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Brian Baker, AIA

Senior Associate | Architect

Originally from Denver, Colorado, Brian discovered architecture in a middle school mentorship program that paired working professionals with eager sixth graders. He went on to receive his bachelor’s degree from the University of Colorado in 2001. After two years of working in residential construction, he headed to Seattle to further his education with a Master of Architecture at the University of Washington.

A licensed architect in Washington State, Brian has over a decade of residential design and construction experience. Beyond architecture and spending time outdoors, Brian is also a music fanatic, culinary enthusiast, and Vienna Secession art and design obsessive.

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A sample collection of Brian’s project contributions.

Spanning from custom residential to multifamily developments to commercial spaces, Brian has extensive experience designing and managing projects of varying scopes and typologies.

Hilltop Flat: Modern Condo Remodel – Light-Filled Penthouse
Modern Design in a Capitol Hill Penthouse

Hilltop Flat

This modern condo remodel on Capitol Hill in Seattle unifies the kitchen, living, and dining areas into an open plan optimized to enjoy the downtown view.

Harrison South: New Apartments in Capitol Hill – Board & Vellum
New Apartments with an Owner’s Unit

Harrison South Apartments

This new apartment building is contextually traditional, respecting the fabric of the neighborhood, with a modern intervention.

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home – Board & Vellum
New Photos
Kitchen Remodel & Addition

Modern Kitchen in a Craftsman Home

The minimalist details of this kitchen remodel and addition complement the detailing of this traditional home — a modern box inserted into a Craftsman home.

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Renderings of proposed project.

In Development
New Lowrise Multifamily Development

Carkeek Park Townhomes

These proposed townhomes near Carkeek Park act as a buffer between a single-family neighborhood and a commercially-zoned area on a busy arterial street.

Lucille on Roosevelt: New Apartment Development in Seattle
New Construction for a Mixed-Use Building

Lucille on Roosevelt

This multifamily development features 106 apartments and ample street-level commercial space, all with quick access to the future Roosevelt light rail station.

Hidden Alley Apartment – Board & Vellum
An Alley-Access-Only Dwelling Unit

Hidden Alley Apartment

A once dark and dingy alley apartment attached to the back of a commercial building is now transformed it into a light-filled unit with a landscaped yard.

Capital Pacific – Commercial Office Design – Lobby space with leather and wood details.
Commercial Office Design

Capital Pacific

This commercial office design for a boutique real estate firm added a Pacific Northwest touch to a great mid-century commercial building.

Green Lake Urban Infill – Street Front Rendering from of Green Lake Apartments on Ravenna Boulevard
Proposed Apartments with Café Space Below

Green Lake Urban Infill

Two blocks from Green Lake, overlooking scenic Ravenna Boulevard, this apartment building with ground-floor retail space is a highly desirable urban location.

Cantilevered Home – Modern Cantilevered Residence – Board & Vellum
A New Home Above Puget Sound

Modern Cantilevered Residence

Sited on a steep cliff with tremendous water views, this cantilevered home embraces the sweeping views both physically and visually, reaching out to the water.

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