The Organization for Permanent Modernity is an office and research group for urban design and architecture.

Kobi Ruthenberg

Kobi is an Associate Director at ORG Permanent Modernity. His work focuses at the intersection of large scale systems and forms of urban development and architecture. At ORG, Ruthenberg serves as the project manager for the award-winning ’New Meadowlands’ project, developed at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism (CAU) as part of the Rebuild by Design competition, an initiative of the Hurricane Sandy Rebuilding Task Force and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). At the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, Ruthenberg spent two years as a Design Associate where he also led a flood resiliency planning initiative for the Boston Metropolitan Area. Since 2008, Ruthenberg has practiced as a project manager both in architecture and in urbanism, in Israel, China and the U.S, where he worked with several leading firms, on projects varying in scale and program: from residential, industrial and institutional buildings to new urban settlements and urban systems analysis. Ruthenberg obtained his post-professional Masters in Architecture and Urbanism at MIT in 2013 and his Bachelors in Architecture from the Israel Institute of Technology (Technion) in 2008. He has been a lecturer in Urban Design at Northeastern University and a visiting design critic at several architecture and planning schools in the US.