Benjamin Fields, AIA, LEED AP BD+C

Project Architect

I believe that architecture responds to the spirit of the place, the zeitgeist. I believe the community is a large part of that spirit, they help define what a building wants to be and what it should be. They are the social context for all our work. As a Project Architect, I work within project boundaries to refine and clarify the design of a project to the fullest extent possible. I work to sharpen the design focus of the project team and pull the concept and design ideals into every aspect of the project, no matter how small. I aspire to create space that enhances the daily life of students, families, teachers, and community members. My goal to leave a positive legacy of engagement and beauty with every client.

My faith plays a large role in my approach to architecture and I believe that designing is an act of worship. I believe that it is a reflection of our true nature and that through the act of creating beauty in architecture I am imaging and worshiping God through my work. I also believe that the interaction between humans and the built environment is never a passive event. It is my hope that the work we do at McGranahan will provide a positive experience for every user of every space, every day.

EDUCATION

Master of Architecture, Washington State University
Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Washington State University
Associates in Architecture, Lower Columbia College
Licensed Architect; Washington

CERTIFICATIONS

LEED AP BD+C
Building Condition Assessment