Principal Architect, The Living, New York
David Benjamin is Principal at architecture firm The Living, and Director of the Living Architecture Lab at Columbia University Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation. The practice and the lab emphasize open source research and design. Recent projects include Living City (a platform for buildings to talk to one another), Amphibious Architecture (a cloud of light above the East River that changes color according to conditions underwater), Living Light (a pavilion in Seoul that displays air quality and collective interest in the environment), and Proof (a series of design studios at Columbia that explore testing as a design methodology and evolutionary computation as an exploration technique).
Before receiving a Master of Architecture degree from Columbia, Benjamin graduated from Harvard with a BA in Social Studies. www.thelivingnewyork.com