Arch. Ayelet Ben David | Bezalel Academy of Arts and Design, Jerusalem

Arch. Ayelet Ben David

Architect, Graduate of the Architecture department in Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem (2014).During her studies, Ayelet participated in a spontaneous architecture project in India (SABA 2011). A collaborative project with the Department of Architecture of CEPT University, Ahmedabad. The project involved planning and building classrooms made of local materials for farmers and their children in the rural area of the Halvad desert.

In 2012, Ayelet participated in the student exchange program in FAUP, the Department of Architecture in Porto University, Portugal. During this program Ayelet was inspired by the Portuguese public domain architecture which aspires to integrate the design into the environment and society in which it resides.

Ayelet won the ‘Final Project Encouragement’ scholarship from the Schneidinger Foundation. In the project “Waiting for the next disaster”, Ayelet examined the idea of urban renewal and formulated a progressive strategy of public housing revival in Israel, where the underlining drive for renewal is an imminent disaster.

Since 2014 Ayelet has been a lecturer at the orthodox extension ‘Oman’ and the pre-studies department at Bezalel. In 2015 Ayelet joined ‘Shlomo Aharonson Architects’ office for landscape architecture and urban planning and in 2018 she founded BAAB company for architecture and interior design together with arch.Itai Bechor.

Picture taken from an exhibition designed by Ayelet together with arch. Lior Orgad. “Summer Seeds”, Avihai House, 2018. Credit: Yael Angleheart