New London Architecture

Benjamin O'Connor


Benjamin O'Connor

Benjamin is a Director of NLA in charge of Galleries, Programme and Events. Benjamin started as Director of NLA at The City Centre in September 2015 developing several new streams of activity including a Learning programme, Exhibitions and Public Events. Shortly after the Lord Mayor opened The City Centre to the public in 2016, Benjamin took on the role as Director of the One City project, a digital platform promoting the best the City has to offer to City workers.

Previously Benjamin was Head of Operations at the Garden Museum which is where he developed his interest and expertise in green infrastructure and public space. Prior to his role at the Garden Museum, Benjamin worked across the museums and heritage sector, including White Cube and Dulwich Picture Gallery. He trained in Fine Art to MA level at Central Saint Martin’s School of Art and Design, has curated a number of exhibitions, been a Features Editor and sits on a number of committees for Cultural Development, Sustainability and Diversity in London.


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Designing cities for increasing temperatures


02 November 2021

Designing cities for increasing temperatures

This webinar will heard from leading experts within the building sector, working on reducing the impact extreme heat changes can have on the wellbeing of its citizens.

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Diversity is a fact: inclusion is an act

Diverse Leaders

26 October 2021

Diversity is a fact: inclusion is an act

NLA director Benjamin O’Connor shares a personal view on diversity issues and the measures being undertaken in-house to try to tackle them

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