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Christopher Benninger

PuneMaharashtraIndia, 411045

Christopher Charles Benninger is an American-Indian architect and planner born in the United States in 1942.

Professor Benninger, is widely regarded as one of India’s foremost creative architects, and is respected as a leading urban and regional planner. He has been registered with the Council of Architecture since 1976, and is a Fellow of both the Institute of Town Planners, India and the Indian Institute of Architects. He is a member of the Regional Science Association, India, the Institute of Indian Geographers, the Pune International Centre, the World Society of Ekistics, the American Planning Association, the American Institute of Architects, and the India Habitat Centre. In April 2010 Professor Benninger was awarded the Architect for the Decade award for his contribution to the profession of architecture. Over the past four years, on three occasions, the Indian Institute of Architects has honored him with the award for Best Public Building of the Year for his designs of the Centre for Life Sciences, Health and Medicine, the YMCA International Camp, Nilshi, India and for the Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies. The design for Suzlon One Earth has been honored by the Architects, Engineers, Surveyors Association of Pune as the Best Architectural Work in the City in 2009 and it was recently named the Most Sustainable Building in India, in a national competition. It is a LEED Platinum and Five Star Teri Griha building.Christopher Benninger is currently the sixth winner in India of the Golden Architect Award for Lifetime Achievement (2006) that was conferred in May 2007 by the A+D and Spectrum Foundation. Over the past seventeen years, six Indian architects have been honored with the Great Master's Award, and in 2007 Professor Benninger became the seventh awardee. Over several years he was recognised as one of the top ten architects in India by Construction World Magazine.

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The Mahindra United World College of India 16 Photos

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Suzlon One Earth Global Corporate Headquarters 15 Photos

Workshop at Samudra

Samundra Institute of Maritime Studies, Lonavala 22 Photos

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