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.