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Michael Baker International Grows Architecture Practice in Dallas with Hiring of Peter Darby to Architecture Practice Lead

Parul Dubey on December 15, 2017 - in News, People

Dallas Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, today announced that Peter Darby, AIA, LEED, AP, has joined the firm as the Architecture Practice Lead for the state of Texas. In this role, Mr. Darby is responsible for leading a team of architects to deliver all aspects of building design for clients across the state.


“Development in the state of Texas continues at a rapid pace, so the addition of Peter to lead our Architecture Practice enables our team to more competitively compete for significant architecture project opportunities,” said Juan Contreras, P.E., Regional Director for Michael Baker International’s Gulf Coast Region. “Peter’s leadership, combined with his ability to manage key relationships, will help showcase how We Make a Difference for our clients.”


Based in Michael Baker’s Dallas office, Mr. Darby brings more than 23 years of experience as an architect to the role, including the planning and design of transportation, transit and aviation projects. Throughout his career, his project experience includes commercial, core and shell, mixed-use developments, including office, residential, retail, interiors and parking facilities, higher education, transit and urban design master planning components. He has provided expertise with federal requirements for physical security, access security, cyber-security, sensitive compartmented information facility (SCIF) and blast protection for United States Coast Guard and Department of Homeland Security.   


Most recently, Mr. Darby worked with Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) on the D2 alignment thru downtown Dallas, Trinity River Park, Historic Preservation Task Force for the City of Dallas, and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) CityMap on the proposed solution to align with communities on urban issues.


Mr. Darby is an active participant in the architectural community and a member of the board of directors for the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Dallas Chapter. He is also an active member of the Greater Dallas Planning Council (GDPC), Urban Land Institute (ULI) and Congress for New Urbanism (CNU).


Mr. Darby earned his Master’s Degree in Design Studies from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Architecture and Urban Studies from Virginia Tech University.



About Michael Baker International

Michael Baker International is a leading global provider of engineering and consulting services, which include planning, architectural, environmental, construction, program management, and full life-cycle support services as well as information technology and communications services and solutions. The company provides its comprehensive range of services and solutions in support of U.S. federal, state, and municipal governments, foreign allied governments, and a wide range of commercial clients.  Michael Baker International has more than 6,000 employees in more than 90 locations across the U.S. and internationally. To learn more, visit www.mbakerintl.com.

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