New York, NY
Studio Cadena is an award-winning design and architecture practice interested in engaging contemporary life, the city and its people. We are interested in the real, in designing new and captivating spaces, places and experiences for those who use them.
The studio is young, yet combines substantial experience in the US and abroad, ranging from high-level strategic planning for cities, to project design on commercial, residential and institutional projects – museums, libraries, private houses, exhibitions, interiors, and furniture. Studio Cadena was founded by Benjamin Cadena and is based in Brooklyn.
Originally from Bogota, Colombia, Benjamin holds a BA in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania and Master of Architecture from the same institution where he was awarded the E. Lewis Dales Traveling Fellowship and the Matlock Traveling Fellowship. He founded the studio having gained experience working with Rice+Lipka Architects, Stan Allen Architect, WORKac and Atelier Bow-Wow. He co-founded talk20, a series of lectures and public forums organized in cities around the world, has taught studios at Parsons, NYIT and the University of Pennsylvania, and has been a visiting critic at Harvard GSD, Columbia University, Princeton University, Cooper Union, U. of Pennsylvania, Parsons, Pratt, NYIT, NJIT, The Institute and Syracuse University.