Executive Bios

Benjamin Kaiser, Principal

Ben brings a unique perspective to urban development, informed by over 20 years of serving as the owner, developer, architect, and general contractor on his projects.

Ben is committed to mass timber construction and believes it is the future of sustainable development. To bring his signature project, Carbon12, to life, Ben successfully worked with state officials to waive the restrictive codes that limit the height of wood buildings. This accomplishment has made mid- to high-rise cross-laminated timber buildings possible for the first time in the United States.

He was involved in the early stages of Portland’s Pearl District and has spearheaded redevelopment in NE Portland, including the Historic Mississippi District and the Williams/Vancouver corridor.

  • Bachelor of architecture and Bachelor of fine arts, Rhode Island School of Design
  • Design Commissioner, Portland Design Commission 2008–2016

Paul Conway, Principal

Paul Conway is a former co-owner of Fasteners for Retail Inc., a family business started by his father and sold in 2000, with $45 million in sales and 125 employees. After that he was Development Director for Our Family Services, a Tucson-based social services agency, and a teacher and soccer coach in Tucson schools. He is currently vice chairman of the board of Emerge! The Center Against Domestic Abuse (Tucson), the largest domestic abuse-prevention agency in Southern Arizona. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in International Studies from Allegheny College.

Scott Noble, Project Manager

Scott has successfully managed more than 1.5 million square feet of renovation and new construction. He has staked his reputation on tenaciously seeing projects through the complicated and challenging construction process. Scott has deep experience with mass timber projects, including The Radiator, home to Kaiser Group and Path Architecture’s headquarters, and the recently completed cross-laminated timber mixed-use project, Carbon12. His project experience spans residential, multifamily, hospitality, high-rise, mixed use, educational, industrial, new construction, renovation, and seismic upgrades.

  • Bachelor of science in construction management, California Polytechnic University
  • Master of architecture, University of Oregon