Adi Kupershmidt

MCP Student

Adi Kupershmidt, a versatile architect and urban designer, is driven by a passion for data-informed design and collaborative consumption. 
As an Andrea Chegut fellow (DesignX), Adi is working on a design science research project exploring implementing sharing economy principles in urban management, focusing on public infrastructure. 
At the Leventhal Center for Advanced Urbanism, Adi contributes to several research projects, including Spatial Equity NYC, Generative AI for community engagement with the City of Boston MONUM, and rehabilitation of industrial areas in Mexico City (as a teaching assistant).

Before coming to MIT, Adi had extensive experience working for Mann Shinar Architects and Planners, where she had directed several national and regional masterplans, including a 1400-hectare brownfield airport PPP development. She also contributed to different architectural projects, including custom construction details for Israel's national library by Herzog and de Meuron. In her latest position, Adi was Head of the Design Hub at Kika Braz, one of Israel's most prominent architectural firms specializing in urban renewal. She introduced and implemented emerging technologies for site analysis, architectural details, digital fabrication, and parametric design methodologies. 
Adi is also the mother of two daughters and the president of MIT Moms, a GSC-recognised association. Before coming to MIT, she was an executive board member of her neighborhood council in Tel Aviv.