Ian Butcher received a Master of Architecture from the University of Washington, and a Bachelor's degree in Environmental Design from North Carolina State University. He recently launched the architecture firm Best Practice whose work focuses on a balance between content, beauty and function. The projects at Best Practice currently range from residential remodels to major office interior makeovers. The firm’s goal is to expand the scope of the residential and office projects while pursuing retail and hospitality work for high-profile clients. Prior to Best Practice, Ian worked for over eleven years at several award winning firms including internships with NBBJ and Mithun, nearly four years as an associate with E. Cobb Architects and most recently as a principal at Domestic Architecture.
His work has received two AIA awards and been published in numerous books and magazines including The NY Times Magazine, Wallpaper, Case de Abitare, and the LA Times magazine.
In addition to his work as an architect, Ian 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.
Best Practice Architecture and Design, Seattle, WA, US, Principal
Domestic Architecture, Seattle, WA, US, Principal
In charge of the development and execution of all projects in the office both as lead designer and under the direction of artist and principal designer Roy McMakin. Responsibilities include concept development, management of staff architects, designers, and support staff; talent acquisition; contract negotiation; client, contractor, and consultant communication and coordination; physical and digital modeling; specification writing, management of all aspects of construction administration.
E. Cobb Architects, Seattle, WA, US, Associate
Project Manager and design team member responsible for client communication; design development and detailing; permit and construction drawings; specification writing; shop drawing review; consultant and contractor coordination.
University of Washington, MArch, Architecture
North Carolina State University, Bachelors, Environmental Design in Architecture