David Benjamin

@gmail.com

BETTER Inc.



               

http://researchid.co/arkitekturen

Architect, built heritage conservation Architect and consultant, independent researcher into sustainable innovation, archaeology, the built environment and sustainable innovation

EDUCATION

M. Architecture Washington University
PhD Architecture-Archaeology Norwegian University of Science and Technology
Charrette Planner certification
LEED AP certification

RESEARCH INTERESTS

sustainable innovation, material culture studies, built heritage conservation, built environment research, low-energy and sustainable architecture, Ancient Architecture, Landscape Archaeology, Archaeological theory, performative landscape design, Food Energy Water Waste Nexus, Quadruple Helices research

FUTURE PROJECTS

Archaeological theory/methods and built material culture studies

Goal: To conbribute to the advancement and international discussion of both theory and method for enquiry into pre-historic architecture, the agency of craftspeople making cultural heritage, its relationships to landscape, and also to contribute to the discipline of material culture studies through this research and discussion.


Applications Invited
collaborate, correspond, funding, networking, research position

narratives for the future/present, future archaeologies and anthropologies

Goal: Seeking ways, knowledge, knowledge forms and collaborative partners to formulate and demonstrate virtuous narratives, incl designs for the planet that are culturally relevant, incl especially work with craftspersons and artisans.


Applications Invited
collaborate, correspond + networking funding

Sustainable Transformation

Goal: Transforming the modernistic architecture of the welfare society into livable and efficient neighbourghoods. Focus on a future interpretation which optimize both the expression and the comfort. Methods: Practice-Based Research, Case studies, Surveys, Integrated research


Applications Invited
collaborate, networking, correspond, funding, research position

Publications

publications available at:
https://www.researchgate.net/profile/David_Benjamin4
other publications available upon request

RESEARCH OUTPUTS (PATENTS, SOFTWARE, PUBLICATIONS, PRODUCTS)

Mainly built heritage conservation research and assessment reports, architectural design, also in collaboration with indigenous cultures, research papers and conferences presentations and posters on sustainable innovation, virtuous narratives for socio-ecological transformation and enquiry

CONSULTANCY

Sustainable Buildings and Neighborhoods, infrastructure consulting, focused on energy and water production and re-use and recycling, Architectural and material culture conservation and research

Industry, Institute, or Organisation Collaboration

Architecture
Built Environment Financing
Built Environment Consulting
Archaeological Material Culture Studies Research and publishing

INDUSTRY EXPERIENCE

Architect and researcher and Principal Investigator of built material heritage, mainly of buildings, in addition to participation as partner in firms producing sustainable built environments

STARTUP

start ups include Glavel, Inc. in the U.S., making sub-floor and foundation insulation out of recycled glass, for buildings and landscapes, see https://www.better-bee.com

SOCIAL, ECONOMIC, or ACADEMIC BENEFITS

retention and use of lower embodied and embedded energy infrastructure, buildings and whole settlements, cultural sensitivity for authentic and sincere buy-in of stakeholders to co-build and maintain settlement