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 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. 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 the departments of exhibitions, publications, events and web content. He currently serves on the boards of directors of The Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild and The Association of Architecture Organizations.