Benjamin Olsen is a designer working in architecture and stage design.
He co-founded Office Hughes Olsen (OHO), a broadminded design practice that focuses on architectural projects large and small. From research-driven inquiries to realized designs our work strives for simplicity, economy, and beauty. We approach both conceptualization and construction with rigor and curiosity. Issues of local and global significance, investigated through architectural analysis, inform our practices and partnerships.
Benjamin holds a Bachelor of Arts from St. Olaf College and a Master of Architecture degree from Yale School of Architecture where he was the DMSAS Travel Fellow and a Greenberg World Fellow Liaison. He has been an artist-in-residence at Everwood Farmstead and guest critic at the University of Minnesota College of Design. In addition to founding OHO, he works with Lazor/Office as a project designer and at various theater companies as a freelance stage designer. Upcoming work includes the world premier of "Twelve Angry Men" at Theater Latte Da.