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Benita Trenk

Benita Trenk

Boston, MA, US

 
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About 

I am an aspiring architect with a passion for art, design and long distance running.

Foreign travels while growing up cultivated my thirst to understand the world around me.  I was drawn into the world of Architecture soon after I moved to New York City in 2009, where I earned my Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Barnard College, graduating in 2013. 

During college and after graduation I spent much of my time in art and architecture studios working with my hands. Here, I grew as a thinker and maker and became fascinated by the role architects play in both envisioning ideas and bringing them to life.

With the aspiration to become a licensed architect, I decided to pursue my M. ARCH at the University of Pennsylvania, where I investigated varying agendas—some speculative, others rooted in questions of site and program, others focused on tectonics, computation, materials or spatial invention. 

My work at Penn solidified my belief in the potential of research and design to create memorable spaces that improve the quality of life for people. 

In 2017 I joined Perkins+Will's Boston studio, where I currently work on an innovative K-12 educational building. 

Elsewhere:

Employment 

Perkins and Will, Boston, MA, US, Architectural Designer

Oct 2017 - current
 

abastudio / Andrew Bartle Architects, New York, NY, US, Architecture Intern

Jun 2016 - Aug 2016
 

GLUCK+ (formerly Peter Gluck and Partners Architects), New York, NY, US, Visual Marketing Assistant

Jan 2014 - Jul 2014
 

Barton Designworks, Architecture PC, New York, NY, US, Architecture Intern

Jun 2013 - Aug 2013
 

Carlos Brillembourg Architects, New York, NY, US, Graphics Intern

Jul 2012 - Aug 2012
 

Kennedy Fabrications, New York, NY, US, Model Maker

Jun 2011 - Aug 2011
 

Education 

The University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA, US, MArch, Penndesign

Aug 2014 - May 2017
 

Barnard College, New York, NY, US, B.A., Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2013
 

The Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa, IL, Architecture

Mar 2012 - Jul 2012
 

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