Benjamin Wellington--Web Development, Visualization, and Design

About Benjamin

I am a freelance web developer and co-founder of Landscape Metrics, LLC, a multidisciplinary visualization studio.


Web Development and Coding

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Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture, Louisiana State University

Master of Landscape Architecture, August, 2013

  • 2011 ASLA Student Honor Award in General Design for The Fluvial Lexicon.
  • Graduate thesis project, “Representing and Constructing Emergent Space: Geosimulation as a Design Tool,” presented at the 45th Annual Conference of the Environmental Design Research Association; abstract published in the conference proceedings.

The University of Chicago

B.A., Geographical Studies, June, 2008

Work Experience

Landscape Metrics, LLC

Principal and Co-founder

8/2015 - Present | Brooklyn, New York

Web development lead and principal of Landscape Metrics, a multidisciplinary visualization studio that synthesizes complex data into compelling visual narratives. Landscape Metrics tells visual stories through interactive web applications, video animations, and cartographic renderings.

  • Winner of the 2015 Visualizing Nutrients Challenge, hosted by EPA, USGS, and Blue Legacy International. View the project: A Resource Out of Place.

Michael Van Valkenburgh Associates, Inc


1/2014 - 3/2015 | Brooklyn, New York

Drafted construction documents for projects such as A Gathering Place for Tulsa, a planned 66.5-acre park on the Tulsa waterfront. Contributed writing and design for project proposals, award submissions, and design publications including:

  • Exhuming the Modern: The Lost Bench of James C. Rose, recipient of a 2014 ASLA Professional Award in Research.
  • Segment 5, Hudson River Park: A Resourceful and Resilient Space for a Park-Starved Neighborhood, recipient of a 2014 ASLA Professional Award in General Design.
  • The winning proposal for the new Princeton University Campus Framework Plan (led by Urban Strategies).

Louisiana State University

Graduate Research Assistant

8/2010 - 5/2013, summer and part-time | Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Graduate Research Assistant to Kristi Dykema Cheramie, Assistant Professor of Landscape Architecture at the Robert Reich School of Landscape Architecture. Collaborated on projects addressing the negotiation between human settlement and the Louisiana coastal environment. Worked in the LSU Coastal Sustainability Studio mapping social, environmental, and economic change on the Mississippi River Delta. Duties included publication editing, GIS visualization/analysis, and historical research for the following articles:

  • “The Lost Graves of the Morganza Floodway.” Published in Places Journal.
  • “The Scale of Nature: Modeling the Mississippi River.” Published in Places Journal.
  • “Measured Change: Tracking Transformations on Bayou Lafourche,” winner of the 2011 EDRA Great Places Award competition.

American Society of Landscape Architects

Communications Intern

5/2012 - 8/2012 | Washington D.C.

Communications Intern. Performed research for “A Landscape Architect’s Guide to Washington, D.C.,” an online guide to public space in Washington. Wrote content for “The Dirt,” ASLA’s blog, including book reviews, conference coverage, and reports on new developments in landscape architecture.

McHenry County Dept. of Planning and Development

Urban Planner

10/2008 - 5/2010 | Woodstock, Illinois

Wrote zoning staff reports; participated in public zoning hearings; provided website and GIS support. Completed extensive GIS mapping and analysis for the 2030 Comprehensive Plan and assisted in conducting related public Regional Planning Commission meetings.

Web Development + Visualization Portfolio


Geospatial + Architectural Design Gallery