Brett Barbakoff Associate AIA


“Less is more.” – Ludwig Mies van der Rohe

Brett is originally from a northern suburb of Chicago, Illinois. He received his Master’s in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2008) and his BSAS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee (2006). During his education, he studied in France, Italy, and eight other countries.

After completing his studies, Brett worked on residential projects with a focus on affordable, sustainable housing. He then expanded into high-end residential, corporate office interiors and retail, including international design for a major Seattle-based coffee company and nation-wide tenant improvements and systems furniture design. He has worked for several architecture firms as well as his own LLC in Seattle. Brett has also served in AmeriCorps as a construction crew leader for Habitat for Humanity in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

In his spare time, Brett is remodeling his 1901 farm house, fishing, and exploring the Pacific Northwest by bicycle.