For over 25 years, Public Assembly Consultants has provided planning and design consulting services to not-for-profit organizations.

Services include:

  • Master and strategic planning
  • Capital project development
    (programming, work-flow & space analysis,
     site selection, feasibility studies,
    charrettes,  pre-schematic design)
  • Project advocacy and representation
  • Project delivery consulting
  • Design team selection consulting
  • Environmental graphics
  • Grant writing

clients & collaborations





Following several years as a senior consultant at Theatre Projects Consultants,  Ben Boltin  founded Public Assembly Consultants. Since 1995 the firm has provided consulting services to design professionals and organizations in the funding, planning, organization, operation, design and construction of institutional and health care organizations. Over three quarters of the firm’s clients are non-profit community based organizations. The majority of projects are North American, however, the firm also practices in South America, Europe and Asia. Projects range from national performing arts centers to universities to neighborhood health centers. Ben’s work has included over 250,000 square feet of health center space and projects ranging from small interior renovations to cultural arts centers exceeding $250m.


As part of PAC, Ben was a founding member of Theatre Consultants Collaborative, Press 13 / Nick van der Grinten (a graphics studio) and Mavis Pudding Photographers.


As an outreach worker for Volunteers In Service to America (VISTA), Ben became involved in the Community Health Center movement and has spent over twenty years working with health centers throughout the Northeast. Working as a volunteer, staff member and later consultant, he has been active in a broad range of health center operations including: strategic planning, to operations, to infection control, development and compliance and policy analysis.


Ben attended Vassar College and studied planning and design at the Yale School of Drama and School of Architecture. He has co-authored articles for The Journal of Ambulatory Health Care and The Hastings Center Report. He has also served as an adjunct lecturer at the Columbia School of Social Work on health and disability policy.