Mitch Blake developed a love for nature growing up on the banks of the Snake River in Idaho. Working on the family farms instilled an intimate connection with the land and a reverence toward the bio-climatic environment.
After graduating from the University of Idaho in 1983, Mitch worked in Salt Lake City for several years gaining experience with concrete, masonry and steel. Bringing this experience to Jackson Hole in 1987, Mitch found a wealth of new inspiration in the natural elements of Wyoming.
“I’m a big fan of expressing the structure and letting all of the materials be what they are – finished in as natural a state as possible,” he says. “It connects the architecture to the environment in a simple and honest way.”
In 1996, Blake partnered with Tom Ward and set the stage for a symbiotic architectural practice dedicated to ecological principals and designing buildings that harmonize with their environment.