Portrait photo courtesy Robin Black

Benjamin Ball & Gaston Nogues

USA Target Fellow

  • Architecture & Design
  • 2007

    Los Angeles, CA


    Benjamin Ball and Gaston Nogues are partners in Ball-Nogues Studio, a highly creative young Los Angeles–based practice. Their work addresses not only architecture but also fashion, art, and social space. The two enterprising principals consistently seek out new materials, technologies, and fabrication processes to challenge themselves and push the boundaries of architecture. They believe that a project is not architecture until it is built, and they are committed to building their unique visions. Because Ball-Nogues Studio is an integrated design and fabrication practice, the partners are involved in every aspect of a project, from concept to construction. 

    Rip Curl Canyon, 2006, cardboard and plywood, commission for Rice Gallery; photo courtesy Nash Baker

    Rip Curl Canyon, 2006, cardboard and plywood, commission for Rice Gallery; photo courtesy Nash Baker