Gradient Design Studio was founded by Ben Krone in Brooklyn, New York. Originally conceived as a design collective exploring the intersections of graphic art and architecture, Gradient has established itself as a full service architecture and design firm specializing in cost effective means for producing high design through the use of computer-aided, precision manufacturing processes. After graduating first in his class from Columbia University’s Graduate school of Architecture, Ben practiced for seven years with the architecture firm SHoP Architects in New York City where he held a lead role on a number of projects including the Virgin Atlantic First Class Lounge in JFK, Columbia University’s Dodge Hall renovation, a private residence for Roo Rogers and three residential developments in New York City ranging in scale from 15,000 to 30,000 square feet. Outside of his work with SHoP, Ben has designed and constructed a range of projects and exhibitions, including a number of high end private residences to the inclusion of a large scale art piece for Smithsonian’s Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum. Ben’s work has been featured in Surface Magazine, Compasses Journal (Europe), Metropolis, Architecture, Architectural Record, Interior Design magazine and on HGTV.