"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  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.