Innovator in Residence - Ben Uyeda

About Ben Uyeda

Ben UyedaBen Uyeda is an architect and entrepreneur focused on affordable and sustainable design. He is the Founder and Creative Director of HomeMade Modern and co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, a multidisciplinary firm specializing in ecologically conscious housing.

Ben was named by I.D. Magazine in its annual I.D. 40 issue as one of the 40 projects/people that is transforming the world. His innovative business model has been discussed in numerous publications including The New York Times, Architectural Record and Fast Company.

Learn more about Ben at or follow him on Instagram @benjaminuyeda.

Schedule of Events

Trickle-Up Design
How designers and entrepreneurs can create massive impact through small projects

Tuesday, February 27th • 7:30PM
Student Memorial Center, Reighard Multi-Purpose Room

Office Hours
Students are invited to discuss their ideas with Ben in a one-on-one setting!

Wednesday, February 28th • 1:00-2:00PM
Entrepreneurial Leadership Center, Adams House

60 Second Pitch Competition
Students in the Slaugh Entrepreneurship Minor give their best elevator pitches to Ben and a panel of local judges. Winners advance to the "Shark Tank" style event later in the semester to compete for funding to start their businesses.

Wednesday, February 28th • 7:30PM
Ford Atrium, McComsey Hall

Ticket and Parking Information

This event is free and open to the public. Tickets are highly encouraged to reserve your seat.

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Free parking is available anywhere on campus after 4:00PM. Parking lots are located on Shenks Lane (behind the Student Memorial Center) as well as in the James Street lot.

Parking Map

Interactive Campus Map and Directions