Ben Traxel, AIA

Principal | Architect


Missouri Arkansas Illinois Kentucky


Member of the American Institute of Architects (AIA)

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) Certificate Holder

Former Chairman of the Board for Poplar Bluff Industries

Member of Board of Directors for Commerce Bank

Member of Three Rivers College Industrial Tech Advisory Committee


Missouri State University
Springfield, Missouri
Bachelor of Science

Kansas State University
Manhattan, Kansas
Bachelor of Architecture



As a founding partner of DILLE TRAXEL ARCHITECTURE Ben Traxel has devoted his practice to providing quality architectural design, historic preservation, and economic development.  A main focus of his work is showing that community environments can be attractive, inviting, and contributing to the welfare of society while also being sensitive to limited funds for construction.

Working as a registered Architect in multiple states for close to twenty years has provided Ben with experience in areas of the field such as medical, industrial, educational, financial, and retail.  His design instincts show in the quality of his work and satisfaction of his clients.

Ben is lifelong resident of Southeast Missouri and has a special interest in seeing this area grow and flourish.  He is proud to have established his practice in 2002 at the home office of DILLE TRAXEL ARCHITECTURE in Poplar Bluff and now at the newest branch in Cape Girardeau where he is an active community leader.

Ben Traxel feels that it is most important to “serve” as a client’s architect and goes to great lengths to ensure each client is proud of the final product.  He is a believer in building strong, trusting relationships and that a project is not successful unless the owner is satisfied upon its completion.