Benjamin Imhoff

Benjamin Imhoff

Philadelphia, PA, US

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I am an architect located in Pittsburgh, PA. I recently passed the last of my Registration Exams and will soon be receiving my license. My goal is to design projects that transform the environmental and economic challenges we face into new opportunities for our built environment, our cities, and our society. I believe in the power of architecture and design to unlock new potential for human thought and I want to work with others who feel the same way.


Strada Architecture LLC, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Architectural Designer

I was a team member on a diverse variety of mixed use and higher education projects located in Pittsburgh, Philadelphia and other cities in the eastern United States. The goal was always to serve the clients needs, but to also go beyond them with work that radically transforms and adds to its context.

Sep 2014 - May 2018

McCormick Architects and Designers, Pittsburgh, PA, US, intern architect

I worked on the schematic design, design development and construction documentation phases of multiple building renovation projects on the Pittsburgh area. These were mostly existing multistory urban buildings from the early 20th century in the Cultural District and the Strip District.

Oct 2012 - Aug 2014

Freelance Architectural Designer, Pittsburgh, PA, US, Freelance Architectural Designer

A local non-profit company focused on glass artistry was interested in purchasing an abandoned house along the Penn Avenue corridor and transforming it into a boarding residence and storefront. The first task was to measure and draw the house. Later, I worked with them to produce a design that met their housing needs, created an enjoyable shared living space, and gave the building a fresh and renewed presence on the street.

Jun 2012 - Mar 2013

fisherARCHITECTURE, Pittsburgh, PA, US, intern architect

I created 3d digital models from construction documents for the purpose of visualizations for client meetings, coordination with contractors, and marketing. Also, I constructed a physical model for a design competition, and drafted existing-conditions drawings.

Jun 2011 - Sep 2011

Drake Studio, Pittsburgh, PA, US, intern architect

I worked on design schemes for a residential renovation, and met with the client to discuss design options. For a different project, I constructed a physical model of a house and addition using the digital fabrication lab at my university.

Jun 2010 - Aug 2010

Carpenter Construction, Greensburg, PA, US, construction assistant

For two summers I assisted with on-site construction at several different single-family residential job sites, and at a few occasions I was tasked with drafting as-built drawings of mechanical systems.

Jun 2008 - Aug 2009


Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, US, BArch, Architecture

1st year: initiation, transparencies, compositions
2nd year: perceptual narratives, phenomenology of materials, systems
3rd year: ecologies, transformations
4th year: (de)constructions, comprehensive systems
5th year: urban lab, architecture-as-process

Aug 2007 - May 2012

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