40 Under 40

AIASC congratulates Benjamin Ward, AIA
Citizen Architect

BS, Design, Clemson University; MArch, North Carolina State University


  • Promoted to Associate within two years of joining the firm.
  • Emerging Professionals Director, Vice President, and President (since 2013); Emerging Professional Award (2016), AIA Grand Strand.
  • Elected Young Architect Regional Director (South Atlantic) by AIA South Carolina.
  • Participant, Leadership Academy; Presidential Citation for Chapter Service, AIA South Carolina (2014)


  • Registered Safety Assessment Program Evaluator; enlisted in South Carolina State Guard to help assess structures for FEMA assistance after Hurricane Matthew (2016)
  • Advisory Board Member, Georgetown County (S.C.) Chamber Young Professionals; Founding Board Member, Architecture for Humanity – Charlotte.
  • U.S. Green Building Council
  • AIASC State Conference Chair (2013); State Board Member (2012-2013).

Off the Clock

  • Has a collection of 50 vintage writing instruments; favorite: 1946 Parker 51.
  • Hiking, bicycling, fishing, camping, kayaking (was an Eagle Scout).
  • Caring for Goose, a rescued Bluetick Coonhound, with wife, Johanna.

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