Ben Kaiser is originally from the Midwest, where he began his career in architecture and construction as a carpenter’s assistant in Cleveland, Ohio. Ben went on to attend the Rhode Island School of Design, where he earned a Bachelor of Architecture Degree and his B.F.A. Alongside his studies, he continued on in the construction trades as well. He became a registered architect in 1992 and moved to Portland a year later.
Ben is owner and principal of Kaiser Group, Inc. and PATH Architecture, Inc. Kaiser Group was founded in 2000 in Portland, with a focus on commercial and residential renovation and new construction. PATH followed in 2005, committed to offering the highest level of conceptual design and to creating timeless modern works of lasting value. Both PATH and Kaiser Group have received numerous awards from the American Institute of Architects and governmental entities for projects completed. Both firms stress the importance of sustainability in design and construction. Ben currently sits on the Portland Design Commission, which is tasked with overseeing the myriad of zoning, design, and planning issues within the City of Portland.