Originally from western Michigan, Brett Bennett grew up surrounded by a manufacturing culture and influenced toward a career in architecture by multiple experiences including classic boat restoration. After graduating from the University of Michigan in 2004, Brett worked as a framer then moved to Galway, Ireland, where he spent two years designing under Niall J. Kearns Architects. “I wanted to see how different cultures approach the same problems,” he says.
The Rocky Mountains drew Brett to Wyoming, where he has worked for Ward + Blake Architects since 2007. “The landscape is full of potential energy; northwestern Wyoming has become a true inspiration to me.”