About

Grobman Architects was founded in 1999 by architect Dr. Yasha J. Grobman.


Architect Dr. Yasha (Jacob) Grobman is an architect and researcher. He graduated from the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem (1997) and holds a Master of Architecture from the Design Research Laboratory in the Architectural Association (AA) in London (2001) and a PhD from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology (2008). He has been a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) (2009-2010). Dr. Grobman has taught architecture design and theory and lectured in the USA, Israel, Switzerland and China. His research concentrates on performance oriented architectural design and the use of computers for the design and manufacturing of sustainable and innovative architecture.

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Awards

 

2013

Best project award in the Ecologic Public buildings category for the design of the Porter School of Environmental Studies.  In Sustainable Architectural Design conference n.4: Sustainable Synergy: Buildings, Environment and Society. Bait Vanoy. 25/11/2013.

Distinguished paper award in ICoRD  ’13 International Conference on Research into Design conference (out of about 200 submitted papers - Grobman, Y.J., Pankratov Yekutiel, T).

Israeli Pavilion for the Expo 2015 international exhibition. Finalist in an open design competition. In collaboration with Yonatan Cohen and Davide Schumann

2012

Forum TLV. Second place in an Invited competition by the Tel-Aviv municipality for a new type of exhibition building. 6000sqm. In collaboration with Nir Chen.
2012    Israel Design Award. Honorable Mentioned for the design of “Five Moments“ exhibition in Tel Aviv Museum of Art.

2010

Third place in the AI Best Architectural Project of the Year 2009 competition – un built projects category for the design of porter School of Environmental Studies. Axelrod Grobman Architects in collaboration with architects Joseph Cory and Nir Chen

American Institute of Architects (AIA) Los Angeles Merit award for excellence in architectural design for the design of the Spitzer-Salant School of Social Work and the Deichman Center for Social Interaction at Ben-Gurion University of The Negev, Israel. In collaboration with Architect Raquel Vert.

2009

Academic Encouragement Award in the 3D VR Simulation Contest by UC-win/Road at ”The 3rd International VR Symposium 11/2009, Tokyo, Japan. Yasha Grobman together with Roth Ron, University of Florida and Matthew Swarts, Imagine, College of Architecture at Georgia Tech

World Architecture Community Award for the design of the Eco-Wall project (Porter School of environmental Studies)

AI Best Architectural Project of the Year 2008/9. Design award (out of about 300 international submissions) for the design of the Spitzer-Salant School of Social Work and the Deichman Center for Social Interaction at Ben-Gurion University of The Negev, Israel. Jury chaired by Architect Richard Meier

Yuli Ofer Prize for Advancement of Architecture. First Prize. Jury chaired by Architect Richard Meier

2008

Porter School of Environmental Studies design competition. First prize in an open international competition for the design of the Porter School of Environmental Studies. Axelrod Grobman Architects in collaboration with architects Joseph Cory and Nir Chen. Israel. Jury chaired by architect Daniel Keizer, former Tel Aviv-Yafo city engineer

2004

Hefer High school design competition. First prize in an invited competition. Yasha Grobman in collaboration with Nir Chen. Jury chaired by Head of Hefer municipality

Israeli Pavilion Design competition - Israel Association of United Architects. First prize in an invited competition. Grobman Architects in collaboration with Eran Neuman, Gal Gaon, Tami Lapidot. Jury chaired by Architect David Guggenheim

2003

Sandberg grant for research and development for the best research project of 2002-2003. The award was given for the results of the initial stages of the research on digital architecture, which were accomplished within the frame of the PhD research. Jury chaired by Prof. Michael Levin

Bussan International Competition. Honorary mention in an International open competition. Grobman Architects in collaboration with Tomer Maymon and Tami Lapidot. Jury chaired by Swiss Architect Mario Botta


Exhibitions

 

2014

Green Thoughts - Sustainable Space in Israel 2014. Israel Association of United Architects Gallery. Curator: Haidi Arad. Opening 10.4.2014.
Sketchbooks - Sketch and drawing books by Israeli Architects. ZeZeZe gallery. Israel 1/2014.

2010

AI - Project of the Year exhibition – The Porter School of Environmental Studies. ZeZeZe gallery. Israel 11/2010.
Boston Architecture College (BAC) Gallery . The future of architecture. 12/2010.

2009

AI - Project of the Year exhibition. ZeZeZe gallery. Israel 6/2009

2008

Performalism - Tel Aviv Museum of Art (Yasha Grobman)

ZeZeZe gallery. Israel. Geotectura exhibition. Presenting a design for a pavilion. Design collaboration with Geotectura (Yasha Grobman).

DRL TEN. Architectural Association, London. Presentation of an entry to the DRL TEN design competition (Yasha Grobman).

2007

OCEAN - Conception Performative. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Centre (FRAC), Orleans, France. Yasha Grobman - Participation as Ocean member. 2-6/2007

2003

Soft[ware] Boundaries. Israel Association of United Architects Gallery. Brand Gallery. Emergen-C Project (Yasha Grobman)

2002

ARCHILAB . Brand Gallery. Emergen-C Project. Fonds Régional d’Art Contemporain du Centre (FRAC), Orleans, France (Yasha Grobman)