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We have a passion for clarity—transforming complex conditions into spaces of elemental beauty and enduring value.

We work with our clients and partners to solve problems, reveal insights, and create inviting architecture for every place and purpose.


Ben Waechter, FAIA

Principal Architect

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, multi-family, and single-family residential.


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon


Waechter Architecture - Portland, OR

Allied Works Architecture - Portland, OR

Hacker Architects - Portland, OR

Renzo Piano Building Workshop - Genoa, IT


Registered Architect in Oregon

Registered Architect in Washington

Registered Architect in California

Registered Architect in North Carolina

Registered Architect in Michigan

Registered Architect in Idaho

Selected Projects Prior to Waechter

Seattle Art Museum - Seattle, WA - (With Allied Works Architecture)

High Museum of Art - Atlanta, GA - (With Renzo Piano)

California Academy of Sciences - San Francisco, CA - (With Renzo Piano)