SHAGA STUDIO is an architecture and design practice based in London and Tel-Aviv.
The studio brings together a well-rounded set of expertise , combining cutting edge international experience with a meticulous care for details and construction experience in both the global and local design markets.
Partners Gary Freedman, Shany Barath, and Liat Muller are architects and computational specialists educated in Yale University and the AA/Architectural Association in London. With a pulse on the current international architectural scene SHAGA STUDIO presents a strong and experienced team of designers set to promote forward thinking architectural solutions, the application and the development of custom-made technologies dedicated for quality design across scales (interior,architectural,urban) and the conviction to produce projects tailored to our clients’ needs and aspiration.
SHANY BARATH | MSc [Hons] , AA MArch, SBA
Shany Barath is an architect and a Senior Lecturer in the faculty of Architecture at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology where she directs the Design Disruption Laboratory.
She received her degree in architecture from the TUDelft faculty of Architecture in The Netherlands (MSc. with distinction) and her postgraduate degree in Architecture & Computation (M.Arch) from the Architectural Association AADRL in London.
Shany practiced Architecture with Adrian Geuze_West 8 in Rotterdam, and with Ben Van Berkel_UNStudio in Amsterdam where she was involved in the design of residential and public projects as well as the setup of the office’s design research and knowledge communities.
Among other awards, she was the winner of the prestigious AICF Cultural foundation grant of excellence (highest artistic grant for Israeli artists and designers) and the recipient of the Archiprix Design Award.
Between 2009-2018 Shany held an academic position at the Architectural Association in London where she was appointed Studio Master in the undergraduate school. She has lectured, published and exhibited worldwide including the Venice biennale, Beijing biennale, Macedonian Museum of Contemporary Art, the London Eco-Build and the FRAC Centre for contemporary.
GARY FREEDMAN | MSc [Hons] , AA MArch, RIBA, AEAI
Gary is a qualified RIBA chartered architect [UK] and a registered architect in Israel. He has practiced architecture in the UK, The Netherlands,China, Singapore and Israel.
With extensive experience in international markets, his expertise lays in the development of landmark buildings and environments where the integration of innovative knowledge and design sensibility is met with local market needs and client requirments.
Gary previously worked with Ben Van Berkel/UNStudio Amsterdam where he led the design of commercial mixed use developments and cultural buildings in China ,SE Asia & Europe.
He holds a Master in Architecture from the TUDelft (MSc. with high distinction) an M.ARCH in Advanced Design and Computation from the presitigious Architectural Association in London.
Gary has been teaching for over a decade in the AA London, TUDELFT and the Technion. He is the recipient of the Archiprix Design Award , the Royal BKVB Fonds award for exceptional emerging architects by the Netherlands Foundation for Visual Arts, Design and Architecture.
Gary served for 6 years as a Naval ofﬁcer in the Israeli Navy.
LIAT MULLER | BFA (hons) ,MArch (hons), AEAI, NCARB
Liat has been practicing architecture since 2004, following the completion of her Masters Degree in Architecture at Yale University, and holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Interior Design from Parsons The New School of Design in NYC.
Liat joined Shaga Studio in 2018.
From 2006-2010 Liat worked with Zaha Hadid Architects, where she was a lead architect of the design and construction of the Heydar Aliyev Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan - a 45,000 sq. mts. Presidential Cultural Centre that includes a museum, a library and a multi-functional auditorium
Liat has extensive experience in public and cultural work, ranging from community projects and libraries in NYC, museums, auditoriums and a cultural centre in Europe and Asia, to restaurants and hotels in Tel-Aviv, Frankfurt and Amsterdam.
With a background both in Sculpture and Interior Design, Liat carries her sensitivity to materials into her projects, creating environments considerate of site, material and natural light.
Along professional practice, Liat has been teaching architecture and theory at Institutes in the US such as Yale University, Parsons School of Design and Rensselear Polytechnic Institute and is currently a visiting professor at the Technion Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel.