Benjamin Smithers Architecture


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|  achievements and awards

AIA Henry Adams Medal for top GAUD student 2021.  M.Arch Distinction (GPA 3.95)

Shortlisted | BeeBreeders Iceland Cave Tower international competition

Finalist | Non Architecture ‘Reviving Mines’ international competition

Honorable mention, Pratt Institute School of Architecture Climate Crisis Prize and Post-Anthropocene Prize
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Digging & Flying


Pratt GAUD Studio of experiments | Professors Neil Denari and Graysen Maxwell Babbitt

Advanced Design Research Studio (Jan ‘21 - May ‘21) | Governors’ Island, New York, NY



Fortnight Institute


Fortnight Institute Contemporary Art Gallery | 21 East 3rd St, New York, NY  

Renovation | completed April 2021


Main gallery space. Exhibition: Danielle McKinney, Saw My Shadow. Photograph by Jason Mandella.

Covid Memorial Bridge


Pratt GAUD Glass in Structures elective | Professor Radhi Majmudar

May ‘21 | Central Park, Manhattan NYC



cave.light.house


Shortlisted | Beebreders Iceland Cave Tower competition | with KoFong Hsia

Iceland Cave Tower  | Grjótagjá caves, north east Iceland


Awaiting the next violent refuse (studio project)


Pratt GAUD Studio 05 | Professor Ferda Kolatan | Teaching Assistant Angela Huang | with Luz Wallace 

Architecture in the age of the Great Acceleration | re-using old mines | Shandong, China

Awaiting the next violent refuse

(Non Architecture Reviving Mines competition finalist)


Pratt GAUD Studio 05 | Professor Ferda Kolatan | Teaching Assitant Angela Huang | with Luz Wallace 

Architecture in the age of the Great Acceleration | re-using old mines | Shandong, China

Symbiosis in the city

 
Pratt GAUD Studio 04 | Professor Kutan Ayata | Teaching assistant Alex Tahinos | with KoFong Hsia

Energy from waste plant + free-diving training facility | Manhattan, New York, NY

Dissolving density

Pratt GAUD M.Arch studio 03 | Professor Kutan Ayata | Teaching assistant Alex Tahinos

Residential High-Rise | Downtown Brooklyn, NY

Fathom

Pratt GAUD M.Arch studio 02 | rofessor Danielle Willems |

Maritime middle school | Red Hook, Brooklyn, NY


Speculations on interiority

Pratt GAUD M.Arch Architectural Mediums 01 | professor Olivia Vien 

No program or site


Cenote seclusion

Pratt GAUD M.Arch Studio 01 | Professor Ryan Brooke-Thomas

Public baths | Manhattan Park, New York, NY


Speculations on a threshold

Pratt M.Arch Architectural Mediums 01 | Professor Hart Marlow 

No program or site


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