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Biography

Benjamin Andres started his architectural education in 1998, when he joined the Buero fuer Organisches Bauen in Ehlingen, Germany to become an Architectural Draftsman.  The office focuses on high performance, environmentally friendly buildings, such as low-energy houses, passive houses and plus-energy houses. 

Benjamin graduated in 2000 and moved to Stuttgart to begin his architecture studies at the University of Stuttgart. He received a Master of Architecture degree  in 2005.  

Benjamin then joined CCR Architekten in Stuttgart before moving to New York City in 2007 where he started to work at BWArchitects (formerly Basil Walter Architects). Currently, he is working at OPUS.AD as the Architectural Director, overseeing a variety of projects in both the high-end residential and commercial sector.

His work has been featured in Architectural Digest, Elle Decor and Domino.

 

 

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Work History

OPUS.AD

Architectural Director

Long Island City, NY, USA

Jun 2014 - today

 

  • Upper East Side Apartment, NY, 2014, Residential
  • Central Park West Apartment, NY, 2014, Residential
  • Lois Hill Jewelry Store, NY, 2014-2015, Commercial
  • Lois Hill Jewelry Store, Seattle, 2015-2016, Commercial
  • Fifth Avenue Apartment, NY, 2014-2016, Residential
  • Fifth Avenue Apartment, NY, 2014-2016, Residential
  • Financial District Apartment, NY, 2014-2015, Residential
  • Tribeca Apartment, NY, 2014-2015, Residential
  •  Seed+Mill Food Kiosk, NY, 2015, Commercial
  • Brooklyn Duplex, NY, 2014-2015, Residential
  • Libremax Offices, NY, 2014-2015, Commercial
  • Madison Avenue Office, NY, 2016, Commercial
  • Chelsea Apartment, NY, 2015, Residential
  • Upper East Side Apartment, NY, 2014-2016, Residential
  • Sutton Place Apartment, NY, 2015-2016, Residential
  • Sutton Place Apartment, NY, 2015-2016, Residential
  • Upper West Side Apartment, NY, 2015, Residential

 

BWArchitects

Architect, Project Manager

New York, NY, USA

Feb 2007 - Jun 2014

 

  • Sutton Place Apartment, New York, NY, 2013, Residential
  • Serpentine Sackler Gallery Donor's Dinner, London, UK, 2013, Event  
  • Skanska Industrial Facility, Queens, NY, 2012-2013, Industrial
  • Beijing Villa, Beijing, China, 2013, Residential
  • Long Island Residence, Quogue, NY, 2011-2013, Residential
  • Riverhouse, Coxsackie, NY, 2008-2012, Residential
  • Meadow Ridge Farm, Coxsackie, NY, 2008 - 2012, Residential
  • Conference Room Table, New York, NY, 2012, Furniture
  •  NoHo Office Renovation, New York, NY, 2011 - 2012, Office
  • Greenwich Village Apartment, New York, NY, 2010, Residential
  • Tekserve Offices, New York, NY, 2010, Office
  • Monkey Bar, New York, NY, 2009, Restaurant
  • Adirondack Lake House, Long Lake, NY, 2008 - 2009, Residential
  • Rhode Island Residence, Newport, RI, 2007, Residential
  • Sheraton Qingdao, Qingdao, China, 2007, Hotel
  • Ecclissi Jewelry, New York, NY, 2007, Commercial

 

CCR Architekten

Architect

Stuttgart, Germany

Aug 2006 - Feb 2007       

 

  • City Hall Heilbronn, Heilbronn, Germany, 2006-2013, Office 
  • Eugen Neter School, Mannheim, Germany, 2007, School
  • Elektro Haeussler, Illerkirchberg, Germany, 2006, Commercial
  • Wine Hotel Haigern, Talheim, Germany, 2006, Hotel/Restaurant
  • House PL, Kirchheim u. Teck, Germany, 2006-2007, Residential

                                                      

Self-Employed

Architect

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany

Mar 2006 - Aug 2006

 

  • Metallbau Schaefer, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, 2006-2013, Commercial

 

Buero fuer Organisches Bauen

Architectural Draftsman

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany

Oct 1998 - Sep 2000

 

  • Frie Residence, Heimersheim, Germany, 2000, Residential
  • Ahrweinforum, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, 2000, Museum
  • Witzke Residence, Dedenbach, Germany, 1999, Residential
  • Schlagwein Residence, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, 1999, Residential
  • Kreienmeyer Residence, Rolandseck, Germany, 1999, Residential
  • Foersterhof Winery/Restaurant, Walporzheim, Germany, 1999 - 2000, Commercial
  • Exenberger Passive Houses, Heimersheim, Germany, 1999 - 2000, Residential
  • Schmickler Residence, Heimersheim, Germany, 1998, Residential
  • Adams Residence, Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany, 1998, Residential

 

Education

German Architecture License

Feb 2012

 

University of Stuttgart

Architectural Studies

Stuttgart, Germany

Oct 2000 - Oct 2005

  • Diploma: 1,7 (Top 10%), M.Arch. 

 

Buero fuer Organisches Bauen

Apprenticeship as an Architectural Draftsman

Bad Neuenahr-Ahrweiler, Germany

Oct 1998 - Sep 2000

  • Final Exam: 86 of 100 points (Top 5%)

 

Languages

  • German (native speaker)
  • English (fluent)
  • Spanish (intermediate
  • French (intermediate)