Benjamin Cadena is an Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia GSAPP and the
founder of Studio Cadena, a design and architecture practice based in Brooklyn.
Founded in 2013, the studio is interested in engaging contemporary life, the city and its
people – in designing new and captivating spaces, places and experiences for those
who use them. In 2016 it received the 2016 AIA New York New Practices award.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Benjamin received a BA in Economics from the
University of Pennsylvania and Master of Architecture from the same institution. He
founded the studio having gained experience working with Rice+Lipka Architects, Stan
Allen Architect, WORKac and Atelier Bow-Wow.
Benjamin Cadena is a registered architect in New York and a LEED Accredited