AIANY will kick off 2016 by welcoming a new team member, Benjamin Prosky, as Executive Director of the Center for Architecture, New York. In his most recent role as Assistant Dean of Communications at Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD), Prosky oversaw events, publications, multimedia content and special projects for five years. With AIANY’s mission of informing and involving New Yorkers in the architecture of the city, Prosky’s educational background is the perfect fit.
Including his time at Harvard GSD, Prosky brings 15 years of valuable experience in the architecture field, both domestic and international, to the table – specifically in urban studies and planning. A fluent French-speaker, he studied at the Institut français d’architecture (IFA) in Paris and served as Head of Public Programs at the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA). Here in New York, he spent six years as Director of Special Events and External Affairs at the Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) attesting to a strong knowledge of the city’s architecture scene. His strong and lengthy resume does not end there – Prosky was also one of the four co-founders of Architizer, and has collaborated on special projects with the Venice Biennale and Design Miami as well as helped re-launch the Wheelwright Prize. With this exciting new addition to the team, we’re looking forward to seeing what’s to come from AIANY as we head into 2016.
Ben Prosky will be officially welcomed at the AIANY 2016 Board Inaugural on Tuesday, December 15 at 6pm.