Assoc. Prof. Yasha Jacob Grobman

Yasha Jacob Grobman
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  Dean of the faculty of architecture and town planning. Yasha (Jacob) Grobman is an award-winning architect and a researcher. His research concentrates on the interrelations between technology and architectural thought, design and fabrication. It examines ways in which technological advancements (both disciplinary and interdisciplinary) can inspire, be used, adjusted and developed, and how they influence the way architectural projects in various scales are designed and built. His main research is situated in design computation. It focuses on developing innovative tools and methods for the generation, simulation and fabrication of architectural form. Grobman has published two books and more than 50 academic and professional papers on architectural design, technology and theory. Among them are “Performalism – form and performance in digital architecture” Routledge 2011. Grobman’s architectural design work has been published and exhibited widely. It has gained national and international recognitions including the AI best project of the year award for 2008/9, 2010 AIA Los Angeles merit award, First prize in annual award by the Israel Builders Association for the best public building of 2014, and the First place in the 2017 Autodesk University AEC Excellence Awards.  He has been an invited guest lecturer, critic and keynote speaker at various institutions in Israel, USA, Canada, South Korea, Russia, China and Italy. Grobman holds a Master of Architecture from the Design Research Laboratory in the Architectural Association (AA) London and a PhD from the Technion Israel Institute of Technology. He has been a postdoctoral fellow in Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD).   For more information: Personal website: Laboratory website: