Growing up in New Jersey, Ben was always interested in functional design, knowing from an early age that he wanted to be an architect. He attended the Rhode Island School of Design, one of the premier architecture schools in the country, receiving both a Bachelors of Architecture and a Bachelors of Fine Arts. His early career focused on developing his residential and small commercial experience, while working for a small firm in New Jersey. This gave him experience in both project development and the business side of architecture.
After following the love of his life to the Pacific Northwest, he began to investigate his longstanding passion for sustainable design and construction. His primary focus is on the life time environmental impacts of buildings, analyzing not only construction practices and materials, but also the energy efficiency of the end product. He is a member of the Construction Committee for his local Habitat for Humanity chapter in Benton County, OR and has designed a Passive House for them.