Christopher Baker, PE, LEED AP
Senior Project Manager | Associate, Buildings
After more than 15 years as a structural engineer, Chris has developed a diverse portfolio of projects ranging from municipal to K-12 and higher education. He is involved from project conception to completion. Prior to pursuing a degree in engineering, Chris worked for an architectural firm that concentrated on retail and hospitality projects. His training and background in both architecture and engineering provides him unique insights into the blending of aesthetic design with the technical requirements of building structure. Chris specializes in the assessment, analysis, rehabilitation and renovation of existing structures allowing his clients to maintain use and operation of their existing facility assets.
Education: BS in Architectural Engineering, The University of Texas at Austin
Year started at JQ: 2005
Hometown: Harlingen, Texas
Talk to me about: Architecture/buildings, camping, hiking, cycling, rafting, soccer, baseball
What one accomplishment (professional or personal) are you most proud of: I am proud of more than just one accomplishment, but becoming a father is highest on that list.
What are you most passionate about in your profession: I am passionate about working on existing and historic buildings with the unique challenges that come with that building/project type.
What’s your favorite project you’ve worked on at JQ? I am a big baseball fan and got to work on the Arkansas Travelers Ballpark (minor league ballpark in North Little Rock). I also saw a game there after it was constructed, which was a nice experience.