Benjamin Wells

Benjamin Wells

Cypress, CA, US



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. 


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

Co-developed submission for multiple design competitions, 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 - May 2015

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


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

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