Rafael Segal

Architect, urbanist and scholar, Rafi Segal received his PhD from Princeton University and his Master of Science and professional degree from Technion Israeli Institute of Technology. Segal’s professional experience includes collaboration with Zvi Hecker on the design of the Palmach History Museum built in Tel Aviv and senior designer for several large scale urban projects among them a master plan for the Boston Seaport District on behalf of Kohn Pedersen Fox Associates. In 2010 he re-established his own practice which has been involved in both research and professional work. Among the office’s current work is Villa 003 of the International Ordos 100 Project in Inner Mongolia, China; the Kitgum Museum for Peace and War Archive in Uganda; a housing project on the island of Andros, Greece; and participation in the MoMA project and forthcoming exhibition Foreclosed: Re-housing the American Dream. Segal is co-author of Cities of Dispersal (Wiley and Sons, 2008), Territories Islands, Camps and Other States of Utopia (KW, Walther Konig, 2003), and A Civilian Occupation, The Politics of Israeli Architecture (Verso, Babel, 2003). His work has been reviewed and exhibited internationally at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York City; KunstWerk, Berlin; Witte de With, Rotterdam; Kunsthall, Malmo; UC Berkeley and others. He teaches architecture and urban design at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design and is currently visiting Professor at the Cooper Union School of Architecture.