B. Design (Architecture)
Ben joined Carter Williamson in 2013 and holds a Master of Architecture, and a Bachelor of Design in Architecture from the University of Technology Sydney. A later in life career change, prior to studying design Ben had over a decade’s experience in streamlining business processes for major companies across the Asia Pacific.
With a keen interest in understanding the way in which we interact with our surrounds, Ben has a strong belief that design can affect change in not just the individual but the populous it surrounds in general. It was after a trip through Europe in 2008 and seeing the way different people lived in the built environment that his love of Architecture blossomed and became the driving point for him to swap the desk job for a case full of sharp 2H pencils.
Ben was awarded the 2019 Australian Institute of Architects Dulux Study Tour Prize alongside Carly McMahon, Jennifer McMaster, Phillip Nielsen, and Alix Smith. The winners visited three cities in Europe – Copenhagen, London and Lisbon – to experience first hand some of the world’s best architectural sites and meet global leaders of the profession.
Recipient of a 2014 Byera Hadley Travelling Scholarship, Ben went to New York for his research into the role of architects and citizens in city making.
Ben was awarded First Degree Graduate of the Year Prize (UTS), and the William Edmund Kemp Memorial Prize for obtaining the highest weighted average mark over all subjects Bachelor of Design in Architecture course.
Continuing his association with UTS, Ben is a Casual Academic in the School of Architecture.
His interest in photography has led to an appreciation of the role light plays in design. Ben is a fan of minimalist arrangement and finds beauty in the negative space.