Benjamin Samuel Koren was born in Frankfurt/Main and grew up in Miami, Florida. He studied architecture, film and music at the University of Miami and the Architectural Association in London, at which he was awarded a Bronze Medal commendation, an SOM fellowship and the iGuzzini Award at the 2005 RIBA President’s medals for his project entitled “Harmonic Proportion in Amorphic Form”. He went on to work as a programmer for the Advanced Geometry Unit at Arup and for Herzog & de Meuron in Basel and Hamburg. He is the founder and managing director 1:One | Computational Geometry, a consultancy set up in 2009. Past and current projects include the Elbphilharmonic Hamburg, the Louvre Abu Dhabi and the Philharmonie de Paris.