EDUCATION : Arch -1963 and.D.Sc -1967, Technion, I.I.T.
TEACHING & ACADEMIC RESEARCH : Professor and Researcher in the Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion, I.I.T and abroad. He was Dean, Faculty of Architecture & T.P. (8 years) -Technion, I.I.T. He Retired as Professor Emeritus (2006).
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITY : Bridge Design. Industrialized building, development and application of space structures and product design.
FIELDS OF RESEARCH : Structural Morphology and Space Structures ; Urban Design in marine environment, Bridge Avenues ;
• ’Spatial Arrangement and Polyhedra with Curved Surfaces and Their Architectural Applications’ (a doctoral thesis). -(1967).
• ’Infinite Polyhedra’ (with Wachman & Kleinman). - (1974, 2005),
• ’The Periodic Table Of The Polyhedral Universe’ (1996)
• The ‘Israeli Marine Option, The Blue Avenue Vision’. (2012).
All Technion publications.
EXHIBITIONS : Ha’aretz Museum (Israel), - 1968 ; Paris Biennale (representing Israel)– 1969 ; Israel Museum – 1972 ; Haifa Art Museum ‘conceptual architecture’ – 1997 ; Muar – National Russian Architecture Museum (Moscow),– 2003. ‘The Israeli Marine Option’ – Technion, Haifa-2015. Many group and travelling exhibitions, in Israel and abroad. Judgment in Professional National Competitions In Architecture (1976÷2010).
AWARDS & GRANTS : Sagorski Prize Technion, I.I.T – 1968 ; Dworski & Sandberg R&D Prize –Israel Museum, product design ; Rokah Prize - Bridge Design, - 1976 ; Minerva Grant - Max Planck Institute, research stay in Germany – 1985-86 Japan Foundation Fellowship – 1992 ; Pioneers Award for distinguished contribution in the field of space structures –G.B – 2002 ; Honorary fellow of the Israeli Architects Association - 2014.
Professor Yehiel Rosenfeld (born 1952) heads the Israeli National Building Research Institute (NBRI), as well as the Construction Engineering and Management Program at Technion – Israel Institute of Technology. He also served as Visiting Professor at M.I.T. – Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he had taught four full academic years (Sabbaticals) in addition to research collaborations.
Dr. Rosenfeld has gained a broad perspective of the construction industry worldwide as BOD member of two leading international organizations, CIB – The International Council for Research and Innovation in Building and Construction, and IAARC – The International Association for Automation and Robotics in Construction.
He has been engaged in the pioneering introduction and development of most innovative construction methods and technologies – including deployable structures, prefabrication, industrialization, automation, robotics, and floating mega-facilities.
He founded the Laboratory for Automation and Robotics in Construction – where construction technologies of the next generation are being developed. Many of his research projects, theses of graduate students, and professional publications
deal with conceptual and practical aspects of innovative construction technologies.
He pioneered the application of Quality Circles to construction sites in Israel and in the USA and achieved major productivity gains.
Currently, Professor Rosenfeld is initiating two nationwide projects : improving the quality record of the construction industry, and upgrading the dwelling standard in existing housing stocks through a sophisticated techno-economic sustainable urban-regeneration plan.
He acts as consultant and serves on important National and International professional committees, where he brings research into practice through interactions with top-level policy-makers, executives, and practitioners.