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John Milnes Baker

John Milnes Baker

Title: Architect
Location: South Kent, Connecticut, United States

John Baker, architect, has been recognized by Marquis Who’s Who Top Executives for dedication, achievements, and leadership in residential architecture and historic preservation.

Mr. Baker has flourished for over 50 years as an award-winning architect specializing in residential design including alterations and additions as well as historic preservation. His residential projects number well over 500 and run the gamut from small kitchen remodeling to mansions of over 7,000 square feet. Besides his private practice, he has been an esteemed designer for Sir Basil Spence in London; Rogers and Butler and John A. Pruyn in New York and a partner with Manice and Baker.

A licensed architect in 12 states, Mr. Baker’s memberships include the American Institute of Architects, National Council of Architectural Registration Board, National Trust for Historic Preservation and the Saint Nicholas Society of the City of New York. He has authored “American House Styles: A Concise Guide” and “How to Build a House with an Architect,” both of which have appeared in multiple editions, and has taught courses on the History of the American House at The New School in New York.

Mr. Baker, born in Port Jefferson, New York, was inspired to enter his field by two uncles and other family members who were architects. He earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts from Middlebury College, Vermont and followed with a Master of Architecture at Columbia University, New York. A member of the American Institute of Architects, the Society of Architectural Historians and the National Trust for Historic Preservation, Mr. Baker was a 2018 recipient of Marquis Who’s Who Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award as a “leader in the field of architecture.”


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