Ralph Bennett is a Principal with Bennett, Frank McCarthy Architects and a Partner with Quorum, LLC, a land-use consulting firm. Bennett is Professor Emeritus of Architecture from the University of Maryland. He was appointed to the Housing Opportunities Commission in 1992 and served as Chair from 1998 to 2002. He is a past President of the Potomac Valley Chapter of the American Institute of Architects. In 2015 he was elevated to the American Institute of Architects College of Fellows. Bennett was guest co-curator of a National Building Museum exhibition entitled “Affordable Housing ~ Designing an American Asset”.