Yael Agmon

Instructor

Yael Agmon is an architect and urban designer. She received a B.Arch (summa cum laude) from the Technion's Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in Israel in 2012, as part of the multidisciplinary Technion Program for Excellence, and graduated with an M.Arch II from the Cooper Union in 2014. Yael's research interests lie in the intersection between territories, nature, technology, and politics, and particularly how they play out in infrastructural systems. She received several prestigious awards and acknowledgments for her design work and academic achievements. Yael have taught in the M.Arch II Program Advanced Research Studio at the Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture with Diana Agrest and have been working in an editorial assistant capacity on her upcoming book. 

Yael is working as a design strategist at Tellart, which specializes in designing interactive and immersive installations. Previously, she has worked with Moria-Sekely Landscape & Architecture, one of the most influential landscape and urbanism design studios in Israel, and was involved in some of Israel's most intriguing urban landscape projects. In addition, Yael served as an academic consultant at the Technion in building the new architecture curriculum and was involved in the development of courses structure and syllabi. 

View Yael Agmon's CV here.

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