YBGSNA – the Architectural firm of Baer, Shifman-Nathan Architects was founded less than a decade ago, and has emerged as one of the leading firms on the Jerusalem scene. The office has accumulated wide experience in significant public projects for the Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion University, the Jerusalem Municipality and the Jerusalem Planning Authority.
Our firm provides architectural services in urban master-planning, urban design, building design, restoration, historic preservation and interior design, on the scale of both national and international projects. Special skills are available in research, development and communication of urban strategies in complex contexts and multiple interests.
Our firm is currently involved in a number of international collaborations such as with the renowned British firm Foster + Partners, the BBC and with the Shenzhen based firm APEX. We participate regularly in both national and international design competitions and we have received numerous awards. Recently we opened our Shenzhen studio in China.
We regard our work as a result of a continuous design process throughout the project, in which both client and Architect work together in order to achieve best value and architectural quality. For us, buildings encompass involvement in the concept and design stage, through planning, to construction and completion of the project. Our expertise is based upon a solid foundation of budget, process and program control, and an intensive dialogue with the city, the client, consultants, contractors and end users.