Ben Adam Architect is an 14-year old firm based in Boerne, Texas. Ben Adam chose to open his own firm in Boerne, Texas in an intentional effort to impact the built environment of this community that he and his ancestors have called home since Boerne’s founding in the 1850s. The firm’s portfolio of work ranges from residential to commercial to industrial, but is best known for the sensitive nature in which his designs complement and enhance this unique community founded by German colonists.
Ben Adam graduated first in his class with a Masters of Architecture from Texas A&M University after achieving undergraduate degrees in both Environmental Design (emphasis on Interior Design and Historic Preservation) and Building Construction. He began his career at Ford, Powell and Carson Architects, a renowned San Antonio firm and has worked at traditional architecture firms, engineering firms, interior design firms, a regional home builder, an international commercial furniture manufacturer and as an adjunct professor at University of Texas at San Antonio.
Ben Adam uses a holistic approach to incorporate traditional craftsmanship of the region, passive solar and green building techniques. He uses a unique combination of knowledge-base and design skills to address and solve a wide range of issues that face the community. Ben Adam designed the first LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certified home for this area which received a Platinum certification. Even with all his innovative designs and excellent craftsmanship, his primary goal is helping a client take an idea and make it a reality.
In his free time, Ben strives to maintain the historic integrity of Boerne while promoting its vitality and growth. He currently serves as Chairman of the Historic Landmark Commission of Boerne and is on the Advisory Committee of Boerne Uniform Developmen Code. He has previously served on the City Hall Advisory Board, the Boerne Library Foundation Board, the Boerne Education Foundation and as Chairman of the Regional/Urban Design Assistance Team (R/UDAT) for Boerne. He put his beliefs into practice by designing his own home in the downtown area that combines urban residential living for his family with an income-producing guest quarters for those who wish to experience firsthand all that Boerne has to see and offer.