Long Island City
Benjamin Porto is a licensed architect in New York state and holds a Master of Architecture from Columbia University. Prior to joining Snarkitecture in 2014, he worked for leading architectural offices in New York, Chicago, and Portland, specializing in high-end residential, hospitality and tower design.
Snarkitecture is a New York-based collaborative design practice established to investigate the boundaries between disciplines. The name is drawn from Lewis Carroll’s The Hunting of The Snark, a poem describing the “impossible voyage of an improbable crew to find an inconceivable creature.” In its search for the unknown, Snarkitecture creates work that includes large-scale projects, installations, and objects. Snarkitecture’s work focuses on the reinterpretation of everyday materials, structures, and programs to new and imaginative effect. With a conceptual approach centered on the importance of experience, the studio creates unexpected and memorable moments that invite people to explore and engage with their surroundings.