Research Fields

Our faculty are involved in the following research fields.




Digital Architecture/Computer Aided Architectural Design (CAAD)

Theory, Performance based design, Computer based design methods, design representation, Visualization and Modeling Tools


Design Research and Design Theory

Artificial Intelligence in Design; Computational models of Design; Digital Design; Creativity and Innovation;  Design Emergence; Virtual Design; Information Systems


Sustainable Architectural Design

Sustainable Codes In Architecture, Lighting and Daylighting in Architecture, performance simulation and optimization, Regeneration, Reuse and Recycling Of Buildings, Intelligent Buildings, Visual and Spatial Analysis


Intelligent Buildings


Computer Aided Architectural Fabrication


Urban Design

Theory, Urban Renewal, Housing Theory and Practice, Mediterranean and Middle-Eastern Urbanism, Compact Urban Formations


Architectural Philosophy

Theory, Phenomenology of Architecture


Architectural Education


Design with Communities

Public Space Interventions, Event Architecture



Art and architecture, Art theory, Art Installations, Cinema and Architecture


Architecture Theory and Criticism


Deployable Structures, Spatial Structures and Shells

Structural Morphology


Design Research, Design Theory, Design Studies

Artificial Intelligence in Design; Computational models of Design; Digital Design; Creativity and Innovation; Design Emergence; Virtual Design; Information Systems


History, Theory and Criticism

Twentieth Century And Contemporary Architecture, Post-W.W.II Architectural Culture, Cultural Heritage, the Theory and Politics of Historical Preservation, Architectural Historiography


Biomimcry in Architecture





Urban and Regional Planning


Housing and Urban Regeneration

Housing Policy and Planning

Urban Renewal and Neighborhood Regeneration


Social and Cultural Aspects of Planning

Planning for Promoting Social Goals

Community development and social capital

Human Behavior in the Built and Natural Environment

Planning for Minorities and Specific Population Groups

Public Participation in Planning

Sustainable Development, Space, Society and Culture

surveillance of Public Space

Spatial Development and Planning

Land Use Planning, Modeling and Policy

Urban Spatial Dynamics

Metropolitan, Regional & Cross Border Planning


Economic Aspects of Planning

Real-Estate Development and Finance

High Technologies, Technology Transfer and Spatial Development


Planning Law and Property Rights

Planning law and planning theory

Planning law and property rights



Energy Economics and Planning

Green infrastructure, especially water

Infrastructure Planning and Policy

Transport Congestion, Road Safety, and Environmental Economics


Environment and Planning

Environmental Policy and Planning

Sustainable use and management of natural resources

Landscape Ecology




Industrial Design


Design and Human Factors In Healthcare


Personalized Design, Design For All (Inclusive Design)


Human Factors and Design In Extreme Environments


Evidence Based Design (EBD) Methodologies


Computer Aided Architectural Fabrication


Interactive Design & Responsive Environments


Sustainable materials



Landscape Architecture


History, Theory and Criticism Of Landscape Architecture In Israel


Cultural Landscapes


Sacred and Symbolic Landscapes: Natural, Cultural And Visual Components