Karl Bengzon

Karl Bengzon

New York, NY, US





Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant - Columbia Building Intelligence Project - Advanced Studio IV

Assisted critics Scott Marble, Laura Kurgan and Jeanette Kim in an experimental design studio intended to foster a new understanding of collaboration within the realm of architectural design and production. Instructed twenty-two students as part of a four person team of teaching assistants in the meaningful application of parametric design concepts within CATIA, an advanced software package normally used by the aerospace and automotive industries. Helped student teams develop effective strategies for collaboration, process workflow and information management.

Jan 2013 - May 2013

Columbia University, New York, NY, US, Teaching Assistant - Workflow 2012

Assisted critic Scott Marble for Workflow 2012, an elective course in which students are asked to project the future of architectural practice in a technologically enabled context. Issues considered were the innovative use of technology, effective structuring of collaboration, parametric design, and the changing nature of the architectural profession. Primary responsibilities included exploring these issues in class discussion, administrative tasks such as updating the class website, and offering advice and criticism for student projects.

Sep 2012 - Dec 2012

Gensler, Morristown, NJ, US, Architectural Designer / Job Captain

Spearheaded the effort to design and detail the exterior façades for the award-winning renovation of St. Philip’s Academy, the first LEED accredited building in Newark, NJ. Led conceptual and schematic design efforts on projects for Schering Plough, ACN/Jewelry TV and Keansburg High School. Facilitated the construction documentation and administration phases on multiple fast-tracked jobs for Novartis Pharmaceuticals, Prudential and Deloitte. Advocated and developed the use of BIM software in the Morristown office in an effort to improve efficiency and coordination of drawings. Developed a signature rendering style that subsequently became a model for composite renderings produced in the Morristown office.

Jun 2004 - Jan 2009


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Sep 2010 - May 2013


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