Shira is the city architect and director of the Bat Yam Municipality’s Planning Department. In her role, she leads planning in the city, from the strategy and policy documents phase, through statutory planning (city building plans), to the architectural design phase of rebuilding complexes and the renewal of public space. Prior to taking on her current position, Shira managed the Statutory Planning Department in Bat Yam, and led urban renewal planning teams on significant projects.
In addition, she was previously an editor of the "Block" magazine for art and architecture, and has been teaching at the Bezalel Department of Architecture since 2010. She sees the combination of teaching, research, and work in the public sector as an opportunity to create a discourse and critical thinking about the Israeli space.
Shira has been a Tel Aviv resident for most of her life. She breathes and loves the city and the diversity it offers. She is married to Ofer and is the mother of Ella and Omer.
Shira is an architect with a bachelor's degree (cum laude) from the School of Architecture at Tel Aviv University, and a master's degree (cum laude) from the Technion’s Architecture and Urban Planning Department. She served as a research fellow at the Azrieli Foundation during her master’s degree.