Carmi Bee, FAIA, a graduate of The Cooper Union and Princeton University, is the president of RKTB, a registered architect in New York, New Jersey, and Massachusetts, and an educator as well as practicing architect.

Mr. Bee has been with RKTB since 1965 when he worked as a student intern and became a partner in 1981. He is also Emeritus Professor of Architectural Design at The City College of New York. Mr. Bee is committed to creating environments that serve human needs and develop a sense of historic continuity while respecting the physical and social context. His growing recognition as a leading designer has been distinguished by such projects as the development of the Infill Housing Prototype, OMO Norma Kamali, Turtle Bay Towers, River Rose/Park Rose in Battery Park City, Memphis Downtown, the City Center Theater, and the South Orange Performing Arts Center in New Jersey.

His honors, awards, and professional affiliations include: the John Hejduk Award, The Cooper Union; Distinguished Alumni Award, The Cooper Union; Fellowship Grant, National Endowment for the Arts; Research Grant, National Institute for Architectural Education; Research Fellowship, Princeton University, Center for Urban and Environmental Studies; and The Cooper Union Board of Trustees. Mr. Bee has received many design awards, including: First Honor Award for Design Excellence, National AIA; the Andrew J. Thomas Award for housing design, AIA NY Chapter; and Juror, New Housing New York Design Ideas Competition. He is a member of the New York City Citizens Housing & Planning Council (CHPC) and the AIANY Housing Committee; serves on the Advisory Board for the Consortium for Sustainable Urbanization; is a Board Member of the Castle Hill Center for the Arts in Truro, Massachusetts; and is a former Chair of the Board of Directors of Westbeth Artists' Housing in New York City. 

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