Helpern Architects

Bennet Dunkley, AIA, RIBA

A Principal of the firm since early 2014, Bennet Dunkley also carries the title of Vice President responsible for firm-wide business operations and client development. He came to Helpern Architects the previous year with a background in international design and both project and firm management ranging from commercial projects, residential work, and landmark rehabilitation. To date, Bennet has been responsible for over one billion dollars-worth of construction projects.

Bennet holds responsibility for over-all project management in the firm. His experience as a project manager includes the construction phase of the Thomas P. O’Neill, Jr. Federal Building, a 550,000-sf transformation of a government laboratory facility – almost at the doorstep of the Capitol in Washington, DC – into a General Services Administration office building. The project received USGBC LEED Platinum status. Bennet also served as project manager and co-designer for a museum and education center in the Middle East.

Over the past two decades, Bennet worked in the offices of Boggs & Partners, The Hillier Group, Rafael Viñoly, and Smith-Miller Hawkinson, all known for design and innovation. In that time, he completed the new 125,000-sf Bronx High School for Law, Government & Justice, and a range of hotels including projects for Affinia and Doubletree.

Born in the UK, Bennet is a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects as well as the American Institute of Architects. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the New Jersey Institute of Technology. Licensed to practice Architecture in New York State, he is accredited as LEED AP by the Green Building Certification Institute of the US Green Building Council.