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ISHAM O. BAKER

Baker Cooper & Associates PC Architects
African American AIA Fellow

SAY IT LOUD - Washington DC  Exhibitor
Washington DC Based Designer 

Bio: 

Along with Phillip Cooper, Baker started Baker Cooper & Associates, P.C. in 1982. Baker’s experience covered decades and covers a variety of building types in the institutional field.

ISHAM O. BAKER

Bio:

Isham Owen Baker, FAIA, was born in Calvert, Texas in 1929 and obtained his B.Arch from Howard University in 1952 and also studied at the Catholic University of America. He was an active member of Neighbors, Inc., a northwest Washington, D.C. group founded to create a stable integrated community, the Asbury United Methodist Church Housing Corporation. Baker also served in the U.S. Army from 1953-1955. Along with Phillip Cooper, Baker started Baker Cooper & Associates, P.C. in 1982. Baker’s experience covered decades and covers a variety of building types in the institutional field. His projects include the $17 million Law Library for Howard University; Banneker Academic High School Science Labs., the $19 million D.C. General Ambulatory and Critical Care Center.

 

Year of Elevation: 

1979

Featured Project Name: 

Howard University School of Law, Law Library

Featured Project Location: 

Washington, D.C.

Featured Project Completion Date: 

2001

Role in Featured Project: 

Principal

Featured Project Description:

The library for Howard University School of Law provides for a book collection of up to 215,000 volumes; seating for 295 students, including 90 open carrels, with all locations wired for computer use; microform and audiovisual facilities; and distinctive rooms of wood and brick for special collections, newspaper and periodical reading, and the Rare Book Collection.

 

Photography Credit:

Robert Benson