Ben Ashton

Ben Ashton

Abu Dhabi, AE



Senior architect / design manager with 16 years experience designing high-quality projects with leading design firms in the UK, Middle East and Singapore.

Specialist in large scale mixed-use projects including, Retail / Entertainment, Theatres, Cinemas, Hotels, Transport, Education, Healthcare and Residential.



Aedas, Singapore, SG, Senior Architect

Conceptual design of metro, airport, retail, mixed-use, and residential schemes in South East Asia.
Preparing commercial proposals and client presentations.

Oct 2010 - current

Aedas, Dubai and Qatar, Architect

Design, documentation and coordination of US$ 1billion+ mixed-use schemes in the UAE and Qatar. Leading a team of 5-10 architects and drafters.

Sep 2008 - Sep 2010

Forge Architects, London, GB, Project Architect

Design, construction documentation, planning and building control submissions and site supervision of US$2-15 Million residential projects in London.

May 2007 - Aug 2008

RTKL Associates Inc., London, GB, Architectural Designer

Design team for concept and scheme design of large scale mixed-use, retail, hotel, residential and masterplanning projects in Europe, Middle East and China.

Aug 2004 - May 2007

RTKL Associates Inc., London, GB, Architectural Intern

Concept & schematic design for a retail/ entertainment centre in France. Masterplanning & mixed use concepts & competitions.

Aug 2001 - Aug 2002


University of Westminster, London, Masters, RIBA Part 3 / Masters in Professional Practice in Architecture

Business Administration, Project Management, Construction Law,

Oct 2005 - Aug 2007

Newcastle University, Newcastle, GB, BArch, RIBA Part 2 / Bachelor of Architecture with honours

Sep 2003 - Jun 2004

Newcastle University, Newcastle, GB, BArch, RIBA Part 1 / Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Architecture

Sep 1998 - Jun 2001


MICA Gateway Building, Baltimore, USA, 1st Place

1st Prize competition entry for US$32M mixed use building comprising student residences, art gallery, theatre and bar, forming a gateway to the campus of Maryland Institute College of Art. Role: Design team including Rhino concept model.


Areas of Specialization