Raquel Vert, ASSOC. AIA

Raquel Vert is the founding principal of Vert Architects.   Raquel received a Master of Architecture degree from UCLA, and a Bachelor’s degree from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her unique design style was inspired by Frank Gehry and Thom Mayne, Morphosis, where she worked prior to establishing Vert Architects in 1998.

Vert Architects studio is a creative workshop, committed to design excellence and architecture that integrates social, cultural and environmental issues.   Designs and concepts are developed through a dialogue between the client and the design team.   The office utilizes advanced technology and state of the art software to produce plans, 3D images and models.   The office provides a full range of services, including architecture, interior design, design of custom made furniture and built-ins, as well as the design of outdoor space and landscaping.

In 2004, Raquel Vert established a Vert Architects studio branch in Israel, after she was commissioned to design the School of Social Work and the Center for Social Interaction at the Ben-Gurion University.   The project, completed in 2009, received a number of awards, including the 2010 AIA Merit Award for Excellence in Architectural Design, First Prize for Best Project of the Year 2009 from the European Union, and The Yuli Offer First Prize for Advancing Architecture in Israel from The Israeli Institute of Architecture.

Her work has been published in national and international publications, including the Los Angeles Times, The Hollywood Reporter, Architectural Record, Israel Architecture, and Il Bagnio.   Her work has also been published in numerous books, including Architects House Themselves, Outdoor Rooms, LA Women, World Educational Facilities, and From Vision to Reality.

The success of Vert Architects lies in Raquel’s ability to work with clients to achieve noteworthy architecture.   Vert approaches each project with careful consideration of the client’s needs and budget.   The results are buildings and spaces that are elegant, inspiring, timeless and modern, with attention to detail that achieve her clients’ aspirations.