August 10, 2021

Celebrating 50 Years in Architecture

Celebrating 50 years in Architecture

Aviva and Andrew Goldenberg receiving their honorary doctorates at the Technion

It has been 50 years since esteemed alumna, Aviva Goldenberg, graduated from the Technion’s Faculty of Architecture and Town Planning in 1971. This summer, a special reunion was organized in Israel for the graduates to celebrate this meaningful milestone.

Although Aviva was not able to attend the event, the Faculty has remained close to her heart over the past 50 years. Aviva and her husband, Dr. Andrew Goldenberg, are both accomplished entrepreneurs and avid supporters of Technion and the State of Israel. Aviva founded her own architectural firm while Andrew, a Technion grad from the Faculty of Electrical Engineering, is a renowned expert in the field of robotics whose career combined both academia (at the University of Toronto) and industry.

Responding to the reunion invitation, Aviva shared that she and Andrew had gratefully and proudly funded the newly established Dr. Andrew & Aviva Goldenberg Architecture Studio Pavilion at the Technion. The donation expresses their thanks and appreciation to the Technion for providing them both with tools for successful and rewarding careers. Moreover, the Technion is the place where the couple met for the first time in December 1967.

Dr. Andrew & Aviva Goldenberg Architecture Studio Pavilion

The news of the new building from their fellow Faculty graduate was warmly and excitedly received by Aviva’s classmates, who were thrilled that Israel’s future architects will be learning and working in a beautiful, state of the art facility.

In recognition of their outstanding commitment to the Technion, Aviva and Andrew were awarded honorary doctorates in 2018, and Andrew was recently appointed to the Technion’s International Board of Governors.