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
Kailin received a Masters of Architecture from Parsons The New School for Design and a Bachelor of Art in Architecture from the UW. Prior to her collaborations with Best Practice, Kailin has worked at LMN architects, Diller Scofidio + Renfro and nArchitects. She is currently teaching Architectural Representation classes at the UW but mostly wants to draw pictures of junk food with legs.
Dain received his Master of Architecture degree from Kansas State University and moved to Seattle shortly after graduating. Prior to working with Best Practice, Dain was an intern at Olson Kundig and spent his weekends exploring the Olympic Peninsula. He is currently trying to find the best tea house in Seattle but keeps getting distracted with the wide selection of micro-breweries.
Emily received a Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining Best Practice, Emily has worked at EHDD, E. Cobb Architects, and Harriott Smith Valentine Engineers. In her spare time she enjoys taking apparel design and woodworking classes in her never ending pursuit of what she wants to be when she grows up
Jeffry Mitchell has produced idiosyncratic drawings, prints, and sculptures for over twenty-five years. His work has been included in exhibitions at Seattle Art Museum, Portland Art Museum, Tacoma Art Museum, Missoula Art Museum, DiverseWorks, the Fabric Workshop and Museum, the New Museum, Henry Art Gallery, and the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia. He is the recipient of numerous awards, including a Joan Mitchell Foundation grant, The Neddy, and a Stranger Genius Award.
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
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.