Ben Brady is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Columbia GSAPP’s Urban Design program. He teaches studio in the Urban Design program and has also taught in the Master of Architecture program as an Associate. He has been an invited guest critic at Harvard, MIT, Penn, Pratt, CCNY and University of Washington.
Ben received a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from the University of Washington in 2007. He then graduated from Harvard Graduate School of Design with a Master in Architecture with Distinction in 2012. While at Harvard he was the recipient of the prestigious James Templeton Kelley Prize for Best Thesis or Graduating Project which focused on a discursive approach to the design of connection and disconnection as it relates to libraries and information. He also was the recipient of the Renzo Piano Building Workshop Fellowship and the Clifford Wong Prize in Housing.
He is also the founder and director of Animal Name Design, an interdisciplinary design firm in Brooklyn NY. AND works on projects at a variety of scales from buildings to furnishings, lighting and branding. AND believes we are living in a time of great tension between our digital lives and the physical world and creates work to exploit that tension in productive ways. Animal Name Design keeps an intentionally quiet internet presence.