Idan grew up in an Israeli Kibbutz, rooted in agriculture and communal living. His interest in architecture hinges on the ways it influences social development and well-being. For example, his final school project explored the various opportunities presented by creating a culinary center for both commerce and education in New York’s Lower East Side. Naturally, he prefers to soak up New York’s diverse districts by foot, but he frequently commutes via bicycle, along the paths that parallel the Hudson River.
A surprise from his past: Chocolate was the initial impetus for Idan’s move to New York; he was on the team that opened Max Brenner’s Union Square location