Owner – Architectural Designer
Benjamin Webster BSc
Ben began his journey into the field of architecture in London, where he studied at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. Here, he cultivated his passion renewable and natural materials through his research into earth, reclaimed timber and bamboo construction methods. This was also where he first learned of biophilic design, and how we can incorporate nature into architecture to improve our wellbeing. He was awarded the 2018 Portfolio Prize for his project ‘The Hatmakers of Bangkok’, and went on to graduate with first class honours in 2019.
Ben first worked with SAWA Architecture in Thailand, working on the construction of a Permaculture Learning Centre for the charity Thai Panacea. Gaining expertise in Permacultural Design and Appropriate Technology, this applied knowledge drove him forward to join the fight in tackling the climate crisis.
We Ecologically Build was established in 2021, bringing together what Ben had learnt with SAWA and through the growing network of ecologically minded designers and thinkers. He invisions WEB to act as the name suggests, and connect more and more individuals and organisations together through design projects and workshops, in a pursuit to spread awareness of what we can do to transform our buildings into sustainable, healthy and beautiful spaces.
With WEB being registered as a business member of Zero Carbon Shropshire, Ben is also an active member of the Working Group for Buildings at ZCS.
Assistant Project Manager – SAWA Architecture
(2019 – 2020)
Supported the build phase of the Permaculture Learning Centre in Thailand, working with the charity Panacea. Trained and led volunteer teams that harvested and fabricated natural building materials from scratch, and built a Sala, and toilet facilities.
Architecture BSc – Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
(2016 – 2019)
Noteable projects: ‘The Hatmakers of Bangkok’ and ‘Terra[Form]’. Awarded the 2018 Portfolio Prize and graduated with First Class Honours.