Gresham Smith announces that Principal, Ben Goebel, AIA has been named as one of South Florida Business Journal’s 2018 “40 Under 40.” The 40 Under 40 Award recognizes young professionals in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for outstanding success and contributions to their community. They were selected from hundreds of nominations and represent some the region’s most entrepreneurial and influential young leaders.
“This award is well-deserved recognition for Ben’s commitment to our team and our clients. Since joining the firm as an intern-architect at 24, he has eagerly taken on responsibilities to work on large-scale, complex and multi-disciplinary projects,” said Al Pramuk, chairman and chief executive officer, Gresham Smith. “As an owner of the firm, Ben’s dedication, hard work and commitment to ongoing personal growth provides value to our clients each day.”
Goebel currently manages Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport’s (FLL) Terminal Modernization Program, a major expansion, renovation and modernization of Terminals 1, 2, 3 and 4 that will help transform the passenger experience. He also serves as the aviation studio leader in the Fort Lauderdale office. His first job at Gresham Smith was drafting toilet partitions for bathrooms in the new Maynard H. Jackson International Terminal (MHJIT) at Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL). In the span of just four years, however, he became deputy project manager for the $1.4 billion project and Gresham Smith’s point person for the client and contractor’s senior management.
Outside of work, he is involved with the NCARB mentorship program. Goebel also participates in design initiatives, conducts surveys and helps airports understand developing trends through the Airport Consultants Council’s Terminal Committee and its Young Professionals Forum. He has remained an active member of his hometown chapter of Ducks Unlimited, and is a Bronze Level Sponsor for the organization.
In 2017, Goebel was named an owner after just eight years with the firm. He was one of Airport Business Magazine’s 2017 “Top 40 Under 40” and Building Design+Construction’s “40 Under 40” Class of 2016. Goebel earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Architecture from Ball State University and a Master of Architecture degree in Architecture from the University of Illinois. He is currently working towards his structural engineering license.