Benjamin Tillman

Benjamin Tillman

Lawrence, KS, US



I am a creative and imaginative designer driven by my passion for learning new skills and methods. I enjoy experimenting with the ways that I work and the tools that I use to in order to find more effective ways to design. My ability to quickly adapt to new work flows and ideas, mixed with my innate curiosity, help to make me a strong team worker, while my powerful design skills and imagination give me the ability to work well as an individual.

I am newly graduated from the University of Kansas, where I received a Masters degree in Architecture. I have a strong set of technical skills and a passion for research-based sustainable design, in addition to graphic design and web design.

I am actively seeking employment with an innovative and imaginative design firm that can push my skills and feed my curiosity.


The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, US, MArch, Architecture

An in-depth program of studies that involved a strong focus on advanced design skills, sustainable practices, research-based design, and even basic studies in graphic design, web design and illustration. An emphasis was placed on technical and presentation skills as well.

My graduate studio was a year-long program led by Kansas City's El Dorado Architects. The studio was focused on design solutions on a community scale, creating innovative and elegant designs in the urban environment. The second semester revolved around studying the impact of the interstate highway cutting through urban neighborhoods, then designing large-scale interventions to transform a former blight into a benefit. Our final exhibition, titled UNDER.ON.GONE., was publicly presented to the surrounding community in an effort to provide insight and provoke conversations on the issues at hand. The AIA Central States Region honored the exhibition with the Award for Excellence in Master Planning/Urban Design.

Aug 2006 - May 2011


AIA Central States Region - Award for Excellence in Master Planning/Urban Design, Award

An award honoring the in-depth research and innovative design solutions to the issues brought about by the interstate highway cutting through the urban environment.


Kansas Honor Scholar, Award

An award from the University of Kansas for excellence in academics.


ACT Award for Excellence, Award

Award honoring a cumulative score of 33 out of 36 in the ACT college entrance exam.


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