
Lecturer at The Technion Faculty of Architecture, Haifa, 2016.
Joined the practice in 2008 and became a partner in 2021.
Vered Königsberg Bengio
Vered Königsberg Bengio
Associate
Graduated with honors from The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, 2011.
Graduate of the Technicon program for excellence, 2008-2011.
Awarded the Tollman’s Prize for interior design – Technion IIT.
Awarded the Ilana Libman prize for best accomplishments – Technion IIT.
Joined the practice in 2012, became a senior architect in 2017, and an associate in 2020.
More Gelfand
More Gelfand
Senior Architect and Team Leader
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture of Tel Aviv University, 2013.
Winner of the Azrieli Award for Architecture (3rd place), 2013.
Joined the practice in 2011 and became a senior architect in 2019.
inbal pintzov
Inbal Pintzov
Senior Architect and Team Leader
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion, 2013.
Joined the practice in 2013 and became a senior architect in 2020.
Naomi Klein
Naomi Klein
Senior Architect
Graduate of The Faculty of Architecture, Tel Aviv University, 2012.
Joined the practice in 2015 and became a senior architect in 2021.

Team members:

Adi Kooby, Alaa Nijim, Amit Deutch, Amit Sadik, Avi Bloch, Chen Lavi, Danielle Prashkovsky, Eka Janashia, Gal Kapon, Ifat Lavi Dagan, Liat Avraham, Liel Dodge, Liraz Kaminsky, Maya Sanderovich, Mirit Tshuva, Rachel Ben Haim, Sara Laulan, Shai Cristallo, Shahar Albarak, Shani Kenzie, Shir Kedmi, Tal Benshimol, Tamar Kerber, Yoel Gaft, Yotam Freyman