Registered ArchitectSince graduating from The University of Newcastle with Honors (II), owner and principal of R(AD), Ben Rainsford has been involved with all aspects of the art and business of architecture & design. Ben has extensive experience working in both Sydney & Melbourne in addition to Newcastle.

Ben has held positions as Associate Director at Cameron Anderson Architects in Newcastle, Senior Architect at Haughton Design in Sydney, Project Architect at Johnson Pilton Walker (JPW) in Sydney and Project Architect at EJE Architecture in Newcastle. During this time Ben gained extensive and diverse experience within the industry across many project types ranging from small single room extensions to large multi-story mixed-use developments, office fitouts and public space projects just to name a few.


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)

+ IDC Building Refurbishment, University of Newcastle (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.