Liad Sandmann

New York based, Israeli-born architect, B.Arch at the Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem; Current M.Arch II student at Harvard GSD.

Curriculum Vitae

Education

2019 – 2020

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

Thesis Instructor: Max Kuo

2021

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

2020

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

https://yalepaprika.com/folds/a-field-to-seed-or-not-to-seed/to-seed-and-to-unseed

With Stav Dror

2020

The Future of Smart Cities, research for COX Innovation Taskforce

Architectural and urban research for COX Innovation Taskforce

2020

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

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

2019

Prospects of an Objectivist Space

Architectural and conceptual research for Ayn Rand Institute

2018

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

Professional Experience

2017 – Present

Independent residential and public renovation, planning, and consultancy

Tel Aviv, Jerusalem, Atlanta, Los Angeles, Chicago

2017 – Present

The Media Compass, Israel

Architectural Designer and Consultant

2017

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

Competitions

2006 – 2009

Israeli Defense Forces, Intelligence Corps

First Sergeant, Project Leader at Department of Special Operations

2018

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

2017

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

2014

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

Scholarships

2019 – 2021

Harvard GSD Scholarship

$75,000

2019 – 2021

Moshe Safdie Fellowship Grant

$10,000

Academy

2021

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

2021

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

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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

2019

Workshop Leader – “Sequences”

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

Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem