Dror Benshetrit

We are part of nature.
We need nature.
We are our best when
we are in nature.

Dror creates ideas as a vehicle for change.

Dror has an award-winning 20+ year career in product design, interiors, architecture, master planning and city planning. His eponymous NY studio collaborated with top-tier companies and developers around the world, envisioning, researching and developing systems to connect people with nature through the built environment. Some of Dror’s major works include a novel structural support system named Quadror, the masterplan of Galataport in Istanbul, Turkey, and the Cappellini Peacock chair. Additionally, his first built architectural project, Nurai Island, broke the record for the most expensive residential units sold in the UAE per sq. ft.; units sold out in 72 hours, with sales totaling 976MM.

After an extensive period of under-the-radar development, Dror Benshetrit has shifted the focus of his work to a new design and technology venture, Supernature Labs, a new framework that represents a comprehensive reimagining of the built environment which will address urban challenges exacerbated by growing urban populations and the impacts of climate change – a calling on the global community of designers, architects, planners, engineers, ecologists, construction companies, manufacturers, governments, policymakers, and all citizens to join our growing team to bring the Bioplanning approach to life.

FII Priority Summit NYC | UNGA
September 2022
Dror’s work prior to founding Supernature Labs
May 26, 2017

Speaking Engagements


  • Better Buildings Summit / Soprema Canada
  • Bioplanning Design Sprint / Parsons
  • Beyond Sustainability Panel / SCAD
  • Building cities with ecological harmony TEDxAmazônia
  • Ecological Planning for Tomorrow / Love Tomorrow Conference
  • The Science Summit – Heroes of Regeneration / COP28
  • Green Value Summit UAE / Biosphere3 & SEE Institute
  • Sustainable Building & Future Summit UAE / Dasso
  • Contribution of the Construction Industry to Sustainability / China Diplomatic Zone Pavillion COP28
  • UAE House of Sustainability Actionists Hub / COP28
  • UAE Blue Zone Pavilion / COP28
  • UAE Ministry of Education Greening Education Hub / COP28


  • Future Investment Initiative – Riyadh
  • Future Investment Initiative Priority Summit / UNGA
  • Miami Ironside for Climate Action
  • Conscious City of the Future / Terra Fundraiser 
  • Porto Alegre 250 years / Cyrela Brazil
  • Introduction to Bioplanning Panel / Urbanism Summit


  • ICFF + WantedDesign Manhattan
  • Design Dialogues / Grupo Arca
  • Design Impact: Creating for a More Sustainable Future/Design Miami
  • Urbanism Summit Panel / Design Miami
  • Designing a Better Future of Cities / Nespresso Cafe Talks


  • Design Week Mexico
  • LE Miami x Surface Hospitality Conference
  • AIA Conference on Architecture
  • Near Future Summit, San Diego
  • NASA Langley Research Center


  • La Ciudad de las Ideas, Mexico City
  • Made/Unmade AIA Houston
  • AIA Houston Design Awards
  • C2 Montreal
  • Taiwan Interior New Talent Award
  • Marine Leadership Alliance Conference
  • Haifa International Waterfront Conference
  • Icon Design Talks, Microsoft Italia
  • Index Design Master Class


  • Interact Conference
  • Independent Lodging Congress
  • Fast Company Innovation Festival
  • Masters of Tomorrow Summit
  • Glen Raven Innovation Summit
  • Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Conference


  • Maison et Objet Interior Design and Lifestyle Summit
  • American Architects meets Italian Design conference, presented by Interni
  • Surface Design Dialogues
  • AIA NY Global Dialogues
  • Be Original Americas
  • Material ConneXion Lecture Series
  • School of Visual Arts
  • The Feast Impact East
  • Dwell on Design New York


  • PennDesign
  • Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Conference
  • Hyde Lecture Series at University of Nebraska


  • Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) Conference
  • India Design Forum
  • ZOW Istanbul Conference
  • Interior Design Show


  • WeStory by Dror
  • Decoration and Design Building’s Fall Market
  • Dwell & New York Magazine
  • Istanbul Design Week Conference


  • Wolfsonian Museum
  • A Better World By Design
  • What Design Can Do
  • Wanted Design
  • The Design Museum of Holon
  • Museum of Arts and Design
  • New Museum
  • Design Indaba


  • Art + Design
  • IDNY
  • SCAD


  • Pratt Institute
  • Dwell on Design
  • Material ConneXion Daegu


  • Museum of Fine Arts
  • University of Houston


  • Design Within Reach


  • Bombay Sapphire Design Glass Competition