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Daphne Binder

Visiting Assistant Professor


Daphne Binder is a registered architect and co-founder of Space ODT, an architecture and urban design firm based in NYC. At their firm, Daphne and her partner Theodore Kofmanhave gained experience working with, and designing for, specific communities and businesses. Their recently completed project, Howl! Arts/Howl! Archive (HA/HA) gallery, is a 7,000 square foot headquarters for the art organization in Manhattan’s Lower East Side, and is the companion space to Howl’s first gallery, designed by the firm in 2015. In addition to her design work, Daphne also engages research topics she’s passionate about – history, resiliency,and health in urban and rural environments.

Before founding Space ODT, Daphne had practiced with various firms in Boston and New York with a focus on national and international institutional and commercial work. Her independent design and research work has been exhibited in various venues, including the Center for Architecture in NYC and the A+D Museum in LA. She is the author of Minus 400 and Over 40 Degrees: Architecture in the Dead Sea 1948-1971, with Theodore Kofman (Intellect Bristol,UK, “20), Unmaking a Destination: Unpacking New England’s Tourist Town, (, 2017), and was the editor of “Common Wealth” with Edward Mitchell (Yale School of Architecture, New Haven, CT.). Daphne is a graduate of the Cooper Union Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture and Yale University School of Architecture where she received her Bachelor and Master of Architecture, respectively. She has received multiple awards in recognition of her academic work, including the Irma Giustino Weiss Prize for Creative Achievement for her thesis “Circumnavigating the Dead Sea”, the AIA Henry Adams Medal, The Alpha Rho Chi Medal and the Lotos Foundation Prize in Arts and Sciences. Daphne has taught at Northeastern University and the Cooper Union, and is currently teaching at Pratt Institute.

2014 – 2016; Yale University School of Architecture; Master of Architecture (Hon.)
2006 – 2011; The Cooper Union
The Irwin S. Chanin School of Architecture; Bachelor of Architecture (Hon.)