Benji was born and raised on the Quinobequin (Charles) River Estuary in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. They grew up digging for clams, fishing, and learning to appreciate all the coast offers. Benji received an MSc in Landscape Architecture from The University of British Columbia with a focus on intertidal restoration and climate change adaptation. They currently live and work on the unceded lands of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh Nations in so called Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Their work aims to interweave climate adaptation, ecological restoration, and food sovereignty. From freediving for kelp spores in the north Pacific to broadcast seeding milkweed in a cemetery, Benji’s work aims to re-center the designer’s role as an ecological nurturer of land and water.
When not at work, you can find Benji on a mountain harvesting berries, freediving for crabs, or in the kitchen baking a pie.