Ifat Finkelman is an architect, a studio master and the head of the POST INDUSTRIAL unit at the Department of Architecture at Bezalel Academy of Art and Design, Jerusalem.
She completed her BArch (Cum Laude, 1998) and MSc (2010) at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa and continued her MArch studies at the Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA), London.
Over the last 20 years she has worked with a number of leading architects in Israel such as Ada Karmi-Melamede, Bracha Chyutin and Moshe Zur, and currently works independently.
Since 2010 she is collaborating on various architectural and cross-interdisciplinary projects, including exhibition design for the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.
Her research thesis 'Anatomy of Space and Body: the Eshkol-Wachman Movement Notation (EWMN) in the context of the Post-war Architectural Culture' (Dec.2010), examines EWMN within the context of architectural discourse as a method and system for representing and mapping data about spatial relations and movement. She writes and speaks regularly on EWMN, and was awarded the 2010 Azrieli Foundation fund for young researchers and the 2011 SAH (Society of Architectural Historians) Annual Conference Independent Scholar Fellowship.
She received the 'Rechter Award for young architects 2016' together with arch. Deborah Pinto for designing the Youth Wing courtyard at the Israel Museum, Jerusalem.