by Camila Schaulson Frenz
AIANY and the Center for Architecture are thrilled to announce that Benjamin Prosky has been named Executive Director for both organizations. Ben will step down from his role as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and commence full responsibilities in early 2016.
With a background in urban studies and urban planning, Ben has devoted the past 15 years to the promotion and interpretation of architecture and the city. He began his career at the Institut français d’architecture (IFA) in Paris, and later joined the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) as head of Public Programs. Prior to joining Harvard GSD, Ben spent six years at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation as Director of Special Events and External Affairs. Ben was also one of the four co-founders of Architizer, one of the first online social and professional networking tool created specifically for architects.
We look forward to the unique energy, intelligence, and experience that Ben will bring to the Chapter and the Center for Architecture, and we invite you to welcome him at the AIANY 2016 Board Inaugural on 12.15.15.