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Our project for Masa in Bogota has been selected for
TIME Magazine's List of the World's 100 Greatest Places of 2019

This annual list—culled from editor and expert nominations from around the world—recognizes 100 destinations that are breaking new ground, leading industry trends and offering an experience that’s unlike any other.

In print and online at www.time.com


Benjamin Cadena takes part in Urban 95 Workshop in Istanbul organized by Superpool and supported by the Bernard van Leer Foundation


Studio Cadena has been included on the Dezeen Awards 2019 longlist for Emerging Architect of the Year and our project for Masa for an architecture award.

More details on the awards at Dezeen Awards 2019

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"Alone Together & Somewhere In-Between"
A three-part series of panel discussions delving deeper into the way we work, collaborate, and shape practices in contemporary architecture.
The series is curated by Benjamin Cadena and Ryan Brooke Thomas.

"Alone" June 12th, "Together" July 18th, "Somewhere In-between" Aug 14th
6-8pm at the Center For Architecture in New York



Studio Cadena has been selected by the editors of Architect’s Newspaper and AN Interior magazine for their annual “Top 50” list recognizing the fifty most innovative and influential architects and designers working across the US today.

More details in the March 2019 issue of AN Interior


Benjamin is featured in Archinect

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Happy opens at the Flatiron Plaza in New York and will be on view through January 1st 2019

Dezeen, Architecture Newspaper,
Archinect, BLOUIN ARTINFO, Arquine, Archdaily



Paramitos” a proposal for an elevated pocket park is part of the exhibition Odeón o de la Contingencia in Espacio Odeon in Bogota, Colombia.
1:1 fragments built inside the galleries will be on view through
February 22nd 2019



New building for Masa is completed and opens in Bogota, Colombia

The projects has been featured in
Dezeen, Frame, Wallpaper*, Designboom, Archinect, Curbed, Azure,
Interio, Architectural Digest, Design Milk, Revista PLOT



Happy by Studio Cadena is selected as Winner of the Annual Flatiron
Public Plaza Design Competition in New York City

The project calls to design and build a highly visible temporary landmark at the heart of the Flatiron District. Happy is sponsored by the Van Alen Institute and the Flatiron/23rd Street Partnership, and developed in collaboration with Silman engineers and Youngbuk Art Services

This site specific installation opens Nov 19th at the public plaza in front of the iconic Flatiron Building on 23rd St. & 5th Ave. It will be on view through Jan 2nd. More information can be found here



Masa nears completion in Bogota, Colombia

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Benjamin Cadena will present recent work as part of the
Innovations in Architecture lecture series at Arup New York this Thursday


24 Architects x 24 Seats x 24 Hours
at Storefront for Art and Architecture

Making the most of the longest day of the year, 24x24x24 brings together 24 designers to shape a day of programming and contribute a seat for a collective gathering during the summer solstice. From dawn until dusk, 24x24x24 is an experiment in collective production in design, action, and thinking. 24x24x24 is collectively curated by a group of architects who will be taking over Storefront for Art and Architecturefor Art from 7pm on June 20 to 7pm on June 21. Organized by Studio Cadena, Buro Koray Duman, Leong Leong, Kalos Eidos, and P.R.O.

Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, Buro Koray Duman, Charlap Hyman Herrero,
Chen Chen & Kai Williams, Formlessfinder, GRT Architects, Jerome Haferd & Brandt Knapp, June14 Meyer-Grohbrügge and Chermayeff, Kalos Eidos, Katie Stout, Kyle May Architect, Laida Aguirre, Leigha Dennis + Kin & Company,
Leong Leong, McEwen Studio, NILE, Part Office, Peterson Rich Office, Ramona Albert Architecture, Studio Cadena, Studio Christian Wassmann, T+E+A+M, TheLab-lab, Ultramoderne. Graphics by Studio Lin



Works progresses on the new building for Masa in Bogota. Cast in place structural walls are rising!

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Please join us on Nov 9th from 12-6pm at the Brooklyn + Fashion Design Accelerator for New Local/Manufacturing, an event that Benjamin Cadena has co-organized with Miriam Peterson of P.R.O, to explore the future of manufacturing in cities and what new typologies can allow making to mix, hybridize, and co-exist as an integral part of neighborhoods.

 New Local/Manufacturing is one in a three-part series of half-day workshops and talks titled New Local: Finding Ground within Global Uncertainty, sponsored by AIANY's New Practices Committee in collaboration with Arup, A/D/O, MINI Living, and Pratt Institute. Examining locality and its conditions, the events bring together designers, engineers, policy makers, community leaders, entrepreneurs, developers, housing advocates, and engaged citizens to exchange and generate ideas to shape the future of making in New York City.




