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  • Andreas Benzing

    Part-time Assistant Professor

    Email
    benzinga@newschool.edu

    Office Location
    A - Alvin Johnson/J.M. Kaplan Hall - 66 West 12th Street

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    Andreas Benzing

    Profile

    Andreas M. Benzing is a practicing architect, teacher, and social entrepreneur. Mr. Benzing is a distinguished faculty member and Part-Time Assistant Professor at Parsons School of Design, teaching Environmental Design and Design Studio to the next generation of architects. He is a co-founder of New York Passive House and cultivated a deep commitment to Passive House while serving as President and Executive Director. Mr. Benzing received the prestigious Urban Green Council’s National 2015 EBie Award "Power to the People" in recognition of the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use. As founder and Senior Partner of a.m.Benzing architects pllc, he personally directs the design of each of the firm's projects.

    Mr. Benzing developed his tireless work ethic at the famous Bauhaus University in Weimar, Germany, where he received his Master of Architecture degree in 1998. He was awarded the European Erasmus Scholarship and studied architecture with Professor Giorgio Grassi at the Politecnico di Milano. Mr. Benzing established his career at Oswald Mathias Ungers, and Hans Kollhoff in Berlin, Germany learning the craft of the architectural profession. He founded a.m.Benzing architects pllc in 2006 with the expressed goal of integrating high performance Passive House building systems with architectural excellence.

    Mr. Benzing is licensed to practice Architecture in New York State, New Jersey and Germany, and became a Certified Passive House Designer in 2009. He is a LEED Accredited Professional and has specialized training from the Building Performance Institute. Mr. Benzing was appointed by the Department of Buildings Commissioner to serve on the 2015 and 2019 New York City Energy Conservation Code (NYCECC) Residential Advisory Committee, and served on Manhattan`s Community Board 5, Land Use & Zoning committee.

     


    Degrees Held

    • Licensed and Registered Architect, New Jersey, 2021

    • Certified Passive House Designer, PHI Germany, 2014

    • Certified Passive House Consultant, PHIUS Urbana, IL, 2009 - 2014

    • Certified Building Analyst & Envelope Professional, Building Performance Institute, 2010 - 2014

    • LEED-Accredited Professional, Green Building Certification Institute, 2009

    • Licensed and Registered Architect, New York State, 2006

    • Licensed and Registerd Architect, Germany, 2000

    • Master of Science Degree in Architecture, Bauhaus University Weimar, Germany, 1998


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    Awards And Honors

    2015 Ebie Award, "Power to the People" This award recognized the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use.


    Portfolio

    A.M.Benzing Architects

    GreeNuvo LLC


    Current Courses

    Design Studio 3
    PUAD 3010, Fall 2021

    Environmental Design
    PUAD 3000, Fall 2021

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