Zach Benedict

May 22, 12:00pm - 1:00pm EDT. Hosted at Zoom

part of a series on Purpose


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Zach has dedicated his career to understanding the connection between people and places. As a managing principal at MKM architecture + design, a firm consistently recognized as one of the “Top Healthcare Firms” in the country by Modern Healthcare Magazine, he manages numerous projects ranging from critical access hospitals to public libraries. With an extensive background in urban sociology, he is considered one of the leading voices in the “Lifetime Community” movement, focusing on the socio-economic benefits of age-friendly neighborhoods. Through these efforts, he has lectured internationally on various topics – discussions whose primary focus is to encourage communities to reevaluate the importance of inclusive placemaking. In 2015 the American Institute of Architects (AIA) awarded him with the Young Architect Award in recognition of his work. Additionally, Ball State University’s College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society recognized him with the Alumni Award of Outstanding Achievement - he is the youngest individual to ever receive this award.