IDELSON, BENJAMIN (1911–1972), architect. Born in Leningrad, Idelson immigrated to Ereẓ Israel in 1925. After studying architecture at the University of Ghent he returned in 1934. He designed many public buildings in Israel, including buildings for Tel Aviv University, the Haifa Technion, and the Weizmann Institute in Reḥovot. He was awarded the Israel Prize for arts in 1968.