Benjamin serves as Executive Director of Preservation Greensboro, the city's only not-for-profit, non-governmental preservation organization. A native of High Point, he has a BA in Architecture and Sociology from North Carolina State University, and a MA in Historic Preservation from Boston University. He has restored several historic properties, including the Ferdinand Ecker House and the Elihu Mendenhall House, both of High Point. He has served on the High Point Preservation Commission (1990-1994) and the Guilford Preservation Commission (1997-present) as well as the boards of the Historic Jamestown Society, the High Point Historical Museum, and the North Carolina Friends Historical Collection. He penned a column on history and architecture for the High Point Enterprise (1997-2003), and has compiled architectural surveys for the City of High Point and Alamance County. Benjamin was Program Head of the Historic Preservation Technology program at Randolph Community College from 1998-2003. In 1993, he received a Carraway Award of Merit from Preservation North Carolina. His book "The Architecture of High Point" was published in 2008.