PRINCIPAL & OWNER | FOUNDER
Superpower: One Degree of Separation: Ben is the Kevin Bacon of Montana. He seems to know everyone and if he doesn’t know someone he’ll know someone who does.
Ben Erickson was born and raised in Havre, Montana. He received his Master’s in Architecture from Montana State University. As an Owner and Principal of 45 Architecture, LLC, he brings strong leadership and direction to the firm. Ben's great energy and passion for his work are exemplified in the projects he is involved with. Ben has the great ability to listen to his client’s wants and needs, truly hearing what they are saying, and incorporating that into the project so that it distinctly reflects the owner. He has an exceptional talent for translating the owner’s ideas to paper and design. He has an artistic eye and a great attention to detail. When coupled with Ben exceptional people skills, the result is a project that is unique, mirrors the owner perfectly and makes for very satisfied clients.
While Ben brings a wide range of project experience to the firm, he brings great expertise in community design work. Ben fosters collaboration with clients, consultants and contractors, creating a strong team approach. Ben ensures each client has the most up-to-date technology with his skills in REVIT, CAD, Sketch-up, Photoshop and other design programs.
Ben is an avid golfer, all-around athlete and sportsman. He resides in Bozeman with his wife and three children.
Project Experience | Ben has a wide range of project experience but a majority of his career has been focused on community and educational design work. As Principal of 45 Architecture, Ben works closely with clients, consultants and contractors to create a “teamwork” approach which is the secret behind every great project. Also his experience in REVIT, CAD, Sketch-up, VR, Photoshop and other design programs will allow each and every client to have the most current and up-to-date technology for their project.
Design Inspiration | Mies Van Der Rohe “Less is more”
Louis Sullivan “Form follows function”
Architectural Style | Ben leans toward Mountain/Modern Architectural design but really doesn’t have a preference. He prefers to work with his clients, listen to them and design to their needs to create their style.
Current Read | Golf Digest. Ben is always trying to improve his golf game.