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At Baker Barrios Architects, we strive to broaden our knowledge and depth of understanding beyond our day to day responsibilities. No matter our individual focus, learning about other colleague’s design, approach to problem solving, and trends in other industries helps us each become more knowledgeable of the design world. George Thomas, our K-12 practice leader […]

Marilyn Russell, an Interior Design Project Manager for Baker Barrios, has written an excellent perspective on the changes to the design industry through the pandemic. Read the full article at furniturelibrary.com » Who could have predicted that the Corona Virus or Covid-19 would completely disrupt and dictate how the design industry would conduct business? I […]

Gallery 3100 in St. Petersburg broke ground this week and is highlighted in two local publications. “We are officially under construction! We have demolished the former bank building, cleared the site, and have started environmental soil remediation. There is a lot of construction activity to look forward to,” says Roxanne Amoroso, Principal of Mosaic Development. […]

Throughout modern times, natural and man-made disasters have significantly influenced how we design buildings. The Great Chicago Fire of 1871 resulted in legislative changes and marked the inception of early Fire Prevention Codes. Hurricane Andrew in 1992 inspired Florida State officials to introduce stringent wind resistant code requirements. COVID-19 with its unprecedented impact on the […]

What if the universe is trying to get us to slow down? To stop producing. To stay home and let the Earth breathe a little without all the extra pollution we cause daily. To take a step back and realize how we really impact the earth and one another. That we aren’t as significant or […]

The past several weeks have drastically altered our global economy and left many industries wondering “What’s next?”. Both Employers and CRE professionals are asking: “What can be designed into buildings to make them healthier and more attractive to our team?”. As design professionals, there is the opportunity to create new standards within Workplace Design, and […]

Our innovative and sustainable facility in Tampa gets recognition from World Architecture News. “Designed by Florida based architecture firm Baker Barrios, the 12,500ft² district cooling plant centralizes cooling infrastructure for Water Street Tampa, the development transforming and reconnecting Tampa’s downtown and waterfront.” Read the full story here to learn more about how this project is […]

The Celeste Hotel, a Tribute Portfolio by Marriott, is featured as Project of the Week on Top Hotel News. “The Celeste Hotel has a strong, independent character which makes it a perfect fit for Marriott’s Tribute Portfolio, a collection of singular hotels which provide excellent service and tailored experiences.” To learn more about this unique […]