Ben Richards
  • Registrations and Certifications: AIA, LEED AP
  • Education: University of Cincinnati / 1989 / BArch
  • 28 Years with Champlin
  • 3 Years Prior Experience


Ben Richards, AIA, LEED AP

One of the critical attributes of an active leader is their ability to teach and model a path for their people. It’s no wonder that Ben, Champlin’s CEO, exemplifies leadership for his team from his areas of architectural expertise to his personal life. We think Ben’s passion for sharing knowledge and creating positive experiences is why he developed an expertise in building renovations and rehabilitation, classroom design, contemporary worship design, and auditorium theater design. Plus, Ben loves a good challenge.

Ben uses his extensive experience to see each project through from conceptualization to construction. His commitment to achieving the client’s vision is evident through his clear communication and hands-on involvement from project kick-off to closeout and beyond. His success at maintaining client relationships comes from being proactive in his design approach and a leader of the project process. With his work on new construction, historic preservation, rehabilitation, adaptive re-use, and modernization of existing buildings, Ben builds successful client relationships with a range of owners.

Of course, he finds time to participate in events outside of work. Ben is a member of AIA Cincinnati and the Society for College and University Planning. Actively involved in the community and at his church, Ben spends his free time volunteering alongside his family, and occasionally sneaking in a round of golf.

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