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Applied Studies

Benjamin Ball is an architect, designer, and artist. In 2004 he founded Ball-Nogues Studio, a design and fabrication practice where he explores an intersection of public art and architecture. His aim is to make environments that enhance sensation and invite physical engagement by way of craft and new materials. He employs custom digital tools and uses architectural techniques in unorthodox ways. His teaching at SCI-Arc and UCLA leads students through processes of physically making spaces and objects.

Ball grew up in Iowa and Colorado, where he studied environmental design at CU, Boulder. He studied architecture at SCI-Arc. Growing up around theatre led him to later work as an art director in the film industry. As an architect, he logged stints at Gehry Partners and several small boutique firms.

Ball-Nogues has exhibited at the LACMA; MoMA; Guggenheim; PS; Venice Biennale, and Hong Kong|Shenzhen Biennale. In 2007, the studio won MoMA’s Young Architects Program Competition.