Posts Tagged ‘Monte Olinger’

For nearly a century, Boys Town has given at-risk children the family, support and care they need to overcome their circumstances and realize their potential.  Helping to communicate that message, Baker Barrios recently partnered with Home and Garden Television to complete a room renovation for Boys Town’s National advertising campaign.

Missy Palasol and Monte Olinger with our interior design studio transformed an activity room and brought the project to life by working with kids through art expression.  Starting April 18, the commercial can be viewed in between popular HGTV shows including House Hunter’s International, Cash & Cari, House Hunters Renovation, Bang for your Buck, and Love it or List it.

Tune in to HGTV or CLICK HERE to view on YouTube.  Please “share” this video on Facebook and forward this email to family and friends.  CLICK HERE to learn more about Boys Town.  They need people like you to help give a voice to children and families in need.

We at Baker Barrios thank you in advance for helping us spread the news.


ORLANDO, FL. – (Sept. 12, 2012) –Interior Design thought leader Monte Olinger examines ways assisted living facility design can positively impact the health of its residents in the Journal of Interior Design. CLICK HERE to read “Making a Difference: Resident-Focused Models for Memory Care Facilities”. 


ORLANDO, Fla. – (March 7, 2012) –  Baker Barrios Architects, in collaboration with 83 Degrees Media, will host an open community conversation entitled “Creating Place: The Influence of Art and Design” on Tuesday, March 13 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Stageworks Theater in Grand Central at Kennedy in downtown Tampa.  

Peter Kageyama, author of “For the Love of Cities: The Love Affair between People and Their Places,” will lead the discussion about how art and design influence people to fall in love with their cities and why those relationships matter. 

Kageyama will be joined by six Florida thought leaders including Monte Olinger, principal and creative director for Baker Barrios Architects.  Olinger serves as the creative catalyst behind the interior planning and architectural design for all of the firm’s major interior design projects and is the immediate past-chairman for the City of Orlando’s Downtown Arts District. 

“Design is most successful when artistic inspiration is overlaid with a thorough and professional application of the design process,” said Olinger.  “We are excited to partner with 83 Degrees and open this discussion to the community.”

Olinger will be joined by five additional panelists including: 

  •  Shaun Drinkard, director of placemaking at the Tampa Downtown Partnership;
  • Peter Hepner, principal of Holmes Hepner Architects and past president of AIA Tampa Bay;
  • Robin Nigh, art program manager for the City of Tampa;
  • Tracy Midulla Reller, founder of Tempus Projects and professor at Hillsborough Community College;
  • Bryan Roberts, owner of Eco-Tech Construction and co-founder of Roosevelt 2.0

“Encouraging diversity of thought leaders results in a deeper dive into complex issues,” said Diane Egner, publisher and managing editor of 83 Degrees Media. “Among our goals is to create a forum in which thought leaders and community members interact, discover new opportunities for collaboration and find energy for working together to create a blueprint for success.”

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