Andreas is the founding member of A.M. Benzing architects PLLC. He received a Master of Science in Architecture from the Bauhaus University Weimar and a Master of Design & Management from the Politecnico di Milano. Andreas is licensed to practice architecture in New York State and in Germany. He is a LEED Accredited Professional, Certified Passive House Designer and a Building Performance Institute Certified Building Analyst and Envelope Professional. He is a founding director and President of NY Passive House – a non-profit organization to promote the Passive House standard for a healthy, comfortable and energy-efficient built environment. Andreas has been appointed by the Manhattan Borough President to serve on Manhattan’s Community Board 5 and was appointed by the DOB Commissioner to serve on the 2015 and 2019 NYC Energy Conservation Code Advisory Committee. Andreas teaches Environmental Technology and Design Studio at The New School.