Ben views his role as architect in the broadest sense, as a steward of the built environment. He aspires to an artistry of building, where craftsmanship and a love of detail inform every aspect of the design concept. Ben is known as a consensus builder and strong team leader, and his spirit of creative problem solving has earned him global leadership roles at Gensler. He currently leads a diverse group focused on the typologies of hospitality, mixed-use, residential, office, and civic/cultural design. Ben regularly participates in design reviews at local schools, and presents frequently at conferences. He has been honored twice with “40 Under 40” awards, and holds a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and a Masters of Architecture from Columbia University.