The leadership of RB+B Architects, Inc. is pleased to promote Ben Basalay, AIA, LEED AP to Senior Associate.
Ben joined RB+B in 2000 and is a highly skilled Senior Project Manager for RB+B’s K-12 and Craft Brewery markets. Ben is currently overseeing construction administration of two new hundred-million-dollar middle school/high school projects for Poudre School District—one located in Wellington and the other in Timnath. Both are scheduled to open later this year.
Throughout his tenure at RB+B, Ben has managed numerous projects, including Boulder Valley School District’s Emerald Elementary School (Net-Zero Ready) and multiple projects for Odell Brewing Company since the firm began working with the local brewing icon in 2008. Between 2010 and 2016, Ben successfully managed more than a dozen improvement projects to elementary schools throughout Poudre School District. He has also served as Project Manager for the renovation to the historic Tivoli Brewing Company (Denver), Wibby Brewing (Longmont), Red Truck Brewing (Fort Collins), Intersect Brewing (Fort Collins), as well as the Ramskeller located in Lory Student Center at Colorado State University. His clients continually praise him for his thorough attention to detail and desire to go above and beyond for the success of a project.
“Ben’s superpower is his impeccable example; he is the first to volunteer to share his time and talents, listens more than he speaks, actively seeks a better way of doing things, does whatever it takes to meet obligations, and does it all with bottomless calm, humility, and good humor. We could not ask for a better role model for our junior staff, for a better ambassador for our firm, nor for a better business partner as he now moves into a well-deserved position of ownership,” says Matt Arabasz, Principal in the firm.
Ben received his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies in 1998 from Southern Illinois University at Carbondale and is a licensed Architect in Colorado. He is a member of the American Institute of Architects and has been a speaker at the National Craft Brewers’ Conference in collaboration with Odell Brewing Company. Outside the office, Ben serves his community as an “on-call” Wildland Firefighter for the Larimer County Sheriff’s Office Emergency Services Division. He also volunteers as a youth hockey coach for his children’s teams.
About RB+B Architects: RB+B Architects is a team of 29 passionate detailers, problem solvers, artists and planners who develop creative solutions for architectural challenges for the built environment. With a single office in Fort Collins, the firm has helped numerous clients throughout the region design beautifully functional and sustainable spaces that enhance the community, specifically in the education, commercial, and craft brewing sectors. The firm has been serving clients in Colorado, Wyoming and Nebraska for over 60 years.