Justin Wiseman, CEO

Justin Wiseman, GB98, Aaia

CEO

In 2008, with nearly 20 years of experience in construction, design, fabrication, and leadership, Justin Wiseman founded Base Construction, LLC (now BASE Design + Build) to fulfill his vision of consistently following best practices across these and related areas essential to making spaces and things. A master builder, his accomplishments are exceptionally diverse. While earning a BFA, he worked for a residential and commercial framing subcontractor, and also taught welding at the UNM sculpture department. After graduation he immersed himself in construction projects that ranged from small residential to large commercial and required working with both traditional and nontraditional materials. These experiences led him to pursue a Master of Architecture degree. In graduate school, he focused on historical preservation and green building/LEED certification. He has worked on major civic projects such as museums at Antoine Predock Architect and taught welding in the Art Department at UNM. His foundational values are a deep commitment to family, sustaining the earth, and universal quality of life. He is likewise dedicated to attending to the details of design and collaboration.

  • Education: Master of Architecture, 2008,
  • Bachelor of Fine Arts with Distinction, 1997
  • Years Experience: 25+
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Christopher Beccone, RA, NCARB

Lead Architect 

Chris is a practicing Architect and has worked on projects worldwide in the course of his career. He has a bachelor’s degree from Macalester College and an MArch from The University of California, Los Angeles AUD. Christopher maintains his own practice and is currently working on projects in California, New York and New Mexico. He worked at Coop Himmelb(l)au in Vienna, Austria, and as an Associate at Antoine Predock Architect in Albuquerque. He has travelled and worked on all phases of buildings in North America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East. He continues to teach at the University of New Mexico school of Architecture and Design, where he teaches Architectural Communication and Design Studios and concentrates on design methodologies and integrating digital representation and fabrication processes into the curriculum. In 2012, he was awarded ‘Teacher of the Year’ by the American Institute of Architecture Students, New Mexico Chapter.

  • Registration: New Mexico #005078 
  • Education: Economics, Literature Swarthmore College, Swarthmore, PA, 1988 
  • B.A. History/Studio Art Macalester College, St. Paul, MN, 1992 
  • Master of Architecture University of California, Los Angeles, 2001
  • Years Experience: 18
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Shiloh Kidd

Fabrication Specialist / Shop manager / Lead Carpenter

Shiloh has 25 years of construction experience. His attention to detail and fine craftsmanship, leadership and experience are integral to our projects. Shiloh is a master craftsman. He has training and experience in both construction management as well as industrial design.