Originally educated at the University of Newcastle, Ben has been involved with all aspects of the art and business of architecture. Ben has a gained extensive and diverse experience within the industry across many areas ranging from small single room extensions to large multi-story mixed use developments. Over the years he has worked on many building typologies such as residential, childcare, retail, office space, hotels, public buildings, industrial developments, aged care and urban design, and approaches all projects with passion and dedication to quality, design, ESD principles and above all ensuring the client achieves their vision.
Prior to founding R(AD), Ben spent two years with CH Architects in Melbourne then moving to Sydney he was project architect at the award-winning Sydney firm, Johnson Pilton Walker, working alongside the likes of Jan Utzon & Richard Johnson. Ben then became a senior architect at Sydney based studio, Haughton Design before moving back to his hometown of Newcastle as project architect at local firm EJE and then, running the Newcastle operations of Cameron Anderson Architects Pty Ltd before founding RAD.
Some notable projects Ben has been intimately involved in are,
+ University of Newcastle Medical Sciences Building West (EJE) (completed 2014)
+ University of Newcastle Union Services shop & student facilities (EJE) (completed 2012)
+ The Australian War Memorial Eastern Precinct Upgrade (JPW) (completed 2011)
+ The Sydney Opera House Western Foyer Upgrade (JPW) (completed 2010)
+ Audi Lighthouse, Sydney (JPW) (completed 2010)
+ Boomworks HQ Warehouse Office Conversion (Haughton Design) (completed 2009)
Over the years Ben has also taken on freelance graphic design projects for various clients and has also been known to dabble in the workshop, up-cycling old furniture and fittings and giving them a new and more relevant life.