Dr. Noam Shoked

School of Architecture
ביה"ס לאדריכלות סגל אקדמי בכיר

General Information

Noam Shoked is a scholar of the built environment. His work focuses on the relationship between politics and architecture in Israel and in the occupied Palestinian territories. His book, In the Land of the Patriarchs: Design and Contestation in West Bank Settlements (University of Texas Press, 2023), received the 2024 PROSE Award for Architecture and Urban Planning from the Association of American Publishers. Before joining the faculty at Tel Aviv University in 2019, Shoked was a Princeton-Mellon Fellow at Princeton University, and a senior lecturer at the California College of the Arts.


Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Master of Architecture II, The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art

Master of Architectural History, McGill University


Shoked, Noam. In the Land of the Patriarchs: Design and Contestation in West Bank Settlements. Austin: University of Texas Press, 2023.


Shoked, Noam. “The Jewish Shepherd who Wanted to Cultivate Islamic Architecture.” In Radical Pedagogies, edited by Beatriz Colomina, Ignacio G. Galán, Evangelos Kotsioris, and Anna-Maria Meister. Cambridge, Massachusetts: MIT Press, 2022.


Shoked, Noam, “Urban Forms in the Occupied West Bank.” Platform (May 2021).


Shoked, Noam. “‘This is the Hour’: When Architects Protest.” Platform (April, 2021).


              Reprinted in Ankara Branch of the Chamber of Architects’ Journal 50 (January 2022): 71-75 [in Turkish].


Shoked, Noam. “Design and Contestation in the Jewish Settlement of Hebron, 1967-1987.” Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 79, no.1 (March 2020): 82-102.


Shoked, Noam. “Housing Others: Design and Identity in a Bedouin Village.” International Journal of Islamic Architecture 8, no. 2 (July 2019): 307–35.


              Reprinted in Farhan Karim and Patricia Blessing, eds., Boundary, Flows and the Making of Modern Muslim Selves (Bristol: Intellect,     



Shoked, Noam. “Rabbis, Architects, and the Design of Ultra-Orthodox City-Settlements.” In Social Housing in the Middle East: Architecture, Urban Development, and Transnational Modernity, edited by Kıvanç Kılınç and Mohammad Gharipour, 241–66. Bloomington, Indiana: Indiana University Press, 2019.


Shoked, Noam. “Hanging Out with Cyclists.” Boom: A Journal of California 6, no. 3 (September 2016): 84-88.


Book Reviews:

Review of Israel as a Modern Architectural Experimental Lab, 1948-1978 by Inbal Ben-Asher Gitler and Anat Geva, Journal of the Society of Architectural Historians 80, no.3, (September 2021): 366-7.


Review of Homeland: Zionism as a Housing Regime, 1860-2011 by Yael Allweil, Buildings & Landscapes 25, no. 1 (Spring 2018), 100-2.

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