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Baker Architecture + Design
Founded in Albuquerque, New Mexico in 2002, Baker A+D is driven by the idea of incorporating the highest levels of architectural research, investigation and design with contemporary technology and innovative practice. Baker A+D provides full architectural services and is versed in a wide variety of projects including commercial, residential and educational. Baker A+D believes that the best architecture comes from a collaborative relationship with our clients. Listening to the client and understanding the site provide valuable information about the limitations and opportunities of each situation. Baker A+D is experienced with new construction as well as renovations and additions.

Baker A+D excels in design. We have received numerous awards and enjoy developing creative and appropriate solutions utilizing contemporary materials and technology appropriate to the desert climate and indigenous architecture of New Mexico.

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In 1992, Mark moved to Albuquerque seeing it as an open-minded city welcoming of experimental architecture and a fitting place to begin his practice. With a Masters of Architecture from UCLA, a professional B.Arch degree from the University of Oklahoma, and a semester abroad at University of Central England, Mark has been recognized as a design leader and has taught studios at USC and UNM. While teaching is an enjoyable experience, his absolute passion lies in practicing architecture. Other interests include craft coffee, playing tennis, snowboarding, Pulp Fiction, Survivor, books by Vonnegut, attending live music performances, and making yearly roadtrips to Marfa, Texas. His trips don't end there. Mark has traveled in Mexico and across Europe, from Scotland to Italy with notable favorite cities being Prague and Barcelona. When his mind isn't on architecture, he dreams of being a singer-songwriter.
Mark Rea Baker, AIA
With over ten years with the firm, Tomas is known as Baker A+D's right hand man. He gravitated to architecture through his father, who designed and built their home. Tomas would study the plans, and draw from his dad's industrial design and art history books. Declaring his major in his sophomore year of high school, Tomas obtained his Masters of Architecture at the University of New Mexico, and spent a semester abroad in Europe. He is currently intrigued by the designs of Snøhetta and has always enjoyed Renzo Piano's details. He also enjoys painting, furniture fabrication, watching Eyes Wide Shut, and travel (when he's not with his kids). His travel adventures include Canada, Italy, Switzerland, France, Germany, Spain, and Mexico; his favorite food definitely being Italian.
Tomas Sanchez, RA
The youngest architect at Baker A+D, and integrator of Revit into the office, Christine obtained a Masters of Architecture and a Graduate Certificate in Preservation and Regionalism from the University of New Mexico. She studied abroad in Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Austria, and Spain, and her other travels include Ecuador and England. She participates in ideas competitions, mentors through AIA New Mexico YAF mentorship program, and is a board member of Women in Design in New Mexico. She also enjoys reading The Devil in the White City and The Goldfinch, watching Gattaca, and painting. Her alternate dream career is a painter, but her high school art teacher suggested she look into architecture since she was the only one in her class capable of drawing a two point perspective. She draws inspiration from DS+R, Peter Zumthor, Jenny Wu, and Marina Abramović.
Christine Williams, RA
As a rebellious act to one-up his dad (who didn't complete architecture school) and voted as "most likely to succeed" in middle school, Richard obtained a Masters of Architecture at the University of New Mexico. While at UNM, he studied abroad at Waseda University's Graduate School of Creative Science and Engineering in Tokyo as well as studied Transitional Justice and Architecture in Berlin, Germany. His proficiency in Vietnamese comes in handy for his regular visits to Vietnam where architecture is especially interesting to him. Since he dreamt of being a manga artist as a kid, he spends his time drawing and watching anime including Whisper of the Heart, but he also enjoys playing tennis, rock climbing, and reading In Praise of Shadows. His inspirations draw from Toyo Ito, Louis Kahn, and Nujabes.
Richard Pham, Intern
With deep Peruvian roots and fluency in Spanish and French, Nicole has traveled around the world, including Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Spain, previously lived in Peru and Bolivia, and studied abroad in France and Mexico. She now pursues a Masters of Science in Architecture from the University of New Mexico, in which her thesis focuses on proposing an architectural response to basic human needs in regards to the US–Mexico border. Knowing she always wanted to be a designer, she spends her time drawing, doing open ideas competitions, and research. She draws inspiration from anime, movies like Arrival, and artists and designers including Taller de Arquitectura, Donald Judd, and Frida Kahlo.
Nicole Zollner, Intern

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