Rafi Segal, born in 1967 in Israel, is an associate professor of architecture and urbanism at MIT. He holds a PhD from Princeton University and an MSc and BArch from Technion—Israel Institute of Technology. He previously taught architecture and urbanism at various European and U.S. schools, among them the Harvard Graduate School of Design; the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation at Columbia University; the Cooper Union School of Architecture; and Princeton University. His past projects include the Tel Aviv Museum of Art; the IDF Memorial Museum, Jerusalem; and the Palmach History Museum, Tel Aviv. In 2011 Segal won, with Yonatan Cohen and Matan Mayer, first place in the international competition for the design of the National Library of Israel in Jerusalem. Segal has exhibited his work, as well as curated exhibitions, at Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York (2013), the Museum of Modern Art, New York (2012), KW Institute for Contemporary Art, Berlin (2003), Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Rotterdam, the Netherlands (2004), Malmö Konsthall, Sweden (2004), and the Venice Biennale of Architecture (2006), among other venues. He is a contributor to the digital commons platform openDemocracy, and has coedited and contributed to books on urbanism and Israeli architecture.
Rafi Segal lives and works in Boston.