Overseeing all WPI work is creative director Ben Davis, owner and founder of Words Pictures Ideas. Ben has 25 years direct experience working on major civic projects. Ben has developed messaging, outreach strategies, and award-winning materials and websites for some of the Bay Area’s largest public and private investment projects. Current clients include the Bay Bridge Seismic Safety Project, The Transbay Transit Center, The Stanford University Medical Center Renewal Project, and The Doyle Drive Replacement Project (now Presidio Parkway). He has also taken on public safety and preparedness issues, working with the Bay Area Red Cross and the San Francisco Department of Emergency Management.
Ben is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley with a B.S. in political science. He is a trained volunteer community mediator. In 2008, he launched WPI’s purpose driven design offshoot firm, I Shot Him Because I Loved Him, Damn Him with the mission of Changing Hearts, Minds and Habits. Father, home-owner, small business operator, employer, driver, bicyclist, pedestrian, public transit rider, shopper and active participant of San Francisco’s arts culture and nightlife, Ben brings a wide-ranging and real world perspective to the unique set of behavior-change and communication challenges facing WPI’s clients.
When & Where
AIA San Francisco
Serving the Bay Area for more than a century, the American Institute of Architects, San Francisco Chapter (AIA San Francisco) offers professional development and networking opportunities as well as public forums, tours, lectures, and gallery exhibitions that provide architects and design enthusiasts with many opportunities to explore the local built environment.