Wednesday, November 13, 2019
5:00 PM - 6:00 PM
David Benjamin is Founding Principal of The Living and Associate Professor at Columbia University GSAPP. He and the firm have won many design prizes, including the Emerging Voices Award from the Architectural League, the Young Architects Program Award from the Museum of Modern Art, and a Holcim Sustainability Award. Recently, Benjamin appeared in Rolling Stone as one of “25 People Shaping the Future,” and The Living was ranked third on Fast Company’s list of "The World’s Ten Most Innovative Architecture Firms." The Living clients include the City of New York, Seoul Municipal Government, Google, Nike, 3M, Airbus, BMW, Build Health International, Miami Science Museum and Björk. Benjamin's recent projects include the Princeton University Embodied Computation Lab (a new building for research on robotics and environment), Pier 35 EcoPark (a 200-foot-long floating pier that changes color according to water quality), and Hy-Fi (a tower for MoMA PS1 made of a new type of biodegradable brick).