Kevin B. Baker has been with Richard Meier & Partners for more than 10 years. During that time, Mr. Baker has held significant roles as a Project Manager on several projects in New York and internationally. He currently oversees the design of a 39-story tower in Manhattan and two high-end private residential projects in the United States and outside the city of London. He was also an important part of the design team for 685 First Ave, a 65-story residential tower in New York City.
Prior to joining the firm in 2005, Mr. Baker acquired valuable museum experience, having been involved in all design phases and completion of Construction Documents for the multi-phase, 500,000 SF renovation and expansion to the Cleveland Museum of Art, at the firm of Rafael Viñoly Architects PC. He played a significant role in the design and development of the museum from the very concept of the design, coordinating all structural, MEP and museum programming requirement through Design Development. Later he was named Project Architect for the exterior and structure, developing the enclosure including a 20,000 sq ft glass and steel atrium. Aside from this museum project, his work experience has also encompassed a wide array of building types ranging from residential to large-scale institutional projects, including educational and laboratory facilities like the 190,000 SF NanoSystems research Institute at the University of California.
Mr. Baker earned his Master of Architecture degree from the School of Architecture at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) in Troy, New York. There he was awarded the 2001 AIA School Medal from the American Institute of Architects for general excellence in the study of architecture.