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EFRAT STUDIOS was established by  Efrat K Colover, an international architectural design consultant. Efrat's broad experience ranges from major commercial developments to mixed use schemes, both in London and other major international cities, including New York, Paris and Abu Dhabi. She received an  MA  from the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London (2005) and  BARCH  from Bezalel Academy of Design in Jerusalem (2001). She was awarded a Chevening Scholarship from the British Council for her MA and whilst an undergraduate, spent a year on exchange at the renowned Parsons School of Design in New York and worked there on variety of schemes.

At KPF (Kohn Pederson Fox, London), Efrat was a key member of the design team on major projects including The Pinnacle, 22 Bishopsgate, City of London and Tower First, La Defense, Paris. At MYS (Yaski Mor Sivan, Tel Aviv) she was architectural designer for Park Central (now Park Naimi), Kiryat Ono and Global Towers in Petach Tikva, two mega commercial schemes.  

Today, Efrat provides architectural design services to a range of landowners, property companies and private clients.

Portfolio

2000

 Ben Gurion International airport : (Natbag 2000) 

 Working on the expansion of Ben Gurion International airport . The Design enclosed additional hangars of about 80,000sqm each, serving the purpose of the airport operational section. The new terminal of Ben Gurion International airport was opened in 2004

Role: Architect at Amir Mann and Ami Shenar Architects Partners, Tel Aviv

2001

High rise apartment buildings, “Shaar H-Academy” Netanya, Israel
Planning of a medium to high-rise apartments building in high density in Netanya- City north to Tel Aviv. The design involved planning application alterations and construction detailed drawings. The project was built in 2001

Role: Architect at Amir Mann and Ami Shenar Architects Partners, Tel Aviv

1997

Robert Wood Jonson Children Hospital New Brunswick, NJ, NEW YORK  
Team member and designer of several proposals for the renovation of a hospital in New Jersey , Ney York.  In particular, refurbishment of approximately 1000sqm of one of its wings containing  its entrance hall and reception area. 1997

 At Parsons Fernandez - Casteliro, New York

 Architectural Design 1997-1998

1996

The National Judo Centre, PARIS 
Working on a large sport centre in Paris. My role concentrated on the design and the drawings of the main Facades for planning consent.  The project was completed in 1998. Architect Assistant 1996

Architecture Studio, Paris France 1996

2023

Hashomer Street, Gonenim, Jerusalmem 

 Developer  Bait Yerishalmi 
Regeneration project - demolition and redevelopment for two new residential towers. Replacing 2 no. 4 storey residential buildings of 32 units with 2 no 10 storey towers totalling  111 units. Project status: masterplan including advanced design approved by City of Jerusalem Urban Renewal Team, now proceeding to planning application and detailed design stage. Average apartment size 80 sqm. Expansion duplication factor  3.5.  Project Architect  with Yoel Bridman 2023

2022

Tzundak, Ramot Neigborhood, West Jerusalmem. 

Developer Mexico Israel

Regeneration project - demolition and redevelopment for two new residential towers. Replacing 3 no. 4 storey residential buildings of 60 units with 4 no 19-18 storey towers totalling  220 units. Project status: masterplan including advanced design approved by City of Jerusalem Urban Renewal Team, now proceeding to planning application and detailed design stage. Average apartment size 100 sqm. Expansion duplication factor  5

Project Architect  with Nurit Agmon  2022

2022

Dahomi 8, West Jerusalmem  

Developer: Yehuda Rachamim

Regeneration project - demolition and redevelopment for two new residential towers. Replacing 2 no. 3 storey residential buildings of 32 units with 2 no 10 storey towers totalling  144 units. Project status: masterplan including advanced design approved by City of Jerusalem Urban Renewal Team, now proceeding to planning application and detailed design stage. Average apartment size 96 sqm. Expansion duplication factor  4.  Project Architect with Matias Visbaum   2022 

2020

Developer: Naimi 
Park Naimi, Kyriat Ono 
Major new Sub-Regional Centre – mixed  use scheme on 126 acres, comprising 350,000 sqm of office, plus business hotels, retail, health and fitness, leisure and health care, set within major parkland and innovative public realm environment and integrated major new public transport hub with rapid transit connectivity to surrounding cities and beyond. Architect and Design  with Sharon Hirsh,  2020 MYS

2021

BST Group, Global Towers, Petach Tikva –

major development scheme comprising two towers of 32 storeys each providing 45,000 sqm of commercial office space for international hi-tech companies built over 14,000 sq m of high end retail and restaurants. Integrated with new public transport hub. Project Architect  Tower 2  with Orah Shadmi,  2021  MYS

2019

Community centre and synagogue , Gedera
Gedera community centre and Synagogues. 2500sq
of a community centre and a Sephardi and Ashkenazi synagogue.

