Carol R. Bentel

Professor Carol R. Bentel

Professor of Modern Architecture


Ph.D., History, Theory, and Criticism of Architecture Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 2017

Master of Architecture, North Carolina State University, 1981; A.I.A. Student Medal and Teaching Award; School of Design Advisory Committee 2005, 2006

Bachelor of Arts, Major in Architecture, Washington University in St. Louis, 1979; 1999 Distinguished Alumna Award

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  • Adjunct Assistant Professor (History of Modern Architecture & Design), 2012 – Present

• New York City College of Technology, Architecture Department, Adjunct Assistant Professor

• Associate Professor (Design Studios, History Courses, Thesis), New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture, 1999 – 2002

• Visiting Lecturer (History of 19th & 20th C. Architecture), City College of New York, School of Architecture and Environmental Studies, 1997

• Lecturer, (Architectural History Course on 20th Century Architecture & Urbanism and Graduate Seminar: Italy 1922-42), Harvard University, Department of Fine Arts, 1990 – 1991

• Visiting Lecturer/Coordinator (Italian Architecture between the Wars), Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London, 1988

• Head Teaching Assistant in History and Theory of Architecture, Harvard University, Department of Fine Arts, 1986 – 1987

• Teaching Assistant in History, Theory and Criticism of Architecture, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, 1988

• Assistant Professor of Architecture, Coordinator of Second Year Studios, Graduate Studios, Georgia Institute of Technology,  1984 – 1985

• Teaching Assistant (Teaching Award), North Carolina State University, 1980-1981

  • Bentel & Bentel Architects, Locust Valley, NY, 1986 – Present; Partner
  • Isozaki Studio, Japan, 1985
  • Don Hisaka & Associates, Cambridge, MA, 1984
  • The Architects Collaborative, Cambridge, MA, 1981 – 1983

At Webb:

  • Modern Architecture

At New York City College of Technology:

  • History of 20th Century Architecture

At New York Institute of Technology, School of Architecture:

  • Design Studios
  • History Courses
  • Thesis
  • Annie Block, “A Sea Change: Paul & Carol Bentel reinvent New York’s Le Bernardin for Eric Ripert,” Interior Design, Jan. 2012, 41-44.
  • Emily Hooper, “Bentel & Bentel Architects/Planners,” Contract Design, Jan.-Feb. 2013, 74-77.
  • Joe McKendry, One Times Square, Godine Publisher, New Hampshire, 2012.
  • Fred Bernstein, “Makeover at Grand Hyatt Sheds the Trump Glitter,” The New York Times, 1.11.11.
  • “Women of Influence,” Hospitality Design, July 2010.
  • Suzanne LaBarre, “Unsung Heroes,” Metropolis (April 2009): 80-88, 101.
  • Donlyn Lyndon, “Danish Modern, Then and Now,” Places/Metropolis Magazine, Vol. 20, No. 3, 2008: 81-8.
  • Keynote lecture at American Hardwood Export Council, 17th Southeast Asia & Greater China Convention, Singapore, June, 2012.
  • “Defining New Design Realities,” Society for Hospitality & Food Service Management,” 2012 National Convention, Las Vegas, June 4-7, 2012.
  • “The 3D’s,” Centerbrook Architect’s Lecture Series, Essex, CT, April, 2012.
  • AIA Keynote Panel, NY State Convention, Buffalo, Oct. 2010.
  • Rooftop Urban Agriculture Seminar, Brooklyn, 3.11.14
  • AIA Committee on Design Conference, NYC, May 15-18, 2014
  • Revit Computer Course, Parsons, 2013
  • AutoCad & Photoshop Course, Parsons, 2012
  • Elected to College of Fellows, American Institute of Architects, 2003
  • American Institute of Architects, National AIA Committee on Design (10,000 members); National Chair, 2008; National Advisory Group, 2002-7; Crafted conferences for the Committee with a focus on 20th Century Architecture: Rome (2001): Modern Currents along the Tiber, Denmark (2008): Danish Modern- Then & Now (parallels with product design), Detroit (2008): Design Parallels (automotive industry)
  • Architectural Registration: Massachusetts, New York, 1986
  • LEED Accredited Professional Certificate, Green Building Certification Institute, 2009
  • GSA National Peer Reviewer, current; NYSCA Panelist, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013; NY State Preservation League Trustee, 2014
  • Architecture School Advisory Positions: NYIT (acting Chair), 2008 to present; North Carolina State University, 2005, 2006; Washington University Distinguished Alumni Jury, 2002, 2003, 2011; NAAB observer for NYIT, 2005
  • AIA Juries:  Gold Medal, Firm Award, National Jury Selection Advisory Task Group, Michigan Jury Chair, NJ AIA, Chicago AIA, Chair of Honorary Fellow and Collaborative Achievement (Art) Nominations;  AIA Small Project Practitioner’s Founding jury member, Modern Healthcare Awards Jury,  AIA Northwest & Pacific Region Awards Jury;  Greenwich Arts Council Jury; UIA, Gold Medal & Jean Tschumi Prize Task Force, 2011; American Architecture Foundation, Northeast Jury Chair, 2008; Fulbright Jury, 1996; Gold Key Awards Juror, Interior Design Magazine, 2006; Can-struction Juror, 2007; Centria, 2004; AIA Honor Awards for Architecture, Chair of Honor Awards Presentation, AIA Convention, 2010 
  • Invited Design Critic for final juries at M.I.T., RISD, ETH Summer Program, Columbia University, NYIT, Harvard University, Boston Architectural Center, Kent State University, Washington University, U of Arkansas, U of Maryland, Parsons, CUNY