Senior Architect, Gresham Smith
Corie Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, EDAC, WELL AP is a senior architect at Gresham Smith who focuses on healthcare and sustainable design. With extensive experience in the healthcare, education, neighborhood planning, senior living and government sectors, she has a keen ability to find the best energy and environmental design strategies for creating low-maintenance, durable and energy efficient projects that achieve full-lifecycle cost savings. The eight years Corie spent in marketing and advertising before earning a master’s degree in architecture from the University of Maryland give her a unique perspective and penchant for outside-the-box thinking.
Corie takes a leading role in Gresham Smith’s work to advance sustainable design solutions. As the Market Sustainability Leader for the firm’s healthcare practice, she is integrally involved in setting sustainable goals for the firm and assists project teams in identifying appropriate sustainable strategies for their individual clients. Corie has also served as a LEED Administrator, helping clients achieve their LEED certification goals. She is an active member of the Urban Land Institute, the U.S. Green Building Council and the American Institute of Architects and has previously spoken at GreenBuild International Conference and Expo on sustainability in historic structures.
Touching every aspect of our lives, the built environment is a powerful determinant of both individual and population health. While the public health sector has developed a robust understanding of the relationship between health and the human-made spaces in which we live, work and play, it has been limited in its ability to effectively influence […]