M A N I F E S T O
We shape our buildings, and afterward, our buildings shape us.”
Winston Churchill in a speech in the House of Commons on October 28, 1944.
We at TZAMIR believe that the design of environments big, like cities or small, like buildings, is a result of people's and designer's ideas. After environments are occupied, they change people's ideas and behavior for better or worse. Hence, good design makes people better.
The company provides a full range of Urban, Regional, and National Planning services supported by GIS proficiencies.
The practice is led by Yigal Tzamir, former Professor of Architecture & Planning at the Technion (Israel Institute of Technology). He founded Tzamir company in 1991, and since then has been leading numerous multi-disciplinary planning assignments on the national, regional, and local scales.
The firm is directed by Prof. Tzamir, founder and Partner, and by Architect Yael Oko, partner, and CEO. Precise Ltd is an outsourced company for the firm’s financial and economic management.
Tzamir’s experience includes extensive international practice, especially in Africa over the past 10 years. The Israeli experience is even longer, beyond 30 years. It covers national physical plans, Regional and Metropolitan Plans, Urban Plans on an entire city scale, neighborhood plans, Waterfront Plans, and the design of large-scale commercial, industrial, and tourism Projects.
The firm prides itself on its comprehensive, integrated planning methodology, the implementation of “state of the art” professional tools, and on its creativity and innovation in meeting varied professional challenges through Multi-disciplinary teamwork. The company is equipped with advanced 3D simulation capacities, used mainly in Public Participation and capacity training.
The vast international experience in National Master Plans led the company to establish PLAND, a subsidiary company, focused on preparing national master plans and large-scale urban as well as rural development plans.
Tzamir Architects & Planners ltd.
Prof. Yigal Tzamir
D.Sc. M.Sc. B.Sc. in Architecture and Town Planning.
Professor of Architecture and Town Planning, Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning, Technion Israel Institute of Technology (1986-2010).
President of PLAND and Tzamir Architects & Planners Ltd.
International expert in National Planning and Urbanization.
Vast experience in National Planning and Metropolitan Planning in Africa since 2010 - up today.
Architect Yael Oko
PARTNER and CEO
B.Sc. in Architecture and Town Planning -Technion Israel Institute of Technology (1995). Head of Architecture and Urban Design Sector at
Tzamir Architects & Planners Ltd. Since 2010.
Expert in Commercial Architecture, Housing and Neighbourhood Planning.
Tzamir Architects and Planners Ltd is the parent company, which includes three branches:
Branch 1 - P.L.A.N.D. is uniquely devoted to Planning National Development and consolidates three more sectors: district, urban, and Rural Planning. Multisectoral services are also supplied as needed in each specific assignment. Particular expertise is in a broad practice in Africa and Israel. Our firms' core experts are physical planners and architects, supported by permanent consultants in Agricultural Planning, Tourism consultancy, G.I.S. expertise, Infrastructure engineering, and Socio-economic analysis. All team members are well known and well experienced internationally.
Branch 2 - Architecture, containing the commercial, residential, and tourism sectors.
Branch 3 - Geodata Systems Management specializes in technical systems integration, support, and management services. The Branch offers geographic information systems (G.I.S.), Geo-positioning Satellites (G.P.S.), multimedia, presentation, network, computer hardware, and specialized types of equipment. This Branch operates through sub-contracting with the consulting company Amit Epstein - G.I.S. and spatial data international consultants.
FOUNDER AND PARTNER
GIS Interational Expert
Amit Epstein, Msc.
Amit Epstein is the owner and director of the company:
International G.I.S. consulting and project management.
He holds M.Sc. in Urban and Regional Planning from the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology and a B.A. in Geography and Sociology from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem.
Current consulting Activities:
G.I.S. projects execution, Project management, Capacity building and training, National base map building and data base and system design. Geographic data surveying.
1.Head of G.I.S. and surveys Dept. in Ofek Aerial Photography-Israel
2. International consulting experience in Israel, Rwanda, Sao Tome and Principe, Zambia, Italy, Uganda, Angola, Cyprus, Ghana, South Sudan, Romania, Georgia, Azerbaijan
Agricultural Planning Consultant
Liron Amdur, Ph.d.
Ph.D. at George-August-Universiteat Goettingen, Germany
M.Sc. in city and regional planning at the faculty of architecture and town planning, Technion.
Bachelor of Landscape Architecture (B.L.A.)Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, Israel
B.A. in Economics Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel
Agriculture, Rural development, and Agricultural Economics.