Waechter Architecture Team
BEN WAECHTER, FAIA
Inspired by experiential and clear, distilled design, Ben founded Waechter Architecture (WA) in order to pursue these concepts in his work. Prior to forming WA, he worked locally and internationally with leaders in architecture including Allied Works Architecture (Portland, OR) and world-renowned architect Renzo Piano (Genoa, Italy). Ben is an award-winning and published designer whose principles lie in providing bold forms arrived at through exercises in concept, distillation, and intelligent programming. His experience includes a wide range of building types: cultural, hospitality, commercial, and multi-family and single-family residential.
RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT DIRECTOR
Keith received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Architecture Degrees from the University of Virginia prior to moving to Oregon in 2000. Serving as Research & Development Director, Keith brings a range of skills in business and early project development, as well as 20 years of experience working on a wide range of arts, academic, civic, cultural, and workplace projects. While at Portland’s Allied Works, he assisted with the research, planning and concepts for projects across the US and internationally, including the Clyfford Still Museum in Denver, Pixar Animation Studios in Emeryville, California, and regional, community centered projects such as the award-winning Benton County Historical Society Museum in downtown Corvallis, Oregon.
Yuki holds a Master of Architecture degree from UC Berkeley and a Bachelor of arts from Harvard College. She brings a foundation in design writing and Japanese woodcraft to a decade-long architectural practice committed to conceptual clarity and spatial dynamism. Yuki has spearheaded award-winning residential projects with Ogrydziak Prillinger Architects, and most recently was an architect on the forthcoming Oregon State University Arts and Education Complex in Corvallis with Holst Architecture. On every project, she collaborates closely with consultant, contractor, and client teams to maintain design rigor throughout the detailing and construction of civic and educational projects. Yuki is also a lecturer, mentor and educator for architectural students, with experience teaching at UC, Berkeley and Portland State University Department of Architecture.
PROJECT LEAD, ARCHITECT
Alexis is an alumnus of the University of Michigan where she earned an B.S.Arch with distinction, and Harvard University where she graduated with an M.Arch with distinction. Originally from Detroit, Michigan, Alexis spent her childhood growing up in the arts & architecture community of Cranbrook, where her father was the director of archives. The dichotomy of city to campus strongly shaped her relationship to architecture and the built environment. Before joining WA, she worked at multiple firms including PLY Architecture in Ann Arbor, MI, Marble Fairbanks, A+I, and Frederick Tang Architecture in New York City.
Jared earned his Masters in Advanced Architectural Design from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo. After earning his masters, he was a Teaching Assistant for Columbia's Graduate Architecture program and also a member of the Columbia Architectural Publications and Curatorial team, researching privately owned art galleries and the architecture that followed. He brings over 10 years of experience with work in New York, Oregon, and California, ranging from small art galleries and custom single-family residences, to award-winning high-rise office spaces and multi-family housing.
Alexis holds a Master of Architecture degree from the University of Texas at Austin and a Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy from Lewis & Clark College. With over 10 years of professional experience he leads the design and management of new projects from concept through construction.
Quinten earned his BA from the University of Arkansas where he won several national awards and worked with industry leaders such as Marlon Blackwell and Steve Luoni. Prior to joining WA, he worked at several architecture offices in the mid-west including the UACDC. Along with his professional work, Quinten co-illustrated the book Archi-Graphic: An Infographic Look at Architecture, and has been commissioned to design-build multiple pieces of furniture. Quinten has formed an extensive portfolio in office design, multi-family, hospitality, and higher education developments.
JUDSON MOORE, AIA
With an education and background in agriculture development and environmental design, Judson is an alumnus of Texas A&M University with an M.Arch from Rice University. He has worked as a designer and educator throughout Texas, Montana, Idaho, California and Oregon, bringing over 18 years of experience across a broad range of project types including educational, cultural, commercial, retail, residential, and industrial design. With extensive experience in institutional and private development he has been a designer and project lead on a number of award wining projects in the Pacific Northwest.
Reihaneh holds an M.Arch from the University of Utah with an educational background in landscape architecture in Tehran, Iran. Before joining WA, Reihaneh worked at several leading practices in Salt Lake City including VYArchitecture where she formed an extensive portfolio in single-family residential, retail, and recreational/civic projects. She has also participated in multiple public art projects including the Salt Lake City International Airport Art wall. The relationship between the whole (context) and the part (architectural intervention) has always been central to Reihaneh's trajectory in architecture. It remains a critical part of her practice and has inspired her current investigation to create strong bonds that will improve the quality of life in and around them.
William is an alumnus of Harvard University where he graduated as an M.Arch with distinction, and previously from the University of Oregon with a B.Arch. Before joining WA he worked at multiple firms in Oregon, New York, and abroad including PARA-Project, LEVER Architecture, Architecture Research Office, Allied Works, and HaasCookZemmrick. Throughout his work, William considerers the possibility of building as a regenerative act for communities and their landscapes
Gilberto holds an M.Arch from the University of Oregon, a B.A. in Humanities from Washington State University, and has studied abroad in Japan and in Spain with RCR Arquitectes. Prior to joining WA, he worked for several offices based in Oregon and Southern California, primarily focused on residential and hospitality design. His fascination with architecture stems from its primordial response to the human necessity of shelter, and how it has evolved into a lens for how we view the site and ourselves.