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Ben Pennell

Visiting Assistant Professor of Practice

Ben Pennell is an independent practicing architectural designer and adjunct instructor at Virginia Tech. He graduated from Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo in 2015, and in 2019 received his Masters Degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Design. 

His interests include figurative form and symbolism, as well as digital fabrication in contemporary architecture. His designs persist across multiple scales, regions, and what a historian would have called “iconological programs.”


ARCH 4044: Professional Practice
ARCH 3016: Architecture

House in South Dakota
House in Modesto


MA in Architecture, Harvard GSD

B.Arch, Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo