Ben joined AWA in 2011, after receiving his Masters degree in Architecture from Tulane University and moving to the west coast.

Ben had an unorthodox start to his architectural career when he was forced to evacuate from New Orleans on his move-in day at Tulane University, in order to avoid the destructive path of Hurricane Katrina. A few months later, Ben returned to Tulane with the unique opportunity to take part in the rebuilding efforts of New Orleans.

His experiences working with those most affected by the destruction of Katrina played a huge role in shaping his understanding of architecture’s role and impact within a community.

Outside of work, Ben can be found on the tennis courts, at the beach, or hiking.