Our ideas are the sum results of our experiences and what we have learned, thus we must work with people who can expand our thinking and teach us something new. We are fortunate to have a close working relationship with designers, artists, scientists and engineers. These great people make up the team that is Best Practice.
Ian Butcher received his Master of Architecture from the University of Washington and has a Bachelor’s degree in Environmental Design from North Carolina State University. Prior to establishing Best Practice, he was a Senior Architect at Domestic Architecture, and an associate at E. Cobb Architects. He has taught design studios in the Interior design department at Cornish College of the Arts, and currently serves as a board member for ARCADE Magazine.
Brownwork LLC is a small design studio in Seattle's Ballard neighborhood, specializing in architectural and interior design, graphic and pattern design, and color consultation. Founded by husband and wife, parents of three, two designers from different back grounds, working with a common vision-keep it simple, keep it fresh, make it fun
We are a team of professional engineers committed to providing creative solutions for our clients. We approach each project with critical thinking and rigorous design. At the core of our collaborative approach is our belief that we can reach beyond the traditional roles of structural engineers to understand the issues of constructability and architecture, and thereby complement and support the other members of the team.
Erich Ginder's Seattle based multi-disciplinary design studio was founded in 2004, with the launch of his Ghost coat rack series. A series of objects that combine smooth geometric surfaces with naturalistic forms. Erich's work has been featured in publications that include: Wallpaper, The Financial Times, Dwell and The Washington Post. In addition to designing and manufacturing products, Erich Ginder Studio has received commissions to create public artworks, lighting for hotels, art direction and interior design for a range of clients. His work is sold and exhibited internationally.
In the spring of 2011 Gretchen Bennett developed a site-specific work for the Olympic Sculpture Park in Seattle, and her work will be featured in The River is the Road exhibition at the The Sacred Heart Chapel, Riudosa, Texas. In 2010, Bennett was awarded a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council residency on Governors Island, NY. Her work was also included in the exhibition Kurt, at the Seattle Art Museum. She has lectured at Rutgers University MGSA, Cornish College of the Arts and Seattle University. She received her MFA at Rutgers University in 2001
Peter Erickson is a scientist focused on analysis and development of climate change policy. He currently works in the Climate and Energy program of the Stockholm Environment Institute. His current work has a focus on the role of cities in global greenhouse gas mitigation. Peter joined SEI in 2008 after 8 years consulting on environmental issues for cities and states throughout the country, including the states of Washington, Oregon, and California and cities of Seattle, Chicago, and Los Angeles. Peter received a B.A. from Carleton College in 1998, with a major in geology and extensive studies in mathematics.