Miller Hull

Ben Dalton

AIA, Partner

San Diego Studio

From Ben’s perspective, the perfect building is one that takes full advantage of its natural surroundings, doing everything to maintain a person’s physical comfort, while deeply connecting them to where they are. “We are rejuvenated and inspired when we feel a connection to the natural world. Architecture should strive to deepen this connection rather than isolate us from it.” The experience of place is profoundly important to Ben, as is the experience of newness, adventure, and uncharted territory.

These affinities serve Ben well in his role as Design Lead, inspiring a constant appreciation for the unexplored, be they challenges that arise or unlikely solutions that emerge. They’re also partially responsible for Ben’s move to San Diego to open Miller Hull’s second studio over ten years ago. “San Diego was a journey of personal adventure, but also an opportunity to join the conversation of how a growing city evolves.”

Ben is passionate about bringing together different voices, amplifying the best parts of those voices, and then melding them together into a final, beautiful product. He brings himself and his experience to every project, ensuring a strong conceptual vision, but believes his strength as a curator of diverse ideas results in his best work.

Lectures & Juries

  • Ben Dalton and Margaret Sprug to speak at Greenbuild on November 12, 2020
  • Ben Dalton, Chris Hellstern and Tina Angeles to speak at Net Zero Conference on September 16, 2020
  • Grand Party Set for Grand Opening of Landmark IDEA1 Community
  • San Diego Green Building Council | Green Buildings and the Culture of the New Workplace
  • Principal Ben Dalton speaks at CityAge: Build the Future in San Diego
  • Related Projects

  • Center for Coastal Studies at the Scripps Institute of Oceanography
  • East County Office & Archives
  • Epiphany School
  • IDEA1
  • Intrepid Landing
  • Mesa Commons
  • Miller Hull San Diego Studio Renovation
  • Natural Sciences Complex
  • Parco
  • San Ysidro Land Port of Entry
  • Santa Monica City Yards
  • Student Success District
  • The Wharf at Point Loma, America’s Cup Harbor