Ben Futrell serves as research staff for the Center for Integrated Building Design Research in the UNC Charlotte School of Architecture. He received a B.A. in Architecture and Master of Architecture from UNC Charlotte. His research focuses optimized daylightng design and developing better daylighting/electric lighting control systems. He has worked on numerous daylighting projects through the Daylighting + Energy Performance Lab. He is also a Ph.D. student in UNC Charlotte's Infrastructure and Environmental Systems program.