"Ben-Ami Shulman, the son of Meir Shulman - one of the founders of Tel Aviv and owner of the Ra'anan chocolate factory - was born in Jaffa. He studied architecture + engineering at the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Brussels, graduating in 1931.  Between 1932 + 1947 he ran an office in Tel Aviv, planning + overseeing the building of villas in Ramat Gan, Nes Ziona + Rishon Le-Zion, as well as a Ramat Gan factory.  He planned a number of residential + commercial buildings in Tel Aviv.  In 1937 he battled with the municipal authorities to have them revoke the demolition order against the columned ground floor of 3 Mapu Street because its' height exceeded regulations... - but to no avail.  Members of the Association of Engineers, spearheaded by Joseph Neufield, rallied to Shulman's cause, demanding participation in the town-planning commission's re-examination of the matter. The demolition order was dully annulled + the building remained intact. In 1947 Shulman left for Canada; twelve years later he re-settled in Los Angeles, where, in partnership with his son Uzi, he embarked on a successful career, working to the last day of his life. Uzi Shulman reminisces:  'My father had a great love for architecture, + even though his style was highly individual, he was always open to new ideas + experiments.' "                                                - Nitza Metzger-Szmuk   Dwelling On The Dunes - Tel Aviv - Modern Movement + Bauhaus Ideals