Ben Paterson, Design Director
BEng(Hons), MIStructE, CEng
Ben is a creative and experienced chartered Engineer with 20 years’ experience working for central London design consultancies. He has worked on a variety of projects which involved complex basement construction and major mixed-use schemes with blue chip clients. He has an ability to unlock projects and complex sites, using the broad and varied experience gained over his 20 year career.
Ben is responsible for design quality across the studio, ensuring a consistent and high level outcome is met on all projects; whilst also delivering timely engineering solutions in line with demanding construction programmes.
Ben is passionate about engineering and the difference it can make to the built environment. Recent experiences have included in depth analysis and delivery of off-site manufactured buildings, carbon reduction through intelligent specification and building design automation.
Bens route into engineering was technical drawing, which he learnt while studying at Marling Grammar School and a design office in the 1990’s, he has developed and built on these detail based skills over the last 20 years and uses this experience to provide technical design support to the studio project teams.
Outside the studio Ben has a young family, which keeps him busy. Spare time is spent on the golf course, in his camper van or wearing a pair of ski’s, depending on the season.
Favourite Building: Chrysler Building, New York
Favourite Quote: “What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger”