Benjamin was born in Heidelberg, Germany but grew up just outside of Cardiff. He studied at the Manchester School of Architecture and Westminster University. His studies and research focused upon the design of sustainable buildings within the historic city and rural landscape with an emphasis on interventions into existing buildings. Benjamin graduated in 2013 and went on to work at the Stirling Prize winning practice Stanton Williams.
Whilst at Stanton Williams Benjamin worked on a number of high profile projects. Notably a care home on the banks of the River Thames adjacent to the National Theatre, an office building in Shoreditch reconfiguring an existing 19th Century warehouse and a high end apartment building in Hampstead Heath. Benjamin was also part of the Stanton Williams team that won an invited international architectural competition for the design of the new Museum of London. Located in the vacated Fish and Poultry Market of Smithfield the project involves the transfer of the Museum and its archive from its current home in the Barbican.
Benjamin is interested in an architecture that is contextual and relevant. An architecture that reconnects people with their environment through the careful manipulation of the sensual qualities of light, material and space utilising carefully considered detailing as an expression of craft. Outside of architecture Benjamin is a keen surfer and rugby player with an interest in art and travel.
Benjamin also runs a second year unit at the Welsh School of Architecture with a former colleague from Stanton Williams.