Born in 1961, Benson graduated with an architecture degree from the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California in 1985. In 1987, he started abb architecture, a versatile firm focused on design, project and construction. abb considers the cultural situation of the building's users and is oriented towards concrete solutions. Authenticity in design is regarded as a social-cultural process determined by what it terms "encounters", or accords between architect and client. In 1997 abb received a FOECA award (Fondo Estatal para la Cultura y las Artes de Baja California) for the project "Architecture to be Read and for Reading." The building—a classroom—was built by non-specialized volunteers. In 2004 Benson received another FOECA award as an artist for the project "Decolorurbano." As a visual artist, Benson studies material and space and as an architect, he seeks to create an environment that integrates space and culture.