Ben Ashton

Ben Ashton

Singapore, SG



UK ARB registered architect with 9 years professional experience in design and construction documentation in hospitality, retail / leisure, commercial, residential, mixed use and masterplanning.

International experience on projects in the UK, Europe, UAE, Qatar, China and SE Asia.

Hands-on designer with strong conceptual, sketching, 3D, presentation & software skills. 

Strong technical understanding, project management, people management, design management and documentation skills.

Experience of building strong relationships with demanding clients, and good business development skills.


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

École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Lausanne, CH, BArch, Erasmus Foreign Exchange Programme

Sep 2002 - Jun 2003

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