Ben Ricketts

Ben Ricketts

BA Architecture and Planning, Dip Arch, RIBA


Ben is a Chartered Architect with over ten years of practice experience primarily in the South West but extending to jobs around the world.

Ben joined Kay Elliott in 2014 after seven years at his previous practice where he had forged a role as their housing and student accommodation specialist, delivering large-scale projects up £19 million in value.

Ben’s experience extends across a wide range of sectors including leisure, performing arts, care homes, student housing, residential, commercial, and urban planning projects. In addition, he has extensive experience within the education sector, having helped to deliver a range of projects including a new 400 pupil primary school and a Library and Information Centre during which time he developed his proficiency in sustainable environmental control strategies.

Since joining Kay Elliott he has continued to employ his expertise in housing, urban design and refurbishment projects whilst also working on high profile visitor attractions in locations such as London, Dubai, Beijing and Berlin. He has been instrumental in developing the architectural design of the new attraction product ‘Little Big City’ which opened in Berlin 2017. He has also delivered a new ranger’s hub for the National Trust on the North Devon coast.

Creativity, fun and dedication define what we do as a practice. Few practices give designers at every level the opportunity to work on such diverse and interesting projects. The nature and variety of our work demands imagination and initiative.

Our dedicated studio of over 35 is a place where innovation flourishes, with designers united by a passion to create exceptional spaces. Where we work stimulates and inspires us. Devon offers a unique balanced lifestyle and working environment. If you believe you have something special too, we want to hear from you.

We enjoy excellent relationships with practices around the world, enabling us to manage large and complex projects. If you believe we could work well together, we want to hear from you.

If you are a client that would benefit from inspiration and innovation, informed by financial understanding, we would be delighted to hear from you too.