The Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning was founded in 1924, when the Technion opened its doors for the first time, and to this day it serves as a unique framework for the professional training of architects, landscape architects, regional and urban planners, industrial designers, as well as researchers in these fields. Today, the following subjects are taught in the faculty: Architecture and Landscape Architecture – undergraduate studies; Architecture and Urban Planning, Urban and Regional Planning, and Industrial Design – graduate studies. With about 850 students enrolled in the faculty at any one time (350 of them in graduate studies), the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning is a prestigious and unique higher education institution for the training of architects, landscape architects, Industrial designers as well as regional and urban planners, in Israel.
The faculty has always maintained a very high level of academic studies and research and professional training. The faculty’s mission is to train professionals who, while possessing technological and creative skills, will also be highly aware of the values of culture, the environment and the needs of society. Therefore, the curriculum emphasizes not only the design aspects of architecture and landscape architecture, but also the environmental, sociocultural, economic, psychological and legal aspects of human intervention in the physical environment.
Since the 2015-2016 academic year, the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning at the Technion has been offering a new and up-to-date curriculum for a double major in architecture. The oldest and leading curriculum in Israel has been adapted to the needs of the 21st century and is adopting high international standards in the form of new content and structure