Benjamin Cadena is an architect and founder of Studio Cadena, a design and
architecture practice based in Brooklyn. Founded in 2015, 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.
His work has been widely published and in 2016, was selected by the American
Institute of Architects for its biennial New Practices NY Award.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, he received a BA in Economics from the
University of Pennsylvania and Master of Architecture from the same institution.
Prior to founding his studio, he worked with Rice+Lipka Architects, Stan Allen
Architect, WORKac and Atelier Bow-Wow in New York and Tokyo. His
experience in the US and abroad ranges from high-level strategic planning for
cities to cultural, commercial, residential and civic projects.
Benjamin has organized and participated in many conferences and public speaking events, he is a registered architect in New York, and serves as co-chair of the New Practices Committee at the AIA Center for Architecture.