Andreas M Benzing founding member of a.m.Benzing architects pllc, received a Master of Science in Architecture from the Bauhaus University Weimar and a Master of Design & Management from the Politecnico di Milano. He studied architecture in the master classes of Giorgio Grassi at Politecnico di Milano, Adolf Krischanitz at Berlin University of the Arts, and Luiggi Snozzi at School Monte Carasso. Andreas practiced architecture with O.M. Ungers and Hans Kollhoff in Berlin.
Andreas is licensed to practice architecture in New York State and in Germany, is a LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Passive House Designer and a Building Performance Institute Certified Building Analyst and Envelope Professional. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Architektenkammer Berlin, the International Passive House Association, and is a founding director of NY Passive House, a local non-profit dedicated to promoting the Passive House standard in the New York region. Andreas has been appointed by the Manhattan Borough President to serve on Manhattan’s Community Board 5 and was appointed by the DOB Comissioner to serve on the 2015 NYC Energy Conservation Code Advisory Committee.
2015 Ebie Award, "Power to the People" This award recognized the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use.