David Azrieli was an architect, entrepreneur and philanthropist who left an indelible mark on the urban landscapes of Israel and Canada. The Azrieli Foundation continues this legacy by promoting the next generation of architects, scholars and designers in the two countries.
Since its establishment, the Azrieli Foundation has supported programs promoting architectural education and research, including the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism at Carleton University, the Azrieli School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University, the David Azrieli Architecture Student Prize, the Azrieli Architectural Lecture Series at McGill University, the Azrieli Annual Architecture Symposium, the Azrieli Global Studios and the Azrieli Architectural Archive.
Now, all of the Foundation’s Israeli initiatives are being consolidated under the new Azrieli Architecture Center, which will strengthen synergy between the associated programs and lead to greater philanthropic impact. The center, managed by Architect Gili Shapira—who was until recently the Collection Manager of the Azrieli Architectural Archive and is an Alumna of the Azrieli Fellows Program—will continue supporting excellence in architecture and expand its mission to include new initiatives in architectural education in Israel. Welcome, Gili!