It's hard to believe that we're celebrating our 27th anniversary. It seems as though only yesterday the campus was an army base, and now – a leading international academic institution, with 10 schools and numerous academic and research achievements, celebrating 27 years of achievement.
This is a fitting time to pause, be transported on the wings of nostalgia and recall what was once here: which building was erected on the ruins of the military kitchen, which antiaircraft simulator disappeared at the dead of night, and for what purpose, or what hides in the old hangar?
This is also the time to share once more our gratitude to all those who contributed and helped make Reichman University exceptionally successful in the field of higher education in Israel – transforming it into the academy for tomorrow's leaders.
The stories behind the place
The Lynda and Stewart Resnick Office
When Prof. Reichman first visited the base he decided that as long as he holds office as Reichman University's president, this shack would be his office.
The idea of a joint building reflects Prof. Reichman's vision of interdisciplinarity, also embodied by students studying in all buildings on campus.
Radzyner Administration Building
During the first years of Reichman University this was the only building on campus and it was called the radzyner Law School.
The Marc Rich Library
The library building was the army base's kitchen and mess hall. When renovations began there were still fridges and pots in the building.
The Ivcher Auditorium was used as an antiaircraft simulator called Melech, an acronym for "facility for gunners' practice", as well as the hebrew word for "king".
The Alpern Auditorium which is an ingeritance from the vacant army base that used to be here is the first auditorium at Reichman University.
Carol and Joey Low Lecture halls
In 1998, when the council for higher Education accredited Reichman University academic depree, all the students and faculty squeezed into the original hangar and performed.
Adelson School of Entrepreneurship Building
The architecture of the Dr. Miriam and Sheldon G. Adelson School of Entrepreneurship embodies the spirit of innovation and transformative thinking.
The Raphael Recanati Avenue Of Flags
Monument to the fallen in memory of students
The story of the Reichman University students and graduates who have fallen over the years during military action and in acts of terrorism.
The Deborah Schocken Sculpture Garden
Today, the eucalyptus grove on campus features more than 30 sculptures by the artists Bernard Reder, Jacob Dorchin, Zigi Ben-Haim, and Zadok Ben-David.
Reichman University has 30 teams made up of hundreds of students competing in a variety of sports. These teams are a central part of student life and of the community.
Archaeological Relics on campus
Hundreds of archeological relics, bestowed upon Reichman University by the Israel Antiquities Authority, adorn the boulevards, gardens and conference halls.
In a manner so very charateristic of the innovator that he was, Efi Arazi chose a young architect to build this building. Sammy Ofer's Donation to Reichman University was given when the building was almost complete.
The building bears the distinct fingerprint of architect Moshe Tzur who tends to "break" his buildings - this building is made up of three different blocs.
During construction, Reichman University became involved in the idea of the Academy of the Future, and whereas the original plans included sloping classrooms, it was decided that there would be need for "regular" (straight floored).