Benjamin Griffin

Benjamin Griffin

Honolulu, HI, US



Committed to creating intriguing spaces through the eyes of each end user, Ben Griffin focuses his gaze toward the future of design. Griffin finds inspiration in all things innovative, and his process is impacted by contemporary art, music, fashion, and quality craftsmanship. “I’m always trying to create the newest experience through my designs, ones that are edgy yet timeless.”

Ben Griffin grew up in Connecticut, influenced by his mother, who as an artist herself, challenged him to be a creative problem solver. He attended New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT) where he explored architectural concepts derived from his artistic process. He graduated on the honor roll with a bachelor’s degree in Architecture. Since then he has worked in several firms across the country, alongside exceptional mentors who have helped mold him into a well-rounded designer. New Jersey- C+C Architecture, New York City- BBB Architects, and most recently Hawaii- AHL.

AHL has given Ben Griffin the opportunity to elevate the standard of architectural visualizations presented to the clients. He takes pride in the quality and efficiency his team continues to deliver. “Beautiful work! And in such a short amount of time! You’ve exceeded our expectations.” -client testimony


Architects Hawaii, Ltd., Honolulu, HI, US, Designer

In the past five years, I have been collaborating with my team to deliver high quality services to clients primarily in the hospitality, retail, and commercial sector. I have taken on many roles at AHL but have always been consistently the go-to person for design and visualizations. I’ve been fortunate enough to have been part of AIA award winning projects as well as numerous community development pro bono projects.

Apr 2014 - current

BBB Architects, New York, NY, US, Designer / Construction Administrator

I joined BBB Architects at the tail end of the 2 billion dollar Madison Square Garden renovation, I was tasked with working with Turner Construction in the field to solve complex construction issues. While closing out the project, I was able to showcase my creativity by producing interior solutions for the additional scope being added to the arena.

Nov 2012 - Apr 2014

C+C Architecture, Newark, NJ, US, Entry Level Architect

While attending New Jersey Institute of Technology, My professor offered me a design position at his downtown Newark office where I first assembled construction documents by modelling and drafting low to midrise residential projects.

May 2010 - Nov 2012


New Jersey Institute of Technology (NJIT), Newark, NJ, US, BArch, Architecture

Studios 1-10, History of Architecture 1-4, Building Systems 1-8.

I viewed my five year program as an explorative experience. I had a passion for uncovering my personal artistic process and applying it to architecture. Combining hand drawings, software, and life sized physical models to help me stand out amongst my peers as a unique creative leader in my program.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


Pacific Business News - 40 Under 40, Award

I was honored to hear that Architects Hawaii nominated me for this award, and later ecstatic when I heard that I would be part of Pacific Business News '40 under 40' class of 2018. The nomination letter is best summed up by this quote:

"Being an outstanding designer only scratches the surface of what drives and inspires Ben’s personal and professional lives. Through design, he is committed to improving communities, here and elsewhere, by sharing his talents and passions and lifting up others who are striving to do the same."


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