Niccolò Benghi

Niccolò Benghi

Philadelphia, PA, US

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I consider myself a driven and enthusiastic architect with 5+ years’ experience designing and implementing solutions for high-profile companies.

I have a very unique background with a 5-year architecture degree from Universita’ di Ferrara and a post-professional Master’s degree from University of Pennsylvania, as well as experience working both in Milan and NYC, with the roles of architect and LEED AP.

After +3 years working in NYC for a full service architecture firm, I can bring my experience retail and food service architecture, along with my knowledge of CDs production, essential MEPs, consultant&client coordination, and Construction Administration.

At the same time I have been the office Energy Manager & LEED AP, facilitating the work of the team implementing the requirements of the NYC Energy Conservation Code and different LEED rating systems.

For the past year and a half I have been the Project Manager for the Capital One Bank account, with over 10 projects between NYC and New Jersey.
In parallel, I helped the development of the office digital team with the use of 3d scanning technology to provide advanced architectural services (point-clouds, virtual reality and 3d walk-through).

My goal is to continue to grow and improve myself. I am focused on improving my communication & management skills to take on leadership roles, eventually working my way into a position as a manager and team-leader.


New York Design Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Project Manager

- Oversee and integrate information in drawing sets to adhere to all relevant building codes
- Management of design schedule and budgetary constraints
- Review of contractors’ drawings in Construction Administration
- Consultant & Client coor dination

Jan 2019 - current

New York Design Architects, LLP, New York, NY, US, Junior Architect / LEED Energy Manager

- Drafting & coordination of CD sets (CAD/Revit) through all phases of design
On-site surveys and field measurements
- Develop 3D scanning technology to produce as-builts and virtual walk-throughs
- Implementation of sustainable design practices & leadership in LEED Rating Systems & energy codes

Jan 2017 - Dec 2018

Sinergi Integrated Building Sciences, LLC, Jackson, MS, US, Junior Project Manager

The main goal of the company is to provide quality services that help the clients succeed in his/her quest for sustainability, in particular Green Building and LEED rating system.

My responsibilities included:
- Produce LEED documentation for LEEDv2009 projects and facilitate LEED certification process
- Create, streamline, and update internal consulting tools, pr oject tracking forms, meeting minutes,..
- Interface with clients, contractors, developers, as well as engineering and specialty consultants to ensure sustainability goals & achieve LEED rating

Sep 2012 - Sep 2016

Dante O. Benini & Partners Architects, Milano, IT, Intern

I followed the day by day activities of the firm, concerning both architecture, urban planning and interior design. I personally had the opportunity to deepen in to the understanding of executive design, as the responsability matters and scheduling issues, collaborating with a broad team of architects and engineer. Working for DOBP meant the first real step in to architecture world and a great opportunity for my professional career.

Jan 2013 - Aug 2013

De Gregori Diego Architect, Modena, Assistant Architect

Architectural survey in hearthquaked areas around Modena, Italy, to analyze and report heavy damages due to strong hearthquakes occured on April-May 2012.

Jan 2013 - Feb 2013


University of Pennsylvania School of Design, Philadelphia, PA, US, Masters, Master of Environmental Building Design (MEBD)

With the renewed urgency of environmental issues—from global climate change to resource shortages and “net zero” design—architects are faced with demands for new kinds of services that require a new kind of professional.

The Master in Environmental Building Design is a specialized, post-professional degree developed to train architects in the new skills and knowledge required for environmental design and especially in the design techniques with which those skills must be integrated into the practice of architecture. The one-year course of study includes coursework on building performance simulation, integrated building design, building envelopes and systems, lighting, daylighting, and the theory and practice of environmental design.

he Department of Architecture at Penn has gathered a remarkable team of experts to teach in the new program. The MEBD operates in close coordination with the Penn-Tsinghua T.C. Chan Center for Building Simulation and Energy Studies, drawing on the expertise of faculty engaged in research at the center and providing case studies and research projects for students in the MEBD.

Aug 2015 - May 2016

Master of Architecture ( M.Arch. ), Imola, Bologna , Italy, High School, Grammar School ( science course diploma - GCE at A level )

Final Grade: 107 / 110
Final Project:
Imola Autodrome, Territorial strategies and urban requalification in the
Motorvalley landscape

Sep 2006 - Mar 2012

Liceo Scientifico Rambaldi Valeriani, Imola, Bologna, Italy, High School, Grammar School ( science course diploma - GCE at A level )

Final Grade: 90 / 100

Sep 2001 - Jul 2006


Architecture Competition, with the project “Requalification of Piazza IV Novembre and Piazza Venezia, Taglio di Po”, 3rd Place


PRICE “FRANCO TINTI”, INU - Urban Planning National Institute Emilia Romagna, 1st Place



New functional spaces supporting Mesola CityCentre Life


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