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A series of public programs, workshops, and events hosted by Parsons School of Design to explore current and future notions of luxury.



Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects New York Chapter (AIANY)
Center for Architecture


Benjamin Prosky is the Executive Director of the American Institute of Architects New

York Chapter (AIANY) and the Center for Architecture. With a background in urban

studies and urban planning, Prosky has devoted his career to a range of projects and

initiatives dedicated to the promotion and interpretation of architecture and the city. He

first started working for the Institut Français 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.

Prosky worked for six years at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture,

Planning and Preservation (GSAPP) as Director of Special Events and External Affairs.

In 2009, he was one of a team of four to co-found Architizer, the first social and

professional networking site for architects. Prior to his role at AIANY, Prosky served for

five years as Assistant Dean for Communications at Harvard University Graduate

School of Design (GSD), where he oversaw exhibitions, publications, events, and web

content. Prosky serves on the Board of Directors of the Association of Architecture

Organizations and is a member of the Steering Committee of NYCxDESIGN.



October 5, 2018 (Friday)

Kellen Auditorium (N101)

Opening Remarks                                   10:00am -10:30am
Panel: Luxury Now x Future                  10:45am – 12:00pm
Networking/Lunch                                   12:00pm – 1:00pm
Panel B: Luxury A Force for Good?       1:00pm – 2:30pm
Networking/ Coffee break                        2:30pm – 3:00pm
Keynote: Mark Fina                               3:00pm – 4:00pm
Networking/ Happy Hour                         4:00pm – 5:00pm



Eventbrite –

*Free lunch will be provided to the first 50 registered attendees.

Presented by Parsons School of Design Strategies and Parsons School of Fashion