Dr. Abed Benzina, a Principal with SK+I since 1999, has more than 25 years of experience in urban and multi-family design. His concentration on housing addresses both high and low-density residential projects, as well as mixed-use developments. Abed’s expertise with project design and planning leads to timeless architecture that fits seamlessly into the surrounding urban fabric. His unique understanding of the relationship between design and technical requirements, coupled with his knowledge of building code requirements has been a key asset in meeting jurisdictional requirements and client goals.
As a team leader, Abed integrates his understanding of housing and urban design, technology, building codes, and socio-economic factors to further advance the quality of housing design and production and integrates sustainable practices whenever possible. His extensive experience with the LEED Certification process helped Sheridan Station—a large-scale affordable housing development project near the Anacostia Metro Station— become a model of green design. It is the first multifamily development in Washington, DC to be awarded the LEED for Homes Platinum designation and contains the largest privately-owned, 100 kilowatts, solar photovoltaic array in the city!
Doctorate of Architecture,
The Catholic University of America
Master of Architecture
and Urban Design,
Washington University in St. Louis
Diplome d’ Architecture,
Ecole Polytechnique d’ Architecture et d’ Urbanisme d’ Alger
City of Alexandria, Beauregard Design Review Committee, Member