Lecture: Timur Galen in conversation with Dean Ponce de Leon
We Are the Context
Timur is the global co-head of Corporate Services and Real Estate for Goldman Sachs. He joined Goldman Sachs as a vice president in 2002, was named managing director in 2003 and partner in 2008. Prior to joining the firm, Timur worked as an executive with The Walt Disney Company and Reichman International. He is a registered architect, having completed his design apprenticeship with Pritzker Prize winners Robert Venturi and Fumihiko Maki. Timur is a trustee and executive member of the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art, the Alliance for Downtown New York and the Regional Plan Association. He serves as vice chair of the Downtown Lower Manhattan Association and chair of the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. Timur is also a member of the board of managers of Haverford College and the US Department of State’s Overseas Building Operations Industry Advisory Group. He is a founding director of the Forum for Urban Design and a special advisor to the New York Public Library. Timur earned a BA in Physics from Haverford College in 1978 and a Master of Architecture and Master of Civil and Urban Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania in 1984. He was a Henry Luce Foundation Research Fellow at Tokyo University in 1982 and 1983.