The installation "Over The Line" has been completed and will be on view for two years at the Art OMI in upstate New York as part of series of interventions taking on the fundamental elements of architecture.

Join us for the Opening Reception:
Saturday, October 21 from 1-3 PM at Art OMI



Studio Cadena takes part in Connecting the 41⁰ Parallel: New York – Porto Exchange a roundtable bringing together emerging firms from Porto and New York.


"Open Wall" on view now through October at the Center for Architecture as part of the 5x5: Participatory Provocations Exhibition.



"Tall Garden" Project in Pidgin's Flora & Fauna Issue


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Masa project in Surface Magazine's
February Issue No.34


Three Room Loft in AN Interior Magazine




Benjamin joins the architecture faculty of Columbia’s GSAPP



5X5 exhibition opens at RISD



Benjamin lectures on recent work at the
Guatemala Architecture Biennale



Benjamin is interviewed by EXCLAMA magazine and talked about space, practice and recent projects

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Benjamin is invited to participate on the jury to select a design for the new Astronomical Observatory of Guatemala OAG


Studio Cadena is featured in AXXIS magazine

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Studio Cadena is featured in leading Colombian newspaper EL TIEMPO


New Practices New York 2016 Exhibition featuring the work of Studio Cadena opens at the Center for Architecture

Opening and round table on Thursday, May 12 from 6-8 p.m. The exhibition is on view through August 1st



Studio Cadena will be sharing recent work in conversation with
Jing Liu from SO–IL as part of the 2016 New Practices New York 2016 Award Winners lecture series.

When: 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM WEDNESDAY, MARCH 23
Where: Cosentino Showroom | A & D Building, 150 E 58th Street, Suite #399
more info and rsvp here



Studio Cadena’s project Open Wall is included in the 5X5 exhibition at the Illinois School of Architecture.

5×5 : Participatory Provocations is a traveling exhibit of 25 architectural models by 25 young American architects organized and curated by OriginalCopy, the
editors of CLOG.


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Studio Cadena wins AIANY New Practices 2016 competition.

AIA New Practices Award, is a biennial competition that serves as the preeminent platform in New York to recognize new and innovative architecture firms that have undertaken unique and innovative strategies.

The exhibition will open at the Center For Architecture May 12th, 2016, details to follow.




5×5 : Participatory Provocations is a traveling exhibit of 25 architectural models by 25 young American architects organized and curated by OriginalCopy, the
editors of CLOG.




Studio Cadena has been shortlisted as a finalist in the International Competition for the design of the Center for Architecture, Design and Education (CADE) in Chicago. The design will be exhibited at the Chicago Architecture Foundation
during the inaugural Chicago Architecture Biennial

Oct 8, 2015 - Jan 3, 2016




Studio Cadena receives Honorable Mention for its design for the Peace Corps Commemorative Work Competition in Washington D.C.



"New Brooklyn Architecture" exhibition now at Astor Place during NYCxDESIGN 2015 NYC Design Talks at the Cooper Union.




Benjamin will be participating in a panel discussion during BKLYN Designs lead by the Architect’s Newspaper Executive Editor William Menking with six local
architecture firms changing the Brooklyn landscape.

Panelists include: Emily Abruzzo, Partner, Abruzzo Bodziak Architects; Julie Torres Moskovitz, Founding Principal, FABRICA 718; Philipp von Dalwig, Partner, MANIFOLD.ArchitectureStudio; Phu Hoang, Director, MODU; Jon Lott, Principal, PARA Project; Benjamin Cadena, Founder, Studio Cadena; Bryan Young, Principal, YOUNG PROJECTS.



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Studio Cadena will be showcased as one of seven emergent architectural and
design firms in Brooklyn as part of the "New Brooklyn Architecture" exhibition at BKLYN DESIGNS May 08-10

In celebration of exemplary architecture and design in Brooklyn, The Architect’s Newspaper and AIANY New Practices Committee will showcase the work of seven local firms in the AN/AIANY New Practices Lounge. Designed by Abruzzo Bodziak Architects, the space exhibits a spectrum of projects designed in Brooklyn by new and innovative firms including Abruzzo Bodziak, FABRICA 718, MANIFOLD ArchitectureStudio, MODU, PARA Project, Studio Cadena and YOUNG PROJECTS.




"RE:BORN" exhibition featuring the work of Studio Cadena opens at
SoDa Museum (Space of Design and Architecture) in Korea.





"The Long House", housing project for Marfa, TX published in CONCEPT magazine Vol.192


Studio Cadena has been selected as one of four finalist in the international
housing competition for Marfa, Texas.

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Studio Cadena Launches new website!