In his role as Design Manager, Ben focuses on a wide range of education design and campus master planning projects. He is primarily involved in the early phases of design, meeting with clients and users to understand their needs, and develop concepts into beautiful, highly functional campus facilities. Ben is drawn to education/campus design because it is one of the most broadly encompassing fields of design—one day he might be designing a new basketball arena, and the next day a residence hall or science building.

Ben’s role typically involves conceptual design, campus master planning and building planning. He believes excellent client service is “providing what clients want, but also offering knowledge of national education trends to help fulfill needs that clients might not see at the project’s outset.” Ben enjoys projects with challenging site conditions because he feels that “great design is often inspired by creative solutions to challenges.”

Ben joined ESa in 2006, after earning his Bachelor of Architecture from the University of Tennessee (as a member of the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society). In his personal time, Ben enjoys cycling, backpacking and skiing.