OFICINAA is an award-winning Architecture + Urbanism office that addresses design with a multi-disciplinary approach. Our expertise in different fields of design allows the engagement of a wide range of tools in every project we embrace. Our projects are distinct on scale, program and mediums – from architecture to urban planning, from domestic to civic, from installation to video.
Asst.-Prof. Silvia Benedito
Assistant Professor (Graduate School of Design, Harvard); Master of Architecture & Urban Design (Graduate School of Design, Harvard); Degree in Architecture (University of Coimbra)
Silvia Benedito received a degree in Architecture from the University of Coimbra, a degree in Music from the Conservatory of Coimbra, and a master’s degree in Urban Design from the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
She worked as Senior Associate at James Corner Field Operations (NYC) from 2005 to 2010, where she led many public and private urban design and small-scale public projects.
Since 2011 Silvia Benedito is Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Harvard Graduate School of Design. She is also Co-Coordinator of the Master in Design in the concentration of Art, Design and Public Domain and Co-Chair of the Sensory Media Platform. Her research focuses on atmosphere and micro-climates in landscape and the built environment.
Benedito was awarded numerous prizes and fellowships such as the Luso-American Fellowship, the Gulbenkian Foundation prize, the Research Grant from the Sciences, Arts and Technology Foundation, European Community (EU), and the prestigious Fernando Távora Prize from Oporto Architects’ League.
C. Alexander Häusler
Diplom Ingenieur Architektur (TU München); Master in Architecture (Graduate School of Design, Harvard)
Originally from Germany, C. Alexander Häusler holds a Master in Architecture from the University of Harvard (2004), a diploma in Architecture from the Technical University of Munich (2000). Also, he studied Sculpture at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich (2003).
He worked at Hild & K, Munich, and at Skidmore, Owings and Merrill (SOM), NYC. At SOM, Alexander worked in the Education-Lab on several projects such as the Dia-Foundation Gallery, NYC, the Elizabeth Academic High-School (NJ), the Lord & Taylor extension, NYC, the St. Albans School, Washington DC and he developed the Sports Complex at the Kuwait Military Academy.
C. Alexander Häusler was a visiting professor in several Universities in the USA and Germany such as at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, New Jersey Institute of Technology in Newark, University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, Technical University of Munich and at the Summer Program of the Harvard Design School in Cambridge.
He was the recipient of several fellowships and grants such as the Rockefeller Center for Latin American Studies fellowship, the Technical University of Munich Foreign Exchange grant and the Hans-Rudolf Foundation fellowship.
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