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. He also studied stage design under Ming Cho Lee, Michael Yeargan, and Riccardo Hernandez at Yale School of Drama. He has been an artist-in-residence at Everwood Farmstead and guest critic at the University of Minnesota College of Design. In addition to co-leading OHO, he works with Lagom Modular, Lazor/Office, and various theater companies as a freelance stage designer.
"Ben Olsen...is an inventive designer who understands architecture and can bring theatricality to the work"
--Peter Rothstein, artistic director of Theater Latte Da