Liad Sandmann

+1 857 772 9948

New-York based, Israeli-born architect, researcher, writer, and exhibition designer. B.Arch at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, M.Arch II from Harvard GSD.


2019 – 2021

Harvard GSD, Cambridge – M.Arch II Post Professional Degree

Thesis Instructor: Max Kuo


Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design (MOME), Budapest – Student Exchange Program

Final Project Instructors: Csaba Kovács, Tamás Nagy

2011 – 2016

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem – B.Arch, Registered Architect

Thesis Instructors: Nilly R. Harag, Uriel Kon

Research, Publications, and Exhibitions


"The Hybrid Factory", Editor

Book by Nina Rappaport


"A Worker's Lunchbox", Exhibition Designer

Film installation at the Gene Frankel Theatre, NYC


"Jerusalem Stone", Presented at the 17th Venice Architecture Biennale

Contributor in Olafur Eliasson's exhibition "Future Assembly"


"The Moment Before", Yale Paprika! Magazine, Volume 7 Issue 1, Editor

Issue editor with Stav Dror


"To Seed and To Unseed", published in Yale Paprika! Magazine

Author with Stav Dror


“The Future of Smart Cities”, research for COX Innovation Taskforce

Architectural and urban research for COX Innovation Taskforce


“Napkin: A Student-Led Publication”, Founder and Editor (In Production)

A recently founded, GSD supported architectural magazine focused on student works


“Prospects of an Objectivist Space”, research for the Ayn Rand Institute

Architectural and conceptual research


“Issue 2: HOLY”, MASSA Magazine, Editor

Editor of the latest volume of MASSA magazine. Presented at the 2018 Art Book Fair of New York in the MoMA, as well as the Dublin and Berlin Art Book Fairs of 2018


"Destruction Lullaby", Exhibition Designer and Contributor

Together with Naomi Slaney

Professional Experience

2017 – Present

Independent planning and consultancy

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago, New York

2017 – Present

The Media Compass, Israel

Architectural Designer and Consultant


Efrat-Kowalski Architects, Tel Aviv

Architectural Intern

2006 – 2016

Digital Product Design

UI/UX designer, director, and team leader. Partners and clients include COX Communications, Kaizennovations, TestFairy, Shaquille O’Neal, She’s a 10 Female Social Initiative, Appoxee



Pinocchio Children’s Library, Italy – Honorable Mention

Competition by YAC (Young Architect Competitions) to design a children’s library based on the tales of Pinocchio. In partnership with Shahar Glass, Simon Barazin


Housing of the Future – 3rd Place

Competition by the Tel Aviv Municipality to design housing typologies for the near future. In partnership with Meira Kowalski, Avinoam Sharon, Adi Samet, Talma Weitzner


The Unexpected City – Finalist

Competition by UIA-HYP Cup 2014 International Student Competition, responding to a future local disaster or threat. In partnership with Shahar Glass


2019 – 2021

Harvard GSD Scholarship


2019 – 2021

Moshe Safdie Fellowship Grant



2021- 2022

Adjunct Professor, 1st Year Studio

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston


Workshop Leader – “Same Place Twice”

Workshop for 1st year B.Arch students on the role of documentation and analysis in planning

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem


Panel Member – New Manifesto

Invited member on a project to re-establish the Academy’s long term pedagogy and manifesto

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem


Instructor – Harvard GSD J-Term

Workshop for GSD students regarding Situationist philosophy and urban exploration

Harvard GSD

2017 – 2021

Returning Design Critic

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem

Wentworth Institute of Technology, Boston


Workshop Leader – “Sequences”

Workshop for 1st year B.Arch students on documentation and analysis of public space

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem