Christianna Bennett

Christianna Bennett

Troy, New York



Updated 2020: I am a Landscapist, Urbanist, and Architectural Instructor located in Troy, New York. I am interested in landscape r&d, materialism, novel ideation of public space in rural areas, living materials, living-inert hybrids, and the histories, philosophies, and ethics implicated in practices of design. My personal and theoretical research focuses on examining and interpreting water as design material and philosophical framework. Recent research includes adaptive membranes for live matter in the face of unprecedented climatic aberration. 

Circ. 2012: I am a graduate of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute school of Architecture, where I received my Bachelor of Architecture degree in 2012. At Rensselaer I pursued depth studies in ecology, landscape architecture, anthropology, and graphic design. 

My research interests are in exploring the possibilities of landscape infrastructure, and ecological analysis and design. Recent projects include documenting indigenous technologies in following locations: Shishmaref, Alaska; Ifugao, Luzon, Philippine;, and for the Island of Bali, Indonesia. My interests in landscape infrastructure are in watershed management, indigenous rights, and marine ecosystems management.


Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, Lecturer

Aug 2017 - current

Stoss Landscape Urbanism, Los Angeles, CA, US, Project Designer

Jul 2016 - Aug 2017
May 2016 - Jul 2016


Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, US, Masters, Landscape Architecture

Aug 2014 - May 2016

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy, NY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2007 - May 2012

Politecnico di Torino, Torino, IT, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009

University of Arkansas Rome Center, Rome, IT, BArch, Architecture, Urban Planning

Aug 2009 - Dec 2009


Ricketts Prize, Award


Smart Geometry 2012, "Red Shirt", Award


Thesis Awards Presentation, Award


High Academic Achievement Award, Award


Harriet R. Peck Prize, Nomination


President, Equestrian Team, Award


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