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SHAGA ARCHITECTS is an architecture, planning and computation practice based in 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 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 in the US, AA/Architectural Association in London and TUDelft in the Netherlands. With a pulse on the current international architectural scene, Shaga Architects 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 aspirations.


The approach of the office is based on the team’s experience and interest in construction tech innovations both in practice and academia. Our work embraces change and uncertainty as constructive design drivers and propagates interactive, adaptable, and highly coordinated solutions for a dynamic market.


We develop our own computational tools for design as well as deploying state of the art BIM methodologies on various projects and scales. We carefully define the feasibility of each project according to financial, social, and environmental parameters and craft clear design models which help us control, plan and realise our visions into a reality.

Our Team

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Arch. Gary Freedman


MSc (hons) TU Delft, NL

MArch Architectural Association, UK

AEAI (Israel), RIBA (UK)

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 lies 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 requirements.

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.
Gary holds a Master’s in Architecture from the TU Delft (MSc with high distinction), a MArch in Advanced Design and Computation from the prestigious Architectural Association in London. 

Gary has been teaching for over a decade in the AA London, TU Delft 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.

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Arch. Shany Barath


MSc (hons) TU Delft, NL

MArch Architectural Association, UK

SBA (Netherlands)

Prof. Arch. Shany Barath is an architect and Director of the D.DLab (Disrupt.Design) for applicable design research in the faculty of Architecture at the Technion - Israel Institute of Technology.

Shany 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 (AA) Design Research Laboratory in London. Between 2009-2018 Shany was appointed the academic role of Studio Master at the AA in London and directed the TLV program.


Shany practiced Architecture at West 8 in Rotterdam, and UNStudio in Amsterdam where she was involved in the design of large 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 and the recipient of the Archiprix Design Award. 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 art.

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Arch. Liat Muller


BFA (hons) Parsons School of Design USA
MArch (hons) Yale University
AEAI (Israel), NCARB (US)

Liat has been practicing architecture since 2004, following the completion of her Master’s 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 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. 

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. 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.


Join Us!

We are always looking for motivated and talented people to work with us. Shaga Architects offers work experiences at different levels to architects, planners, interior designers, parametric specialists and interns.


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