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.


Ball State University

College of Architecture and Planning

Master of Architecture

Bachelor of Architecture

Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design



  • Registered Architect

    • Indiana AR11200057

    • Michigan 1301059736

  • NCARB Certificate No. 73745

  • LEED Accredited Professional, USGBC

  • Registered Interior Designer, RID00492



  • Projects for Public Spaces, National Placemaking Leadership Council

  • Greater Fort Wayne, Inc. Metro Chamber Alliance, Board of Directors

  • Aging & In-Home Services of Northeast Indiana, Board of Directors

  • Ball State University, College of Architecture and Planning, Professional Advisory Council

  • Fort Wayne Museum of Art, Board of Trustees

  • American Institute of Architects, Fort Wayne Chapter, Past Board of Directors

  • Fort Wayne Downtown Improvement District (DID), Past Board of Directors, Chair

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