Zachary Benedict, AIA, LEED AP, Principal

Zach Benedict's career has had a strong emphasis on the connection between people and places. While managing the firm’s research initiative, he directs the firm’s community health work and dedicates his time in understating how design can impact the well-being of people of all ages and abilities. Zach’s work covers a wide variety of building types, ranging from public libraries to behavioral health facilities. As a leading figure in the “Lifetime Community” movement, Zach publishes and speaks internationally on the importance of placemaking and inclusive design. In acknowledgment of his work, the American Institute of Architects (AIA) recognized him with the “Young Architect Award.” Additionally, Ball State University's College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society recognized him with the “Alumni Award of Outstanding Achievement.” He is the youngest individual to ever receive this award.

Contact Zach: zbenedict (at)

Select Projects
Cameron Memoria
Community Hospital
La Porte County Public Library
Bloomington LCD
Lifetime Community District
Heritage of Fort Wayne
North Manchester Comprehensive Plan
Westminster Village Muncie
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