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Daphne Binder, AIA

Daphne is a registered architect whose research focuses on the urban and rural environment’s unique challenges and responses with regards to, among other issues, seasonality, resiliency, affordability, and identity.


Before co-founding Space ODT, Daphne has 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, '19), 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. 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.

Theodore Kofman

Teddy is an architectural and urban designer whose professional and academic work engages with issues of urban transformation at a regional and urban scale and data-driven spatial analysis.

Teddy has designed both independently and at various practices in New York and Tel Aviv focusing on performing arts, institutional, and residential projects, and is currently a member of the Asian Urban Research Institute at Meiji University in Tokyo. He was a teaching fellow at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, taught design studios at Pratt Institute and The Cooper Union in New York and received several awards for his work including the RSA-USA design awards, The Cooper Mack fellowship, Allen N. Golfischer award, and The Harvard Graduate School of Design Deans Merit Award. He is the co-author of Minus 400 and Over 40 Degrees: Architecture in the Dead Sea 1948-1971, with Daphne Binder (Intellect Bristol, UK, '19), co-organizer of In the Shadow of The Megacity with Tulay Atak (2015) and has presented his work internationally at events such as the 2015 Municipal Art Society Summit. His work has been exhibited at, among other venues, the Center for Architecture in NYC and most recently at the Cooper Hewitt Smithsonian Design Museum in New York. He Studied architecture in Tel Aviv University and graduated with honors from the Master’s in architecture and Urban Design program at Harvard University and from The Cooper Union School of Architecture.

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