Ben Gist

Associate Principal

A registered architect with 18 years of experience, Ben is a skilled manager and designer specializing in urban, multifamily and student housing, and mixed-use buildings. He is deft with early feasibility studies and program analysis, and brings creative problem solving to all phases of design and construction. As project manager, he ensures efficient progress through thoughtful communications, forging strong team relationships with clients, consultants, contractors and peers. Ben excels at partnering with the contractor and client on complex design-build projects, ensuring the smooth incorporation of myriad details and participants to create a shared vision early in the design process.


  • Montana State University — Master of Architecture


  • AIA Northwest and Pacific Region, Past Regional Associate Director
  • AIA Seattle Board of Directors, Past Associate Director
  • AIA Seattle Housing Task Force, Member
  • AIA Seattle Open House Committee, Past Member
  • Design Build Institute of America (DBIA), Member
  • Downtown Seattle Association Family Friendly Downtown Taskforce
  • Montana State University School of Architecture Advisory Council, Past Member
  • New Rainier Vista Community Design Review, Past Board Member