Ethan Cohen is Director of the City College Architectural Center and an Assistant Professor in the School of Architecture, Urban Design and Landscape Architecture at the City College of New York. He received Bachelor of Arts and Master of Architecture degrees from Yale University and studied urban design at the graduate level at City College. Before joining the Architectural Center in 2000, Ethan worked in both private architectural practice and non-profit community development with a focus on low-income and special needs housing. His private-sector experience includes project management positions with the firms of Ehrenkrantz and Eckstut Architects, Richard Gluckman Architects, and Wormser + Associates Architects in New York City, in addition to freelance commercial and residential commissions.
In the area of community planning, Ethan was instrumental in the establishment of the Yale Urban Design Workshop, a community design clinic in New Haven, Connecticut, while finishing his graduate studies. For the UDW, he served as project manager for the Dwight-Edgewood Community Design Charrette and report. He recently co-authored, with Michael Haverland Architects and Abeles, Preiss, Philips, Shapiro, a feasibility study for an arts-district plan in Old Lyme, Connecticut. From 1990-92, Ethan worked with Hope Housing, a community development corporation in Washington, DC, conducting tenant-organizing and financial development for limited-equity cooperatives and transitional housing projects in the Columbia Heights neighborhood (NW) and far South East Washington.