Calli Baker, RA, NCARB

Project Architect
Bachelor of Architecture, Pennsylvania State University
What year did you join the firm?

Areas of Focus
Oversee the design process from conceptual design through construction administration, lead multi-discipline design teams, and serve as the main point of contact with client stakeholders.

Why the HDG Architects? What keeps you here and motivated?
HDG provides a collaborative, team-oriented environment that supports both the professional and personal growth of its staff.  The firm oversees a vast array of architectural projects that carry out the goals of its clients, and they engage in activities that give back to the community.

Favorite aspects of architecture or most memorable project, and why?

Through creative problem solving, I have the opportunity to take buildings that fall into disrepair or lack purpose and bring them back to life – converting chaos into functional spaces.  I can also contribute to providing aesthetically pleasing, healthy environments to those that live and work in those buildings.

Your favorite building design/example of architecture in the world?

Temppeliaukio Church (Helsinki, Finland)

Art Institute of Chicago (Chicago, Illinois)

Mont-Saint-Michel (Normandy, France)

Key Projects:  (prior firm)

412 Boulevard of the Allies, Government Center – Interior Renovations (Pittsburgh, PA)

Olympia Park Shelter House Renovation (Pittsburgh, PA)

Specialty Areas of Expertise

Municipal Design – Offices/Administrative, Public Safety, Parks & Recreation, and Maintenance Facilities

Construction Administration


DIY home renovations, road trips, hiking in National Parks, and photography