Posts Tagged ‘Community Investment Report’

Baker Barrios Wins Two International MarCom Awards

ORLANDO, FL. – (Feb. 10, 2013) – Baker Barrios Architects Corporate Marketing division was awarded two MarCom Awards by the Association of Marketing and Communications Professionals.  The company’s annual Community Investment Report received top-honors in the competition, earning platinum status for excellence in quality, creativity, and resourcefulness.  The firm’s new brand evolution campaign received gold honors.

“We are incredibly honored to be ranked among the top Fortune 500 companies and public relations firms in the country,” said Shanon Larimer, Associate Principal and Vice President of Marketing for Baker Barrios.  “Our work demonstrates how strategy and creativity can come together to deliver results that matter.”

The firm’s annual community investment report can be viewed at  Printed copies are available by request.  MarCom Awards is an international creative competition that recognizes outstanding achievement by marketing and communications professionals.



Baker Barrios Wins Two American Business Awards

ORLANDO, FL. – (June 19, 2012) – Baker Barrios Architects was awarded two American Business Awards for corporate marketing and public relations.  The awards, which recognize the nation’s top performers in business innovation, included bronze honors for the firm’s Annual Community Investment Report and Sales and Services presentations.  These are the first American Business Awards for the company. 

Recipients were announced among 500 of the nation’s leading executives at the 10th Annual American Business Awards ceremony held at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in New York City last night. Baker Barrios joins the ranks of nationally recognized Fortune 100 corporations including Apple, The Coca-Cola Company, Delta Air Lines, and Ford Motor Company.

“Our work demonstrates how strategy and creativity can come together to deliver results that matter,” said Shanon Larimer, Vice President of Global Marketing and Public Relations for Baker Barrios Architects. “Baker Barrios is an excellent firm with incredibly talented and passionate designers.  Our investment report and client presentation not only illustrated the firm’s brand, but also helped our community to better visualize the essence of our associates, and the dynamic culture of our company.”

A record number of nominations were submitted this year with more than 3,000 entries from companies of all sizes and industries. The Awards include a wide variety of categories including management, marketing, public relations, communications, interactive, and more.

Finalists were chosen by business professionals nationwide during preliminary judging in April and May. Members of 10 specialized final judging committees determined Gold, Silver, and Bronze placements from among Finalists.


Baker Barrios 1st Annual Community Investment Report


ORLANDO, FL. – (Feb. 21, 2012) – Baker Barrios Architects today unveiled its first-annual Community Investment Report.  The 2011 report underscores the firm’s commitment to strengthening families and communities in immediate need, causes related to the treatment of life threatening illness, and the arts.

“At Baker Barrios, our reputation is built on our legacy of service – service to our clients, service to our associates and service to our community,” said Shanon Larimer, Vice President of Global Marketing.  “From our designs to our community involvement, it is our goal to present our brand in an unexpected way, building equity and deepening loyalty with our clients and the communities we serve through collaboration, diversification, and ingenuity.”

As dedicated corporate philanthropists, the firm’s giving includes the time, talent and expertise of the Company’s leaders and designers.  Following is a snapshot of the firm’s efforts that extend beyond the boardroom and into the community.

Report Highlights Include:

  • Charitable contributions, pro-bono design and marketing initiatives
  • Community commitment through volunteerism
  • Corporate giving programs and core areas of focus
  • Public partnerships and commitment to economic development
  • Multi-dimensional environmental responsibility efforts
  • Original programming and community outreach initiatives
  • Partners in philanthropy
  • Diversity and team approach
  • Corporate profile, milestone accomplishments, and key initiatives

A full version of the community investment report, contribution eligibility criteria and online application form can be found at


Baker Barrios Architects is an architectural, interior design, planning, and landscape architecture firm licensed in 20 states.  Consistently ranked by industry surveys as a leading architecture and interior design firm, Baker Barrios leverages its deep resources and diverse expertise to develop design solutions for industries across the globe. Since 1993, Baker Barrios has collaborated with clients to create environments that enhance organizational performance, achieve measurable business goals, and enrich people and communities.  The firm’s headquarters was awarded the 2011 “Firm of the Year” by the Orlando Chapter of the American Association of Architects.