Victoria Benatar

Victoria Benatar

New York, NY, US



Victoria Benatar RA, member, CIV, CAV,(Caracas Venezuela) AIA,(NY Chapter) is the principal of the NY based firm: Victoria Benatar ARCHITECT PLLC. Her firm has worked on major design assignments in worldwide, from clients including Steve Madden, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame NYC Annex and others. Her work has been published in The New York Times, Art Forum, Archis, Oculus, New York Spaces, VSMD, Ocean Drive. Ms. Benatar has been regularly acknowledged by the architectural community with numerous degrees, awards and invitations to teach and speak

She was an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University in the Urban Design department and since 1996 and she is teaching at Parsons the new School of Design courses on architectural representation with digital media.

She earned an Architecture degree from Universidad Central de Venezuela (1983) and a Master degree in Urban Design & Architecture from Columbia University (1995) and LEED accreditation in 2011.


Victoria Benatar ARCHITECT PLLC, Principal architect

Developing architecture and interior design project worldwide. Commercial and residential
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Jul 1999 - current

The New School, Part Time Faculty Member

Teaching digital courses on representation for architecture and interior design students.

Jan 1996 - current


Columbia University, Masters, Architecture & Urban Design

Master of science in architecture and urban design using the city of NY as a living LAB.
We also participated in BRUSSELS: Open City, a global project to study the city of Brussels and its urban

Jun 1994 - Nov 1995

Universidad Central de Venezuela, BArch, ARQUITECTURA

Five year program in architecture. 10 studio semesters focusing on learning design techniques.
Emphasis on installations and construction.

Sep 1979 - Dec 1983


PostCard City- Habitat II-UNESCO 1996, Honorable Mention

Obtaining a mention of the Jury in the professional category.Istanbul, Turkey.


VM+SD Retail renovation competition, Other

VM+SDRetail renovation competition :
Awarded for cutting edge redesign of the Steve Madden store prototype in NYC 2007


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