Chris Benedict

Chris Bene­dict is a reg­is­tered archi­tect with over 25 years of pro­fes­sion­al expe­ri­ence. Her office, Chris Bene­dict, R.A., was found­ed in 1995 and spe­cial­izes in the design of excep­tion­al­ly ener­gy effi­cient build­ings. A leader of the Pas­sive House move­ment in the Unit­ed States, Chris has designed over 80 apart­ment build­ings in New York City, includ­ing two recent­ly com­plet­ed 24-unit apart­ment build­ings designed to meet the Pas­sive House Stan­dard. Anoth­er 34-unit build­ing is under con­struc­tion and approx­i­mate­ly 300 units are on the boards, all designed to cost the same as typ­i­cal con­struc­tion. Chris is a grad­u­ate of the Coop­er Union.