Benjamin Dalton-Brush 2013
Name: Benjamin Dalton-Brush
Title: Senior Project Manager
Company: Richter + Ratner
Location: New York, N.Y.
Place of birth: Tucson, AZ
Family: Wife (Julia), daughter (Lillie Ann, 5)
College: Columbia University
First job unrelated to your current field: Timber-frame and log cabin carpenter and historic preservation specialist for museums and historic homes, including demonstrations on colonial carpentry tools and techniques.
First job in current field: Project manager for custom luxury homebuilding division of U.S. Home/Rutenberg Homes for south Florida market.
What your firm does now and its plans for the future? Established in 1912, R+R has a long heritage of building complex institutional, corporate, boutique, hospitality, retail, and residential projects both new construction and renovations. The firm has entered its second century of quality construction and continues to build upon its position as a renowned construction management firm in the N.Y.C. area.
Hobbies: Current events, Existentialism
Favorite novel: Philosophical, scientific explorations. Heidegger "Being and Time" and Kuhn "The Structure of Scientific Revolutions"
Favorite film: "Cool Hand Luke" 1967
Keys to success: Think outside the box. Don't over analyze problems. Be proactive instead of reactive (but be able to react quickly). Be honest. Have integrity and be proud.
Person(s) you most admire (outside of family): Rafi Kopelan, a five-year old with Epidermolysis Bullosa (EB)
If you had to choose a different profession, what would it be?: Exobiologist or Bering Sea Fisherman
Story ran in the Owners, Developers & Managers / Design-Build section on 03/12/2013