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Ben Rosenblum, Founding Principal

Benjamin Rosenblum, AIA, LEED AP, leads Foundry and is the owner of the building that houses Foundry and Argos Warehouse. He was also the design architect and developer of the renovation of the space and building, completed in the Fall of 2017. Ben is also Principal of the architecture and design firm Ben Rosenblum Studio, and has more than fifteen years experience in the building and design industries, focusing on sustainable design and energy efficiency. Ben studied visual arts, political science, and environmental studies at Oberlin College, received a MArch from the Yale School of Architecture, and an MS in Building Science & Sustainability from UC Berkeley.

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Amber Robson, Co-Manager & Head of Events

Amber Robson manages events at Foundry, including weddings and other celebrations, in collaboration with our partner Argos Warehouse. She has a background in event planning and managing entertainment companies out in Los Angeles. Now, Amber’s back to her home state of New York and co-owns a wedding planning and design company, Pixie Designs. She is very eager to grow Foundry into a one-of-a-kind event space and share her passion with Ithaca.

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Elizabeth Thompson, Co-Manager & Head of Workshops

Designer Elizabeth Thompson, a Philadelphia native, received her BFA from Savannah College of Art and Design majoring in jewelry with an emphasis on the craft of silversmithing. After graduating in 2006 Thompson moved to New York City. Eager to establish a creative workspace with a solid sense of community, Elizabeth opened up FluxWork Studio in 2008. Innovative and truly one of a kind, FluxWork Studio offers a communal workspace for jewelers to work independently side by side. Elizabeth Knight Jewelry was founded shortly after. Thompson moved to Ithaca in 2014 where she opened the store Narrative Space with her partner Mark Zaharis and manages Foundry workshops and coworking spaces.