Yaacov (Kobi) Eyal Ruthenberg, M.Arch-Urb, B-Arch, is Associate Director in Urbanism and Director of ORG New York. Yaacov has recently managed several complex projects such as the 4th Regional Plan for RPA NY and the execution of 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). Kobi is currently managing several ORG projects in among others New York, Ghana and Malawi.
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. Before joining the firm, Kobi was a research fellow at the MIT Center for Advanced Urbanism, specializing in resiliency planning. He also practiced both in architecture and urbanism, in Israel, China and the U.S. He was a lecturer in Urban Design at Northeastern University and a visiting design critic at several architecture and planning schools in the US.