ABOUT BAKER ARCHITECTS
STEVE BAKER PhD AIA
Steve is a licensed architect with over 21 years of experience designing worship spaces, building liturgical furnishings, and creating stunning architectural visualizations. His strengths are in not only understanding the theology and symbolism of Catholics sacred architecture but also in providing a clear vision for parish construction projects from initial parish-wide consensus building to overseeing the implementation of that idea through construction. Over the past twenty-one years, Steve has designed, managed, coordinated, and provided architectural vision to many parish projects across the nation.
Dr. Baker has his Ph.D. in Design and Planning from the University of Colorado Denver. His research is:
TEXTURE, STRUCTURE, FIGURE: HOW CATHOLIC SACRED ARCHITECTURE FORMS MEANING THAT ENDURES.
It involves an analysis and of the relationship between Catholic sacred architectural expression and how Catholic sacred architecture forms meaning that endures. Not only does it document the architectural patterns that endure in Catholic churches, but, more importantly, it seeks to understand why they endure.
American Institute of Architects (AIA)
The Society for Catholic Liturgy: a multidisciplinary association of Catholic scholars, teachers, pastors, and professionals – including architects and musicians – in the Anglophone world. Founded in 1995, the non-profit Society is committed to promoting scholarly study and practical renewal of the Church’s liturgy.
Institute for Classical Art and Architecture ICAA
Michael Sanchez has over 25 years experience in architectural illustration and design. He uses a hand drawn approach to create visual imagery of a project appropriate to any stage of the design process. This tool has proven to be effective in communicating a concept early on, which helps the client become more involved in critical design decisions. Michael has worked closely with the Catholic church for over a decade, employing the use of renderings to help make the project as successful as possible and to assist in the fundraising process. With his understanding of architecture and his seasoned artistic skills, Mr. Sanchez has demonstrated to be a valuable part of any design team.
Bachelor of Environmental Design
College of Design and Planning, University of Colorado, Boulder - 1983
MICHAEL J. SANCHEZ
Samuel Loos was born and raised in Southeast Missouri in the diocese of Springfield-Cape Girardeau. Having an admiration of history and buildings since childhood, he studied historic preservation at his hometown university, graduating in 2009. Desiring to further specialize within the field, he studied architectural conservation at the University of Pennsylvania, earning a master's degree in 2013.
A dream of living in a big, historical city has kept him on the East Coast where he works as an assistant project manager for the architectural restoration firm ARC, PC in Lower Manhattan. Samuel is an active member of the Frassati Fellowship of New York, leading monthly hikes in the spirit of their patron, Pier Giorgio Frassati. Samuel is passionate about the beauty and traditional design of sacred spaces and is eager to put his conservation knowledge and skills to good use with Steve Baker Architects.
Samuel has taken to heart the words of his undergraduate mentor who always said: “If you see a great building, you have to touch it!”
Association for Preservation Technology, Northeast Chapter
Keith is a very talented designer, builder, and project manager with over 19 years experience designing public spaces, commercial buildings, homes, churches, and skyscrapers.
Teresa is a talented and very experienced business manager, accountant , and financial controller.
Teresa A. Lindberg