Ben studied at the Manchester School of Architecture where he graduated with distinction. He has been actively involved with teaching alongside practice for over eighteen years, and has taught at Manchester University, Bath University and more recently as a director of architecture, programme leader and senior lecturer at Northumbria University.

Ben worked with Ian Simpson Architects in Manchester before practising as a senior architect at the award winning Fielden Clegg Bradley Architects in Bath. He has designed and delivered multiple award winning projects across a range of scales and sectors from high profile commercial developments to significant cultural projects to small scale residential schemes.