Ben Walter



Story & Career

As President of CWS Architects and one of the firm’s founders, Ben has been a guiding participant in building CWS since 1992. Ben is an instrumental leader in the firm’s multifamily residential, senior living, and corporate design practices.  Ben is also passionately dedicated to promoting environmental sustainability and affordable housing in the Maine community.

Ben moved to Portland, Maine from Texas in 1986 with a pickup truck full of everything he owned and arrived 6 days later with forty-six dollars in cash.  Today, Ben and his wife Cathy live in Portland with their Golden Doodle ‘Baxter’ and have two grown daughters.  On top of his love of architecture, and in the Texas tradition, Ben is a lifelong musician, multi-instrumentalist, and songwriter.  He and his extended family enjoy getaways to their family camp on a lake in the Maine woods.