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Ben is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Architecture & the Built Environment at Northumbria University. He is an active designer, researcher and maker with specialisms in spatial/furniture design, exhibition-making and modular construction. He has a broad range of design work with an extensive portfolio of realised projects. 

Prior to joining Northumbria in 2020, Ben founded Jardine Couture Ltd, which operated for 15 years in the UK and Europe providing design and production for furniture and spatial projects. The company undertook work with national museums and numerous blue chip organisations.

Ben has ongoing involvement as a Director of 3rdSpace (Sawhorse Ltd), set up in 2010, creating modular buildings and studios based on the innovative 3rdSpace Modular system. Their work has been widely featured in notable publications, including Wall Street Journal, Elle Decoration and recently 'New Work, New Workspaces' by RIBA Publications.
As part of ongoing development at Northumbria, Ben has recently gained Associate Fellowship of the Higher Education Authority, and is a committee-member of the departmental Research & Knowledge Exchange group. 

Research interests

Ben’s research interests centre around design in the built environment; covering digital & spatial exhibition environments, intersections of art & architectural space, and modular construction.
As a practicing designer with a broad portfolio of realised works, his research specialisms draw upon practice-based methodologies. His work has been included in a number of online and print publications. 

Education/Academic qualification

Architecture, BA (Hons), Interior Architecture & Design BA (Hons), Nottingham Trent University

1 Sept 200030 Jun 2004

Award Date: 30 Jun 2004

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