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  • Victoria Benatar

    Part-time Assistant Professor


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    Victoria Benatar


    VICTORIA BENATAR: ARCHITECT New York, New York – Caracas, Venezuela

    Registered architect, AIA, M/WBE NYS-­-NYC, CIV, CAV, LEED GREEN ASSOCIATE. http:www.victoriabenatar.com

    Victoria Benatar is a New York based Registered Architect dedicated to developing high-­-end interior design and architecture projects worldwide. Her firm design & build small or large project for commercial & residential uses, focusing on the maximization of the use of the space while adding value to your property and well being to your life. We do both architecture & interior design to create customized spaces for each client according to their needs and lifestyle because each project is different.

    She has worked on major design assignments worldwide with clients that include Steve Madden, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame NYC Annex and others. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Art Forum, Archis, Oculus, New York Spaces, VSMD, Ocean Drive and others.
    Ms. Benatar has been regularly acknowledged by the architectural community with numerous degrees, awards and invitations to teach and speak. She was an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University in the Urban Design department and since 1996 and she is teaching at Parsons the new School of Design courses on architectural representation with digital media.

    She earned an Architecture degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela (1983) and a Master degree in Urban Design & Architecture from Columbia University (1995).

    “During almost 30 years of experience, I have discovered there is a direct relationship between the quality of the spaces we use for living and working and human happiness & productivity.

    My objective as an architect is to help as much people as possible to improve the quality of their lives by improving the quality of their spaces, because DESIGN REALLY MATTERS!!!”

    Apart from her professional & academic life, Ms. Benatar is in the advisory board to Aid for Aids AID FOR AIDS International (AFAI) is a non-­-profit 501 (c) (3) organization committed to improving the quality of life of people with HIV or AIDS in developing countries and who are immigrants to the United States of America.

    She also contribute helping FUNDANA a non profit organization that house and aid children that have been victims of negligence & abuse & VAEA the Venezuelan American Endowement for the arts.


    Degrees Held

    Architect from Universidad Central de Venezuela

    Master of Science and architecture and Urban design from Columbia University

    Professional Affiliation

    AIA: Americabn Institute of Architects

    ASIS: American Asociation of Interior Design

    LEED: Leadership in enviromental & energy Design

    CIV: Colegio De ingenieros de Venezuela

    CAV: Colegio de Arquitectos de Venezuela

    Recent Publications

    Victoria Benatar is an expert architecture writer for the  STREETEASY: BLOG OWN YOUR HOME:  



    Recent interview by New York Social Diary here

    Research Interests

    BIM, 3D modeling software, fabrication, representation for architecture,interior design, urban design.

    Sustainable design. Improve the quality of life by design, Branding, Intelligent design

    Awards And Honors

    Awareded architect to design & build the Rock & Roll hall of Fame Annex in NYC 2007-08

    Retail Renovation Award winning: Steve Madden Store project publised by Institute of Store Planners & editors of VW+SD Magazine

    Hiroba- Japan:  Winner for the contest of the "Digital Cover Issue", 1999

    Habitat for Humanity. Honorable Mention- North America, Convival spaces, International Ideas Competition, 1996



    Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Annex

    Awarded Shoe Retail

    Retail Store NYC

    PostCard City

    Brussels: Fields in Transition

    Future Courses

    Representation and Analysis
    PUAD 2020, Fall 2023

    Visual Rep: Decoration
    PAID 1035, Fall 2023

    Past Courses

    Materiality & Assembly for ID
    PUID 2030, Spring 2023

    Representation and Analysis
    PUAD 2020, Fall 2022

    Visual Rep: Decoration
    PAID 1035, Fall 2022

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