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Benjamin Wells

Benjamin Wells

Brooklyn, NY, US

 

About 

Architecture has always mystified me from a young age, and continues to inspire me to this day. Since first discovering architecture as a profession while in middle school, it has been my dream to be able to create architecture of my own to inspire others as many great buildings have for me.

While many of my inspired ideas and designs do come from architecture, I often utilize my background and interests in art, music, photography, and psychology to weave new perspectives for exploration. Architecture to me, is a form of art that demands the highest creativity since you must not only achieve designs of meaning, but also adhere to countless codes, clients, and program requirements. It is within this framework that I find to be the most challenging, but also the most rewarding. 

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Employment 

The Design Alliance, Brooklyn, NY, US, Junior Architect

Under the direction of the architect, I drafted and assembled a complete working drawing set for a Brownstone renovation in the Clinton Hill neighborhood of Brooklyn. I also prepared the necessary drawings and packages to be sent for approval by the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Department of Buildings.

I attended client meetings and made site visits for various projects to take photos and measurements to document existing conditions.

Coordinated and worked with salesmen for materials samples and products for a commercial office project

Dec 2014 - Apr 2015
 

studio vural, New York, NY, US, Junior Designer

Co-developed submission for a design competition, assisted in the production of fabrication drawings, produced floor plans and created a computer model for a private residence renovation.

Drafted detail drawings for built-in millwork units, floor plans, and elevations for a Midtown hotel project, and made regular site visits to monitor the installation and production of millwork units.

Jun 2013 - Dec 2014
 

Thomas Dolan Architects, Oakland, CA, US, Junior Architect

Assisted with the production and preparation of construction documents and schematic design packages. Took part in the design for select projects and regularly attended client meetings. Performed various office duties when needed.

Mar 2008 - Oct 2008
 

San Francisco City Planning Department, San Francisco, CA, US, Planning Department Summer Intern

Tasked with documenting the Union Square district downtown for retail and commercial signage and implementing new design standards for future establishments. Attended various city planning meetings and participated in building permit approval meetings.

Jun 2006 - Aug 2006
 

Education 

Pratt Institute, Brooklyn, NY, US, MArch, Architecture

Aug 2011 - May 2014
 

University of San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, US, Bachelors, Architecture and Community Design

Aug 2004 - May 2008
 

Areas of Specialization 

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