The office of Amir Mann and Ami Shinar was established in 1991, today with a team of around 40 people, the firm focuses on architectural design, full Architecture & Engineering (A&E), multidisciplinary team management and urban design – in a wide spectrum of projects, ranging from new office/ hi-tech complexes, airports, transportation facilities, public buildings, commercial projects, and urban city master plans.
Amir Mann, AIA, graduated from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology (1977) and Harvard Graduate School of Design (MAUD, 1983), worked in Boston for twelve years on a series of large commercial, office and public buildings, large scale historic renovation projects in the cities of Lowell and Charlestown, Massachusetts, as well as health-care projects in the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Israel. Amir was the Design Manager and head of the A & E team of the new Ramon International Airport, with responsibility for 45 firms, including Arup, London. Amir is today the executive architect for the Israel National Library, Jerusalem (with Herzog de Meuron of Basel, Switzerland) and the LRT Red Line Depot in Petach Tikva.
Ami Shinar, AIA, RA, graduated from the Technion, the Israel Institute of Technology (1976), worked for six years in Boston. During 1990-91 he served as Chief Architect of the Ministry of Housing, leading the planning of dozens of new quarters and cities all over Israel.
Today Ami Shinar leads the National Outline Plan #1/ 13 – Distribution of airports and airfields in Israel, the new Haifa Waterfront Plan, The Polynom compound for the Israeli Navy in Haifa Port, four train stations for Israel Rail Co., the Ashkelon Masterplan, Kassif new city and more.
Since it was established in 1991, Amir Mann and Ami Shinar`s award winning work has been recognized in Israel for its uniqueness and search for excellence. The office has won many local and international design competitions and its work has been largely published.
- Master Planning:
National Outline Plans (TAMA), urban planning and design: whole city master-planning leading multidisciplinary teams, large urban quarters, industrial parks, residential neighborhoods.
- Team Management Ability:
Leading large, multi-disciplinary teams at all stages of design and construction of large-scale complex projects, with special experience in airport, transportation and infrastructure – as well as large urban master-planning.
- High Quality Design:
During the last 26 years our firm has designed many architectural design projects (specializing in large-scale complex transportation and airport projects), many of which have been recognized for their high quality and sophisticated schemes. We are constantly striving for excellence, while struggling within local technology, budget or other constraints.
- Real-Time Cost Control and Budgeting:
Amir Mann has special experience and deep understanding in cost analysis, balancing between high quality needs and budget constraints, cost effectiveness regarding both infrastructure and structural systems and finishes, as well as Electro–Mechanical systems, ensuring that the project is within budget at all design stages.
- Experience with International Collaborations:
The firm has collaborated locally and internationally, with firms as Herzog & de Meuron (Basel, Switzerland), ARUP (London, UK), KPF (New York, USA), KMD (San Francisco, USA), CASE Technologies (Frankfurt, Germany), Obermeyer (Munich, Germany), Grimshaw (London, UK & New York, USA), Devis Assoc. (Slovakia) and more.
Amir Mann-Ami Shinar Architects & Planners is a registered Private Company, established in 1991, owned by Amir Mann (50%) and Ami Shinar (50%), with Asaf Mann and Liran Ben-Ami as junior partners, as well as five more associates/project managers and head of teams.