Waechter Architecture

Waechter Architecture | Garden House, Portland, OR, 2015. Credit: Sally Schoolmaster

The Architectural League’s annual Emerging Voices program spotlights North American architects, landscape architects, and urban designers who have significant bodies of realized work and the potential to influence their field.

Waechter Architecture won a 2019 award.

Ben Waechter founded his eponymous Portland, Oregon, practice in 2007.

The firm has completed a variety of projects in the Pacific Northwest, from multi-family housing to mixed-use commercial developments. Its projects aim for conceptual and formal clarity; Waechter writes in his firm philosophy that the power of architecture is “to distill the clutter of the everyday and reveal the underlying relationships and potentials of inhabitation.”

Work includes:

Waechter received a BArch from the University of Oregon, where he currently teaches.

The firm received a Design Vanguard award from Architectural Record in 2016. Many of its projects have been recognized by the Portland and Northwest and Pacific Region chapters of the AIA.