Baker Barrios Architects announced today the appointment of industry-leading design expert Michael Frohnappel as the company’s newest principal.  In this role, Frohnappel will oversee the firm’s hospitality practice and lead expansion initiatives to introduce a new entertainment studio in an effort to support external growth opportunities with destination entertainment districts, theme parks, resorts, and major branded attractions worldwide.

“By adding this level of talent to our firm, Frohnappel and his experience will significantly broaden our hospitality and entertainment market to better serve our growing list of clients; this is a natural evolution of our firm and our expertise,” said Timothy Baker, Principal.   “Mike is a recognized leader in entertainment/attraction venues as well as destination retail, food and beverage districts.  His depth of experience will bolster Baker Barrios’ ability to deliver innovative place-making projects locally and regionally, nationally and internationally.”

Frohnappel holds a bachelor’s degree in architecture from the E. Fay Jones School of Architecture and Design at the University of Arkansas.  He is an active member of the American Institute of Architects, NCARB, the Themed Entertainment Association and the International Association of Amusement Parks & Attractions.