Ben grew up in Boise and earned both Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Architecture at the University of Idaho. He has practiced architecture in San Diego and recently in Portland, Oregon. He brings over 19 years of experience on a wide range of projects, a passion for design, and well developed technical skills to his work here. (As well as great socks!) Ben recently returned to Idaho, energized by the development and increased livability of downtown. He is looking forward to contributing his skills to help shape Boise’s growth. Ben joined erstad ARCHITECTS excited to further his passion for community-oriented projects and pursue design opportunities that enhance daily experiences. He loves food (eating, definitely not cooking) and spends much of his free time exploring new restaurants in town – working it off walking along the river or hiking in the foothills.