Studio Ben Allen is a multidisciplinary design practice. We undertake a wide range of projects at the intersection of architecture, design and art. Each of our projects has at its core an open collaborative dialogue between participants and disciplines, from concept to production, in order to create unique and engaging spatial sequences.
Studio Ben Allen was founded in 2014 by architect Ben Allen and is built on over 15 years experience collaborating with designers, architects, artists and other creative disciplines. Having studied architecture at the Mackintosh School of Architecture, Ben worked for Fletcher Priest Architects and Jonathan Tuckey Design before moving to Berlin. There he worked at Studio Olafur Eliasson for almost a decade, on projects including Harpa, the Icelandic National Concert Hall, Reykjavik, which won the Mies van der Rohe European Union architecture prize in 2013-14, Your Rainbow Panorama at the Aros Museum, Aarhus. From 2009 he co-founded and collaborated with the collective KWY before relocating to London and founding Studio Ben Allen. Ben has also acted as a studio tutor at Oxford Brookes University and been a guest lecturer and critic at The Mackintosh School of Architecture, the Universität der Künste Berlin, Central Saint Martins and the Royal College of Art.
Omar Ghazal is an architect and project lead at Studio Ben Allen. Having studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, Omar worked with Nigel Coates and more recently Charles Avery for 2 years helping to realise projects including exhibitions and installation works. He has collaborated with the collective S.T.O.R.E. and his drawn works have been widely exhibited and published. He has acted as a guest critic at the AA, Central Saint Martins, Greenwich, CASS and the Bartlett School of Architecture.