Award-Winning Residential Designer William T. Baker

Award-Winning Residential Designer William T. Baker




Residential Designer William T. Baker

As the Founder and Principal of one of the foremost residential architecture firms in the United States today, I've achieved an international reputation for high-design combined with a keen sensitivity for plans that live well. Since 1985, team and have earned a reputation for the impeccable design of private residences, commercial projects, and historic renovations.

For over three decades I've had the privilege of redefining beautiful homes as one of the leading international authorities focused on the traditions of architectural excellence.  I have also served on the board of a number of community organizations focused on affordable housing initiatives and low-income challenges and holds memberships in several historical societies.

My work has been widely featured in print and broadcast media and is fully illustrated in my books, New Classicists and Great American Homes Vols. 1, 2 & 3. My architecture reflects my passion for the classical traditions with a fresh approach that is relevant for today’s lifestyle demands.

The hallmarks of my architecture embody extraordinary attention to the details of design and craftsmanship combined with a keen eye for scale and proportion.

I personally invite you to contact us to discuss your next project whether new construction, a significant remodel, or the preservation or adaptive reuse of a historical structure. Working in a number of diverse styles, it is my pleasure to discuss your next residential or commercial project.

Enjoy a complimentary design consultation to discuss bringing your dream home to life.

Professional Affiliations

Institute of Classical Architecture (ICA)
American Institute of Building Designers (AIBD)
International Network for Traditional Building, Architecture & Urbanism (INTBAU)


Arthur Ross Award for Architecture (New York Ciy) 1993
Urban Design Commission Award for Excellence (Atlanta) 2005
Philip Trammell Shutze Award for Architecture (SE Chapter of the ICAA) 2013

Architect Brian Finkel

Architect Brian Finkel

Architect Brian Finkel

As a commercial architect with over 30 years of experience designing multi-family and mixed use projects, I am registered in multiple states including New York and Florida. My childhood love of art and science, drawing and building, guided my passionate path to becoming an architect. I received my Bachelors and Masters degree in Architecture from the Georgia Institute of Technology and studied for a year at the Ecole des Beaux Arts in Paris.

During my time(as a student)  at Georgia Tech I co-founded a non-profit cause called The Mad Housers to provide shelter for the homeless. I am proud to say that it is still operating today. For this effort we received Architectural Record's Public Service Award for Housing and a grant from the American Institute of Architecture. A made-for-TV documentary resulted depicting the exploits of the Mad Housers.

Designing spaces to call home was my passion for the first ten years of my career. After that, I transitioned into the dynamic world of restaurant design creating spaces for people to celebrate and create memories. Over the next two decades I became a partner in the well-known Johnson Studio and worked on many exciting and challenging hospitality projects. These included restaurants on a Boston Harbor Pier, on a bridge in Dallas suspended over a freeway, in a rotating sky dome in Atlanta, and projects as far away as Dubai. But the most intriguing and challenging project is always the one I am currently working on.

At the Johnson Studio, I was the Architect of Record on all the firm's work as well as the Principal in charge of many of the firm's most important projects. Many of these have been featured in national publications and have received numerous awards including Esquire's Best Restaurant of the Year, the Atlanta Urban Design Award for Ecco Restaurant, and Zagat's favorite list for design and interiors.


Books by William T. Baker

Baker’s work is inspired by the bounty of classical architecture found in the grand homes of the southern United States, particularly the state of Georgia. The hallmarks of his architecture are extraordinary attention to details of craftsmanship and construction, and a keen eye for scale and proportion. The following books by William T. Baker feature meany of his residential projects and are available for purchase or pre-order through Amazon.