Ben Mengden

Ben Mengden

Houston, TX, US



Design | Planning | GIS

Inventive problem seeker and solver utilizing informative, powerful design tools throughout the scale spectrum. 

I have 9+ years experience using GIS, 7+ years using CAD tools, 6+ years using 3D modeling and visualization tools, years of database experience, years of combined technical production experience (printmaking, digital fabrication, CNC, product design, graphic design, photography, digital publication, house remodeling, factory assembly line). 

I have years of planning experience (development, location opportunity analysis, geodesign, site analysis, environmental opportunity analysis, local and regional water resource, green infrastructure, Low Impact Design).

I have years of design experience from objects to habitable spaces to urban landscapes. I have worked directly with clients to deliver desired results as well as collaboratively with other designers and professionals to achieve effective solutions.

I am interested in using DESIGN, GIS, and PLANNING in an effort to improve the spaces we live in locally and globally. I am interested in problem solving practices at the site specific, individual person scale up to the principles at the city wide, community of people scale.



HOK, Houston, TX, US, Designer + Consultant

Designer and Consultant - my roles ranged from:
1) Consultant to the client determining needs and possible solutions concerning their real estate portfolio and architecture needs.
2) Designer roles including:
a) Coordinater with broader design team entities
b) Designer at multi-scale (entire site to detail) and multi-phase (from pre-project to CD)
c) Leadership role (e.g. for Site related concerns, QAQC mechanism and format, BIM point person)
d) Planner and Pre-Designer establishing early project design parameters and solutions

Oct 2013 - Jul 2016


The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, US, MArch, Architecture

Sep 2007 - Dec 2011

Areas of Specialization 


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