Four days after he graduated from the University of Illinois in 2004, Dennis Paben, AIA, NCARB became the first full-time member of our Columbus, Ohio studio!
Dennis helps clients understand the design and construction process every step of the way. That might mean anything from helping a facility administrator analyze a floor plan to helping the end user understand how building codes affect room design.
Dennis enjoys making the vision of a group (i.e., building owners, architects, community) come to life with a facility that improves users’ performance and community connections.
When New Boston Local Schools experienced an unanticipated pre-kindergarten enrollment surge, Dennis helped adjust the square footage for the district’s new school to fit the program . . . at no additional cost. He was also a key team member for a 300,000-square-foot, three-year modernization of Newark High School.
As a member of the Short North Rotary, Dennis participates in fundraising and events for underserved populations.
He holds Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies degrees from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“Dennis Paben talked to all staff, from principals to cooks, as well as students. This created great pride in our new school. Throughout the project, Dennis kept the faith and created a ‘masterpiece.’” Mike Staggs, former superintendent, New Boston Local Schools