Originally from Southern California, Ben’s exposure to design, engineering, and fabrication in his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley led to a position at Lundberg Design
, a design/build architecture firm in San Francisco. Having honed metal and wood fabrication skills, he then moved to Los Angeles to pursue large scale digital fabrication as a project manager with Ball Nogues Studio
. Following this, he worked as a structural engineer at NOUS engineering
, before entering a Master’s of Science program in Civil Engineering at MIT.
There, he was awarded a NASA Space Technology Research Fellowship NSTRF
, which allowed him to focus on advanced structural concepts and robotic assembly systems. After completing his SM
, he began his doctoral studies at the Center for Bits and Atoms
, advised by Prof. Neil Gershenfeld.
He is currently living in Seattle, WA with his wife and dog Yoko
, and is developing a start-up to commercialize lattice production based on the technologies developed at MIT.