Architect and SCE Faculty Victoria Benatar featured in New York Social Diary


A coffee table by Isamu Noguchi stands front and center in the living room.  The hand-made rug was designed by Federica Tondato for Fedora.



Twenty-six years ago she said she was immediately drawn to one of the very first PCs (one that belonged to her stepson) and snuck into his bedroom while he was at school to mess about on it. That, in time, led to a teaching job at Columbia University where she also completed her masters in urban design (she now teaches at Parsons The New School for Design at the school of constructed environments). She sees architecture as a form of social work saying, “If your environment is well-balanced, then you’re happy.”

By Sian Ballen & Lesley Hauge
Photographs by Jeff Hirsch

Go to the New York Social Diary  page to read the full article and interview.