Visiting Artist

Ben Duarte

"I'm driven by the connections made between relative physical materials and the geometric space they imply. The form comes about in a process of simplification towards an integrally honest structure. This form becomes a sentence that conveys a statement with joinery rather than words."

Ben Duarte is a versatile builder living in Brooklyn. He holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute [2009] and was awarded the Presidential Merit Scholarship. While studying, he worked at Pratt's various shops as a technician and assistant to woodworking and welding classes.

Since leaving school, he has worked as a metal fabricator, junior architect, interior designer, furniture designer, and project manager. He currently works as project manager for Situ Fabrication, while continuing to build and design his own projects.

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