Ben Dawson

Principal, Architectural Designer / Singapore

Ben has over ten years’ experience leading teams to design and deliver large scale, complex projects.

Ben has led numerous aviation projects for Populous including work in France at two major airports, as well as the large $700 million upgrading of Kansai Airport near Osaka, Japan and Clark Airport in the Philippines which opened in mid 2022
and has already been nominated for Prix Versailles Award.

He has extensive onsite experience particularly in South East Asia and has an interest in marrying vernacular design with modern architecture and the latest in sustainable materials and technologies. His passion lies in creating buildings which have international appeal but also nod towards their context.

Ben joined Populous in 2015 and was been based in Kuala Lumpur for much of this time to oversee the design and construction of Phase 1 of the KL Sports City, a world class sports and entertainment hub, which was designed for its local community and completed in time to host the SEA Games in 2017.

Ben is an expert user of Revit and possesses a holistic understanding of BIM.