Internationally recognized with a portfolio spanning over half a century, the architecture team provides excellence in solutions: superior technical ability, visionary design and collaborative integration.
Michael Baker International seamlessly integrates all of our service offerings – architecture, planning, landscape architecture, engineering and management – to solve client challenges from multiple vantage points, providing unsurpassed holistic, sustainable, and innovative solutions. From high-profile, high-image landmarks to low-cost, utilitarian solutions, our professionals know how to balance image and cost appropriately for each unique situation.
At Michael Baker International, we believe that the beauty of a project resides both in performance and aesthetics – “success” to us is measured by functionality, value, and exceeding clients’ expectations to “Make a Difference.”
- Facilities Program Management
- Master Planning
- Asset Management
- Feasibility Studies
- Urban Design
- Historic Preservation Architecture & Engineering
- Interior Design & Space Planning
- Landscape Architecture
- Mechanical Engineering
- Energy Analysis & Design
- Fire Protection & Life Safety Engineering
- Electrical Engineering
- Structural Engineering
- Site & Civil Engineering
- Geospatial Information Systems
- Sustainable Design and LEED Certification
- Building Information Modeling (BIM)
- Maintenance Management Systems
Airports are complex, with vertical facilities such as terminals, support buildings, and cargo facilities, and horizontal infrastructure such as runways and roadways. Michael Baker International brings to airports the broad skills and strong management to integrate vertical and horizontal infrastructure for airports.
Cold Climate Design
Michael Baker International’s cold climate architecture, building engineering and planning team provides excellence for the planet’s most challenging environment: we collaboratively apply our superior technical ability and deliver proven and practical designs for our clients
Much more than simple bricks and mortar, cultural facilities speak to our passions and honor the places we value within our communities. A cultural facility binds a neighborhood together and serves as a point of pride for an entire city. It celebrates experience and enriches our lives. These places are testaments to ways in which we truly make a difference.
Understanding and embracing the Mission of those responsible for our Nation’s defense has been a hallmark of Michael Baker International since its inception. The men and women who wear the uniform of our Armed Forces, and those who serve in the various Federal contracting commands and agencies, depend on Baker for its ability to design and engineer high quality facilities for our military. These facilities not only meet strict budgetary and programmatic requirements of the contracting agency, they also must pass the test of our warfighters – the ultimate benefactors of our work.
Many government agencies face common problems including shrinking budgets, old buildings, and high maintenance and energy costs. Michael Baker International is a leading provider of services to help federal, state, and local government solve these challenges. The firm is an expert in the special standards and processes unique to the federal government, whether for the U.S. Army, Navy, Air Force, General Services Administration, or State Department. Michael Baker International is also expert in addressing the challenges of state and local government community-by-community.
In addition to a robust portfolio of federal government projects, Michael Baker International has extensive experience addressing the challenges of state and local government community-by-community. Each stakeholder plays an important role in helping us derive the right solution to deliver an excellent outcome for our clients.
Some of the country’s largest hospitals have been designed by Michael Baker International. The firm’s expertise includes hospitals, diagnostic buildings, imaging centers, medical offices, assisted living facilities, skilled nursing facilities, mental health facilities and laboratories. Flexibly-designed buildings allow our clients to adapt spaces quickly and at minimal cost as new health care approaches and technologies emerge.
Whether a historic landmark or just an older building, changes to existing buildings require an understanding of how old and older buildings are constructed, and careful integration of old and new. Michael Baker International has an established Cultural Resources practice which includes historic preservation, architectural history, and archaeology services. We skillfully guide clients through the unique challenges of historic and renovation projects, from renovation strategies to National Historic Preservation Act Section 106 requirements, to the National Environmental Policy Act. Balancing heritage, viability and sustainability is central to our approach for every project involving preservation, renovation or addition to a historic building.
Our hospitality experts not only deliver buildings, but work closely with your branding team to ensure that project design supports your market strategies and maximizes return. Market strategy also drives design of our successful multi-unit residential projects. Michael Baker International’s expertise includes hotels, casinos, timeshare, condo-hotels, entertainment facilities, convention facilities, specialty retail, restaurant, and nightclubs.
From keeping transit systems moving to repairing weapons systems to providing warehouse and distribution for commercial operations, Michael Baker International knows industrial design. Industrial buildings are driven by function, flow of operations and materials in and out, equipment, and interface between people and equipment. Efficient, low-cost, and safe industrial buildings are a specialty of the firm.
With our ability to respond quickly to test-fits and help tenants understand how a space will work for them, we are a true partner to both government and commercial clients. Michael Baker International provides space planning and interior design for new buildings and tenant fit-ups. Services include branding, space management, space optimization, blocking and stacking, design details, finishes, furniture specification, and equipment selection.
Aligning your facilities with your educational program, now and into the future, is essential to every educational institution, and Michael Baker International offers the right skills to help you through this process. Whether designing new buildings or updating old ones, we capture your organization’s vision for fostering education, using technology, and lowering costs in your facilities.
Mission-Critical / Data Center
Whether a facility internal to a corporate campus, or part of a multi-tenant building, data centers require an infrastructure appropriate to the data being hosted within. Scalability, redundancy, and security all play a vital part in the programming of such facilities. For ground-up facilities, we offer design strategies which create Class A space at Class B prices. We work with developers and key tenants to insure that development is cost-competitive and appropriate to the needs of the end user. Michael Baker International is also a partner with multi-media communications providers and data center operators to design for cost-effective operations which translate to market competitiveness.
- CenturyLink Indefinite Delivery Contract, numerous locations nationwide
- COX Communications Master Services Agreement, numerous locations nationwide
- Time-Warner Communications
- XO Communications Master Professional Services Agreement, numerous locations
The threats of this age are many, ranging from terrorism to cyber-attacks. Michael Baker International has a particular specialty in providing secure facilities that protect against a wide range of threats, from blast to foreign and corporate intelligence gathering. We provide not only secure sites and buildings, but also security of data and communications systems so critical to operations.
Michael Baker International’s design philosophy is clear and concise: Provide passengers and operators a clear understanding of station and facility layouts, and provide concise directions to stress-free and accessible travel. Station designs must accommodate the modern conveniences of today’s technology-driven lifestyles, in safe and comfortable public waiting areas. Technology is also a key driver in the design of transit maintenance and support facilities, be it the need for scalability, asset control, or security. Whether a passenger waiting area or maintenance bay, spaces are designed with an architectural language mindful of the local context and project budget.
- U.S. Army Training and Doctorate Command Headquarters, Fort Eustis, Virginia
- Joint Use Intelligence Analysis Facility, Ruckersville, Virginia
- Historic U.S. Chancery Renovation, Brussels, Belgium
- Armed Forces Reserve Center, Danbury, Connecticut
- U.S. Army Middle East District Indefinite Delivery Contracts, Middle East Region
- U.S. Department of Homeland Security Indefinite Delivery Contracts, Nationwide
- CenturyLink Indefinite Delivery Contract, Numerous Locations
- Cox Communications Indefinite Delivery Contract, Numerous Locations
- Dignity Health St. Rose Dominican Hospital Expansion, Henderson, Nevada
- Anahuac National Wildlife Refuge Headquarters and Visitor Center, Anahuac, Texas
- General Aviation Terminal, Paulding Northwest Atlanta Airport, Atlanta, Georgia
- Unmanned Aerial Systems Hangar Complex, Fort Campbell, Kentucky