Ben Kracke, AIA

Ben Kracke, AIA

Principal

“It’s about the people and the end user. Not just the most efficient box. It’s about putting yourself in that space, making something that someone wants to use and enjoy. Better, easier, healthier.”

Think of Ben as a team-building maestro. He enjoys the role of composer, with a talented design team at his fingertips. Ben excels at orchestrating large-scale, highly complicated projects, working closely with clients, contractors, consultants, and fellow STUDIOS architects to find simple solutions. Embracing an iterative design process, he loves having clients stay involved from start to finish. Ben and his teams ask questions exploring every possible angle, truly listen to clients as partners, and read between the lines to fully understand the underlying issues to be addressed—and the potential to be tapped.

Since joining STUDIOS in 2008, Ben has worked in both STUDIOS’ Washington DC and LA offices. Over the years he’s gained an impressive variety of experience including new construction, renovation, and interiors projects across several major industries. The diversity of Ben’s work has given him a well-rounded view of every design challenge, as he draws on insights gleaned from different building types and sectors. His background in construction informs his pragmatic approach, rooted in technical, real-world knowledge and clear communication.

Education

Iowa State University

Bachelor of Architecture

Registration

CA, DC

Affiliations

American Institute of Architects (AIA)

International Interior Design Association (IIDA)

Certifications

LEED AP BD+C; NCARB

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