David Baker founded San Francisco-based David Baker + Partners in 1982, and in 1996 was selected as Fellow of the American Institute of Architects. The firm has received more than 160 architectural design awards and honors, including six national AIA awards. David Baker + Partners Architects was chosen by the AIA California Council as the 2012 Distinguished Practice. In 2009, Baker received the Hearthstone Builders Humanitarian Award, being honored as one of the 30 most influential people in the housing industry of the past 30 years. He was also recently inducted into the Wm. S. Marvin Builders Hall of Fame for Design Excellence for his legacy of work in sustainable affordable housing. Previous academic appointments include the Bruce Goff Creative Visiting Chair at the University of Oklahoma and the John Portman Visiting Critic at the Georgia Institute of Technology. Baker has served on the Board of Directors at SPUR and the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition. Baker holds a M. Arch. From UC Berkeley and a B. Phil. Thomas Jefferson College.