Get to know us.

Andrew Foster

From suburban home builds and in-town renovations to slinging concrete on budget-less projects in major metroplexes to creatively completing off-grid home builds with and for the Navajo Nation (Design Build Bluff), Andrew has learned and perfected his craft by wearing many hats and getting his hands dirty in the process.

Although he (sometimes) design from a desk behind glass in a proper, stationary office, more often than not he’s out in it. He needs to touch, feel, see, and listen to a landscape to learn it, learn from it and ultimately, understand it so that the appropriate design can emerge and take shape. If he’s not actively designing, he can be found riding, hiking, skiing or doing whatever he can with his wife, Erin (PC Local), to keep up with his ever-curious daughter, Kula and flock of animals. It's here, over sand, in forests, off road, on trail, and atop mountains where his creative side is fed.

Andrew has a B.S. from Vanderbilt University and a March from Arizona State University!

Ben Walker

Ben Walker’s passion for Architecture began at a young age here in the mountains idealizing his Dad, who was a long-time Architect here in Park City. “My Dad would take my brother and I on jobsites, we would look at the big views of the mountains and ski runs, smell the lumber and dirt, and see the lines on paper come to life… it sold me.” Ben was fortunate enough to grow up here in Park City and in Scottsdale AZ, which has developed his love for the mountains and desert landscapes.

Having worked on multiple project types and scale, ranging from high-rise buildings in San Francisco to restaurants and bars in Scottsdale AZ, Ben brings a versed skill set and adaptable attitude to each project. His passion for the mountain lifestyle and desire to design custom homes has brought him back home to Park City. Ben has a knack for making clients feel like lifelong friends and is always up for a powder day with clients. If you see him around town, give him a shout as he always welcomes a chat.

Ben holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in architecture from Arizona State University.

Bryan Markkanen

Bryan Markkanen is a long-time Westerner who started life in Colorado, soaking up the mountains and the frontier spirit.

His passion for sustainability and high-performance design drives undercurrents in the design process which result in cohesive, comfortable and remarkable spaces that are gentle on the planet. His green credentials include LEED AP, Certified Passive House Consultant and current Chair of the Committee on the Environment for the Utah Chapter of the AIA. He has extensive experience in all aspects of commercial and residential design and strives to tread lightly while providing the best service and end user experience for all involved.

Almost a Park City local of 20+ years, he has made his home in Utah and sees no reason to leave anytime soon.

Bryan has a Bachelor’s of Environmental Design from CU Boulder and a Master’s of Architecture from the University of Utah.


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