Benjamin Kolder

Benjamin Kolder

Los Angeles, CA, US



Benjamin Kolder is a student at the University of Kentucky College of Design where he recently earned his Bachelors degree in Architecture under Dean Michael Speaks. He has participated in design studios & workshops in Kentucky, Ohio, the Netherlands and Taiwan. Benjamin currently interns for Ben van Berkel and Caroline Bos with UNStudio in Amsterdam.



UNStudio, Amsterdam, NL, Architecture Trainee

- Participating in the design process of multiple projects in all phases (competition, concept design, schematic design, design development).
- Developing parametric scripts for various project components (ex): facade scripts with set panel/tile types ready for fabrication.
- Preparing and fabricating physical models for project studies and final presentation.
- Producing diagrams and presentation drawings.
- Producing internal renderings.
- Participating in team meetings and design discussions.

Jun 2013 - May 2014

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, Fabrication Assistant

- Overseeing and maintaining the workshop and digital fabrication lab in the College of Design.
- Maintaining shop equipment to handle both large and small constructions.
- Assisting students with shop machinery, digital file preparation, and fabrication advice.

Aug 2012 - May 2013

OMA, New York, NY, US, Extern

- Two-week externship (UK Spring Break Practice Previous program).
- Participated in schematic design, design development, and model-making.

Mar 2012 - Mar 2012


University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, CA, US, MArch, Architecture

May 2014 - current

University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY, US, BArch, Architecture

Aug 2009 - May 2013

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