BAS, BArch, ANZIA, Registered Architect
A graduate of the University of Auckland, Ben joined RTA Studio in 2005, after seven years overseas working for practices in London and Melbourne. Ben became an associate in 2007 and in 2018 became a company director for the practice.
Ben has extensive experience on projects of varying scale, budget, construction and procurement type. He has an appreciation of the different skills required when dealing with commercial and institutional projects and understands the importance of establishing good working relationships to bring about great results in design, documentation and construction.
A specialist in institutional projects, Ben has helped develop and lead RTA's specialist Education Team, which has been recognised internationally for their recent school projects. Ben has a proven track record as the ‘centre of the wheel’ person on numerous jobs. He listens, facilitates or coordinates and leads.
He plays key roles in management of staff, systems and projects. A registered architect, he is an associate member of the NZIA. Beyond the practice, Ben is a member of the Society of Construction Law, SCL(NZ), the New Zealand Institute of Architects (NZIA) Joint Contracts Committee and is a member (and former National Committee member) of Learning Environments New Zealand (LENZ).