Staff Profiles

Mrs Orit Sarfatti

BA Economics and Management ,BA (Hons) Interior Architecture, MA Interior Design, PCGHE

Lecturer in Architecture

School of Architecture

Faculty of Technology, Design and Environment

Orit Sarfatti

Phone number: 01865-482846


Location: School of Architecture, Gypsy Lane, Headington, Oxford

Design Unit leader in Interior Architecture (Year 2)

Interior Architecture Alumni Coordinator.

Module Leader ARCH5007 Interior Architecture 1

Module leader ARCH5008 Interior Architecture 2

Module leader ARCH5010 Material Exploration

Tutor in ARCH5005 (City ,Culture and Society)

Dissertation supervisor ARCH6008.


Orit is interested in the human and the social factors in the design process. Orit sees an important role for the community in the design process as a form of ‘civil power’, one, which a designer should be aware of and support. The Interior Architecture programme in which Orit is involved, puts a great emphasise on the relation between the user and the space he inhabits in order to enhance the user’s experience, both as individual and as a member of a community.

As part of her teaching methodology Orit runs an annual Live project with the Interior Architecture Second Year students which involves local communities in Oxford. These projects enable both students and the local communities to aspire and understand the difference architecture could have on people’s quality of lives.

 In 2015/16 Orit run a successful project in a local dilapidated community pavilion in North Hiknsey, Oxford: