Brian’s work is client focused, influenced as much by the distinct site and project parameters as it is by the unique qualities of each client. His approach balances the art of design with the science of construction, to bring the vision of the client into architecture capable of inspiration with seamless functionality.
Jeff is an award winning architect who has practiced architecture in Seattle since 2001 and founded bARC / babienko ARCHITECTS pllc in 2010. Working as an associate and principal architect with two previous firms in the greater Seattle area, Jeff has completed multiple projects throughout Seattle WA, Vancouver, BC and the Pacific Northwest. Prior to moving to Seattle, Jeff has worked in New York with 11OO Architect, where he worked on and completed several residences, retail and commercial spaces, including the notable Irish Hunger Memorial in Battery Park City.
Throughout his training and practice, Jeff has worked toward a refined, site-specific architecture that captures the spirit of mid-century modernism and translates traditional sensibilities of harmony, composition and precision into a contemporary context. His designs demonstrate a rigorous logic which stems from the underlying belief that architectural challenges are best solved practically and efficiently.
Beginning with his initial training in the Prairie school of design twenty years ago, Jeff has embraced sustainable design and building practices and made them a driving factor in the development of all of his projects. Jeff believes buildings should nest into the landscape and utilize passive and active strategies to reduce energy needs.
Jeff received a Bachelor of Environmental Design from The University of Manitoba and both a Bachelor and Master of Architecture from the Pratt Institute. Jeff is a registered architect in Washington and New York State, NCARB certified and a LEED Accredited Professional.
After completing her degree at Arizona state university, Nika moved to Seattle for the better weather out here in the PNW. She is a pragmatic poet and enjoys continuously developing her research about synesthetic architecture. She finds that the essence of good architecture is the feeling you get when you walk into a room, and believes paying attention to subtle details is integral in good design.
Rebecca received her Bachelor’s degree from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, with a semester abroad in Barcelona, before moving back to her hometown, Seattle. Her love of the city and climate have driven an interest in place-specific, environmentally-sensitive architecture that is expressed from initial siting all the way through materiality and detailing.
Prior to joining Babienko, Rebecca worked on several multi-family projects around Seattle, including a project pursuing the Living Building Pilot Program.
Outside of work, Rebecca loves hiking, having hiked the PCT and several other smaller thru hikes, rafting, and backcountry skiing.
After a short stint at the University of Oklahoma, Savannah graduated from Woodbury University in San Diego with her Bachelor of Architecture. Though she enjoyed her time in the sun, she is happy to be back home in the Pacific Northwest. She began her career doing projects independently around Seattle, Colorado, and Southern California. She designed residential projects mostly, but wanted to learn more about other types of projects and people, so she is thrilled to be part of Babienko and their collaborative environment.
She grew up paddling in Gig Harbor, Washington, and was part of the Jr National team, which allowed her to travel around the country and world gaining respect and an interest about cultures and place specific architecture. She believes that the best designed spaces are sensitive to the needs of the occupant, local context and environment.