Karen Kubey

Urbanist

Karen Kubey is an urbanist specializing in housing and health. She co-founded both the Architecture for Humanity New York chapter (now Open Architecture/New York) and New Housing New York, the city's first design competition for sustainable and affordable housing, and was the first executive director of the Institute for Public Architecture. Her recent project partners include the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the New York City Housing Authority. Trained as an architect at the University of California, Berkeley, and Columbia University, Karen began her career in affordable housing design.

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