A native of Texarkana, TX, Ben Cruce came to Fayetteville in 2006 to pursue a degree in architecture at the University of Arkansas Fay Jones School of Architecture. While in the program he studied abroad in Rome, Italy as well as Mexico City, Mexico, where he won the Hnedak Bobo International Design Award.
Ben also participated in the Camp Aldersgate Design Build program. He and the design team were awarded the John A. White Faculty Student Collaboration Award for their work at the camp. Ben graduated with his Bachelors of Architecture in May 2011 and began working at deMx architecture in September 2011.