CWA Member Since: 2008
- CWA AIA Chicago Liason: 2014–2015
- Project of the Year, Landmarks Illinois, 2015
- Vision Winner, Urban Land Institute Chicago, 2013, 2015
- Architectural Excellence in Community Design, Chicago Neighborhood Development Awards,
Board Member, Chicago Asthma Consortium, 2011 - present
Board Member, AIA Chicago, 2011-2015
Vice President, AIA Chicago, 2015-2017
President, College of Architecture and Planning Alumni Society at Ball State
Co-Instructor, Graduate Design Studio, IIT, 2009
Teacher, Inside Architecture, Marwen Foundation, 1999-2009
John Owens, “Shuttered CHA Complex Gets New Life as Artists’ Home,” Chicago Tribune, November 11, 2014
Virginia B. Price, “Becoming Black Chicago” in ‘Out of the Loop: Vernacular Forum Chicago,’ed. Virginia B. Price et al. (Agate Midway, 2015) 130-132.
Gail Satler, ‘Two Tales of a City: Rebuilding Chicago’s Architectural and Social Landscape, 1986-2005 (Northern Illinois University Press, 2006), 208-210.
- Ball State University, Bachelor of Architecture, 1990
- University of Chicago, Master of Arts in Social Sciences, 1993
After receiving her Bachelor of Architecture from Ball State University, Catherine Baker earned a Master of Arts in Social Science at the University of Chicago. Both disciplines share some fundamental underpinnings that pertain to the work of Landon Bone Baker Architects: understanding people, understanding problems, making connections, and developing programmatic solutions. In 2002, Catherine became a Principal at Landon Bone Baker Architects where she is using these skills to develop a direct neighborhood outreach program, which fosters better-informed communities while simultaneous gathering the data that informs them.
Catherine Baker and her team at Landon Bone Baker Architects have worked alongside numerous communities and developers to help plan and create affordable, sustainable, and functional housing. Says Catherine about her office, “My interest in how people use and respond to spaces matches [my firm’s] investigative, community-engaged approach to architecture and planning.”