Benjamin Hawley

Job Captain

Ben joined BVH in July of 2022. Originally from Birmingham, Alabama, Ben earned his Bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Berry College, a small liberal arts college in northwest Georgia. After graduation, he moved to Atlanta for three years where he worked as a drafter and historic researcher for a small firm that specialized in adaptive reuse. Seeking a change of scenery and a more formal architectural education, Ben matriculated at CU Denver in 2019 where he graduated in May of 2023 with his Masters in Architecture.

Ben’s background in anthropology and history influences his approach to architecture. His love for architecture is fueled by how it tests his creative and critical thinking—touching on all of his subjects of interest: human behavior, culture, material culture, art, and artifacts.

Outside of the studio, Ben enjoys hiking and camping with his wife, Emily, and dog, Smokey. You’ll also find Ben reading, watching TV, sports, and movies, playing video games, tending to his plants, and spending time with his family.

What is your favorite place you have visited?
Favorite place I have visited is a tough question because I have been very fortunate to have traveled to a number of places. Internationally, I would say Ireland or Tanzania. Domestically, I would say Glacier National Park or New Orleans.

What is your favorite building or who is your favorite architect and why?
I could not tell you what my absolute favorite building is, but one of my favorites is the Mausoleum of Santa Costanza in Rome.

What inspires you?
As a result of watching lots of sports, teamwork inspires me. I love watching human beings function as a unit to meet goals, contributing to something bigger than themselves, as a result of discipline, preparation, and listening etc.

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