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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 in 2015 received the prestigious Urban Green Council’s National EBie Award “Power to the People” in recognition of the greatest percentage reduction in building energy use. 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. 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 O.M.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 cultivated a deep commitment to Passive House while serving as President and Executive Director at New York Passive House. He is licensed to practice Architecture in New York State 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.
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