With a background in urban studies and urban planning, Ben has devoted his career to a range of projects and initiatives dedicated to the promotion and interpretation of architecture and the city. He rst started working for the Institut français d’architecture (IFA) in Paris, coordinating exhibitions and public programs.
He then moved to the Canadian Center for Architecture (CCA), where he worked as Head of Public and University Programs. He worked for six years at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) as Director of Special Events and External A airs. In 2009, he was one of a team of four to co-found Architizer, the rst social and professional networking site for architects.