Ball-Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice operating in a territory between architecture, art and industrial design, led by Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues. Their work is informed by the exploration of craft. Essential to each project is the "design" of the production process itself, with the aim of creating environments that enhance sensation, generate spectacle and invite physical engagement. 


The Studio has exhibited at major institutions, including the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles; the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Guggenheim Museum; PS1; the Los Angeles County Museum of Art; the Venice Biennale; the Hong Kong | Shenzhen Biennale; and the Beijing Biennale. They have received numerous honors including three American Institute of Architects Design Awards, United States Artists Target Fellowships and a grant from the Graham Foundation for Advanced Studies in the Fine Arts. In 2007, the Studio was the winner of the Museum of Modern Art PS1 Young Architects Program Competition and their work is part of the permanent collections of both MoMA and LACMA.  In 2011, they were one of the Architectural League of New York’s Emerging Voices and, in 2014, they were finalists for the Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize. Benjamin and Gaston have taught in the graduate architecture programs at SCI-Arc, UCLA, and USC. Their work has appeared in a variety of publications including The New York Times, Los Angeles Times, The Guardian, Architectural Record, Artforum, Icon, Log, Architectural Digest, Mark and Sculpture.


The Studio is currently working on permanent public commissions for Fort Dodge Middle School, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, Iowa State University, Chicago Transit Damen Station, San Diego Airport T2 Parking Plaza, Los Angeles METRO, and Sound Transit Bellevue Station.




FABRICATE conference and publication finalist - Healing Pavilion



Architect Magazine R&D Award, winner First Award - Pulp Pavilion

Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network Year in Review Finalist - Air Garden


Nomination and finalist for Mies Crown Hall Americas Prize, Emerging Architecture - Maximilian’s Schell



The Select Ten, Metropolis Magazine

Edmonton Urban Design Award, Fragments Category - Talus Dome


Fast Company Innovation by Design Award Finalist, Spaces - Yucca Crater


Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network Year in Review Finalist – Yucca Crater


Work acquired by Los Angeles County Museum of Art permanent collection


Americans for the Arts, Public Art Network Year in Review Finalist – Table Cloth, Cradle


Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Awards Finalist – Built to Wear, Table Cloth


Los Angeles AIA Design Award, Merit – Table Cloth


Shenzhen Hong Kong Biennale, Innovation Award, Built to Wear


UCLA Arts Initiative Grant


Graham Foundation Exhibition Grant, Life Cycle Design in Temporary Spatial Installation through Cross Manufacturing.


California Home and Design Magazine, 10 to Watch


United States Artists Target Fellowship


Otis College of Art and Design, O Award and Grant


Museum of Modern Art  P.S.1., Young Architects Program – Winner


Los Angeles AIA Design Award, Citation – Rip Curl Canyon


Interior Design Magazine Best of Year Award – Rip Curl Canyon


Durfee Foundation, Artist’s Resource for Completion Grant


Los Angeles AIA Design Award, Honor Award – Maximilian’s Schell 


I.D. Magazine Annual Design Review, Best of Category: Environments – Maximilian’s Schell