Press Release

Pickard Chilton Announces the Promotion of Benjamin Simmons AIA to Associate

N E W H A V E N , C T — Pickard Chilton is pleased to announce the promotion of Benjamin D. Simmons AIA to Associate. Representative of the vitality of the next generation of firm leadership, Ben has long distinguished himself with his commitment to design excellence, dedication to client service, and mentorship of his peers and colleagues.

Reflecting the ongoing growth and diversity of the practice, Ben joins the inaugural group of Senior Associates and Associates named last year and will assume greater leadership on projects and within the studio. Ben consistently brings to each project and client the highest degree of professionalism, technical and design expertise, and skillful management.

“Ben epitomizes the Pickard Chilton work ethic,” said Jon Pickard FAIA, RIBA Principal of Pickard Chilton. “He has been foundational to the firm and our work and we are excited about his future and the potential he brings in his new leadership role.”

A graduate of Oklahoma State University, Ben most recently has served as a Project Manager and Senior Designer for many of the firm’s notable projects, including Eaton House in Dublin, Ireland; Eaton Center in Beachwood, Ohio; River Point and 300 North LaSalle in downtown Chicago, Illinois; Eighth Avenue Place in Calgary, Alberta; 1180 Peachtree in Atlanta, Georgia; and The Atrium in Dubai, UAE.

“Ben is deeply respected by clients, consultants, contractors, and his colleagues in the studio,” said Principal William D. Chilton FAIA, RIBA. “It is through the extraordinary commitment of talented architects such as Ben that we are able to deliver the high level of design and service that our clients have come to expect.”

“Beyond being a designer, Ben brings a deep passion and sensitivity to each project,” noted Principal Anthony Markese AIA, RIBA, LEED AP. “Ben can always be relied on for bringing a fresh, innovative and insightful point of view.”


Pickard Chilton is an international architectural practice noted for its expertise in the design of large, complex buildings including corporate headquarters, high-rise commercial office towers, hotels, and academic and health care facilities. Headquartered in New Haven, Conn., the firm’s recent completed projects include: Eaton House in Dublin, Ireland; Devon Energy Center in Oklahoma City, Okla.; Eaton Center in Cleveland; Eighth Avenue Place in Calgary, Alberta; and 300 North LaSalle in Chicago. Current projects include the Northwestern Mutual Tower and Commons in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; the ExxonMobil Campus Project in Houston; River Point in Chicago; and, the Y2 Mixed-Use Development in Tokyo, Japan as well commercial developments in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Calgary, Houston, and Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Visit for more information.