Project Architect with Avital Visenfeldm 2019

2018

Developer- City Of Lesham

Lesham Commercial centre – 1000 sqm supermarket and mixed with a community centre in  a new settlement Lesham. Project was approved and will is released to construction.

Project Architect with Avital Visenfeld

2019

Developer- City of Lod

Jewish community centre and synagogue, Lod 
Lod new  community centre and Synagogues. 3000sq
of a community centre and a Sephardi and Ashkenazi synagogue.

Project Architect with Avital Visenfeld

2009

The Sliver  building and the Annex Building ,  City Of London

Developer DIFA then sold to ARAB INVESTMENTS


Project Architect  for inception concept planning and detailed design, façade and services of the 12 story Sliver building and the 13 story Annex Building adjacent to the Pinnacle Tower and part of the compound. The Sliver building is under construction.

Project Architect with Karen Cook   KPF

2006

Tower One, La Défense, Paris-Office tower substantial renovation

Developer Insurer AXA then sold to ALLIANZ
Tour One First stands as a welcoming symbol to La Défense. In this project I worked mainly on the façade design and the top of the tower introducing various proposals concerning façades texture and the patterns to create richness and distinctiveness. Also I participated in 3D modelling and renovation and reconstruction of the tower main entrance floors. The project is under construction.

Project  member Architect with Karen Cook   KPF

2007

 The Pinnacle/Bishopsgate Tower - City of London

Developer DIFA then sold to ARAB INVESTMENTS

Design from initial design proposals through stages A to E.

Spiralling 287 meters (941 feet) upward from its base, the Pinnacle tower will form the apex of an emerging cluster of tall buildings in the centre of London's financial district. Designed to make substantial contribution to the public realm, the project involves reopening a ground-level pedestrian passageway closed to pedestrians by a previous building on the site since the 1980s and linking a number of important public spaces along Bishopsgate and St. Mary Axe.  I was part of the planning team submitting planning applications and design proposals to the city of London, coordinating structure and services with leading consultants. During the last stages I produced technical drawings for the cladding systems in coordination with Gartner and Brookfield. The project is built.

 Architectural Designer  and project systemsl coordinator.

2005

Imperial College residence hall, London, South Kensington:

Imperial College exceptional residence hall for students. I participated mainly in the detailed design of its high standard rooms, common and intermediate spaces. Project  member Architect   KPF 

2004

38 Bishopsgate, City of London

Developer DIFA
Design Feasibility scheme for a new 12 story office building. I worked as only team member in developing a scheme for the great development company DIFA, suggesting a unique refurbishment and re-cladding of an existing building in the City of London. Project Architect   and designer KPF 

2010

Parc du Millenaire, Paris: 
Design of two office buildings, totalling area of 50,000sqm in the outskirts of Paris. I have been main team member through Concept design and planning application. 2006 KPF

2008

MasdarHotel, Abu Dhabi:
Competition for a huge compound included a hotel, vast conference centre, and lucrative shopping mall in the ecological city Masdar. 2009 KPF

2008

Ajmakan-Compound:
Design of a residential compound, Saudi Arabia, Feasibility Study. KPF 2009

2009

Amsterdam University Expansion: 
Master plan and massing design proposals for the expansion of Amsterdam University compound in Holland.  KPF 2009 

2003

Rappaport Synagouge Jerusalem 
Primary assignment at MRA, from initial design to  planning applications. I produced exclusive set of drawing of THE 1200sqm synagogue and a community centre in Ramot residential neighbourhood in Jerusalem. with Mati Rosenshine

2001

The Ohalo institute for teachers Library, Katzerin:
Project  architect of  600 square meters built area, 1500sqm of additional provisional area, and 2000 sqm of site planning in Katzerin, city in the north of Israel. I conceptualized the project and won planning applications for the office on the exclusive proposal. Project Architect and designer with 

 Asderban Sergio  Architect. The project was built in 2007

2001

Ashkelon  Library, Israel:

Project  architect of  3000sqm  library and a public centre in Ashkelon, Israel. Development of a set of construction documents with a team of 3 architects. Built 2005

2003

Developer: The Israeli  lottery institution,

Public libraries - Architect  coordinator of the construction of 15 public libraries in which ASA -Asderban Sergio Architects won
office won in  a national competition. The office proposed three main library prototypes of 500, 1000 and 3000 sqm and these were built throughout several main cities in Israel. Part of my role was to supervise the construction of the libraries and to produce alteration details and site development plans. Some of the libraries are still under construction. Most of them were completed between 2002-2004      

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