Ben Weiss

As a student of architecture, Ben has come to realize an intense connection exists between people and place, reinforced by an aptitude of the built environment to shape experience. Growing up on a small farm in Vegreville, Alberta,Ben familiarized himself with the Albertan vernacular and development rends; trends which have led to the negligence of many truly distinct structures in favor of modern and cost-effective building methods.

Ben is currently in his final year of the Masters of Architecture program at Dalhousie University, and completed an 8 month co-op work term with newstudio architecture in 2015.

Ben believes that a new opportunity exists in Alberta to reclaim and re-inform significant built heritage through education, conservation and adaptive reuse strategization.