Advocating for Architecture: Designing a more Sustainable, Resilient and Livable New York
Benjamin Prosky is Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY), a professional association and the Center for Architecture, a cultural institution. He previously served as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) until 2016. From 2005 to 2011 Prosky was the Director of Special Events and External Affairs at Columbia University GSAPP. In 2009, while at Columbia, Prosky cofounded ARCHITIZER.COM. From 2002 to 2005, he was Head of Public and University Programs at the Canadian Centre for Architecture (CCA) in Montreal, Canada, and from 1999 to 2002 he was an Exhibitions Coordinator for the Institut francais d’architecture in Paris, France. He currently serves on the board of the Association of Architecture Organizations, the advisory board of The New York Institute of Technology and the alumni board of the Packer Collegiate Institute. Prosky studied Urban Studies at Vassar College, Urban Planning at Columbia University, GSAPP and Higher Education Management at The Harvard Center for Workplace Development.
David Magid is an executive in the energy sector, who has been involved with wholesale and retail electricity markets over the last decade. David founded YSG Solar in 2010 to develop, construct, finance and operate a network of energy assets. YSG leverages solar and energy storage technologies to offer long-term power contracts with clients that include utilities, local municipalities, institutions, and industrial companies. YSG has offices located in both Manhattan and San Francisco, His team develops energy projects nationwide. In 2018, David was featured in Forbes magazine after being selected for their "30 Under 30" list which recognizes the most notable industry figures leading in the energy sector. Aside from energy infrastructure development, David possesses an immense interest in technology, policy, and finance. David is a member of Young Jewish Professionals and active within the Jewish community. In his personal life, David and his wife are involved with many philanthropic organizations and enjoy spending time with family.
This event is free for Professional, Heritage + Professional, Young Leadership, VIP Leadership, President, CEO, and Chairman members.
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On January 28th, YJP will be hosting an evening with Benjamin Prosky, Executive Director, AIA New York Chapter | Center for Architecture!
Attendees will have the opportunity to partake in an intimate and candid roundtable discussion and Q&A session.
Our AEC mentorship series, providing unparalleled access to industry titans. Come prepared with all your burning questions!
6:00 - 6:30 PM | Networking & Refreshments
6:30 - 8:00 PM | Roundtable Session (Discussion + Q&A)
For any questions please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Refreshments will be served - Dietary Laws Observed
This event is included for the following member chapters:
- Professional members of the AEC network and above
*Please note, this event is exclusively for young professionals in the real estate, construction, engineering, interior design, and architecture industries*
Disclaimer: This event is for young professionals age 40 and younger
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