Baker A+D Wins 2016 AIA Merit AwardA jury has selected the Ernie Pyle Middle School Fine Arts Renovation as the recipient of a 2016 AIA Albuquerque Merit Award. The jury called the project "a remarkable transformation that substantially elevated the presence of the arts programs on campus both visually and spiritually."
The project brought an existing 9,000 sf fine arts building back to life with a full scale renovation, 4,000 sf addition, and numerous site upgrades. The jury recognized the importance of the new entry portal and its enhancement of the existing campus circulation, while also "setting a tone of elegant restraint that permeates the entire project." Also noted were the enlarged windows and north facing light monitors which "effectively brighten" the once dark and uninspiring classroom spaces. The creative use of color in the main lobby was praised as a "subtle nod to the vibrancy of the fine arts programs found within" while the classrooms successfully incorporated "a simple and tailored palette of elements, materials and colors that have been carefully and thoughtfully placed for performance and practicality."
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Baker A+D Brings Home Two AIA Albuquerque AwardsAn esteemed jury, chaired by San Francisco Architect, Rod Henmi, has bestowed upon Baker A+D two AIA Albuquerque Design Awards.
KANW Radio Station took home the night's top Honor Award. The jury was impressed by the "clever adaptive reuse of an existing building but felt that it was equally strong as a design of excellence in its own right." They noted the "visibility and presence the new station created" and how the compact design provided a "surprising spatial richness." The "seamless integration between the hexagonal geometry of the existing and the orthogonal new facility allows one to forget this is an addition."
The CNM STEMulus Center received a Citation Award for Interior Architecture and Adaptive Reuse. The jury cited the project for "transforming an outdated and utterly forgettable interior into a new facility with a sense of purpose, energy and verve appropriate for its technology-driven program". The clever use of the hexagon in every aspect of the design, "from hexagonally-shaped pod spaces (in plan) to distorted hexagons as perforations in screens (in elevation)" also caught the attention of the jury.
Baker A+D would like to thank all those who were involved with the design and construction of these two wonderful projects.
Baker A+D Wins AIA New Mexico Top HonorAn esteemed jury, chaired by renowned Arizona Architect, James Abell, selected KANW Radio Station as the winner of AIA New Mexico's top design award. The honest expression of the original structure, the seamless integration of signage and the creative "piggy-back" solution, which opened up the existing space and allows for sweeping views of the city and mountains, were all noted as reasons for the recognition. "Bunker to Bauhaus" was how one jury member described the process. For more information on the project, see the KANW project page.
Albuquerque Business Magazine Profiles Mark Baker, AIAThe local business-oriented magazine, Albuquerque Business First, recently contacted us to learn more about what we do here at Baker A+D. With their business focus, they were especially interested in our client roster, how we've grown our practice, and the crazy idea of Humble Coffee Company. Here's the full article.
Baker A+D Wins Most Prestigious Award in New MexicoBaker A+D Wins Most Prestigious Award in New Mexico.
Given every two years, the Harnar Award recognizes excellence in contemporary architectural design for buildings constructed in New Mexico. The jury included Christopher Hawthorne, LA Times architecture critic, and noted designer Steve Badanes. They selected the Barcelona Elementary School addition from among 28 other finalists. Baker A+D was also bestowed this award in 2009 for the Duranes Elementary School Children's Center.
Baker A+D Wins AIA New Mexico AwardAn esteemed jury, chaired by renowned Jackson, Wyoming Architect John Carney, bestowed an AIA Merit Award upon Albuquerque-based Baker Architecture + Design for their recent project fro Albuquerque Public Schools. The jury cited the design as simultaneously elegant, fun, and sustainable. The building was noted for its "economy of means", "simplicity of thought", and importance to the Duranes community. This is Baker A+D's first AIA Design Award. For more information on the project, see the Duranes project page.
Duranes Featured in SW Contractor MagazineThe recently completed Children's Learning Center at Duranes Elementary was featured in Southwest Contractor Magazine which covers noteworthy projects in Arizona, Nevada and New Mexico. "90 Year-Old Duranes Elementary School Completed".
Barcelona Elementary BarnraisingThe new 4th and 5th grade classroom building designed by Albuquerque architect Baker A+D is flying up. The masons are halfway up the 30' tall Art & Music Room with the unique 4"x8"x16" burnished concrete block. The contractor, MV Industries, has utilized some effective techniques to accelerate the construction of this school. They have pre-built most of the framed wall panels and roof trusses in an empty field adjacent to the site while the foundation work was completed. This strategy should help the students get into the new LEED Gold building in time for the 2010 school year.
Baker Architecture Wins First PlaceAlbuquerque architects Baker A+D win the 2009 3form People's Choice Awards. The awards recognize the inspiring use of 3form panels in architectural design. 114 commercial/ institutional projects from around the world were judged in this competition. We are very happy to have received this honor, and would like to extend congratulations to the clients (Matt Ludeman, Mike Ludeman and Sam Etheridge) and fabricators (Luke Stribling and Christian Harper) who made this vision a reality.
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