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In memoriam: Garrold E. Baker, AIA (1940-2016)

Friday, 19 February 2016

Garry Baker, AIAWe are saddened to announce the passing of Garry Baker, former Principal, Chief Operating Officer, and member of the Board of Directors of Shepley Bulfinch, on February 18.

Garry was a leader of the firm and our healthcare practice. In a career spanning more than 45 years his major interest was in team management and long-range planning. Garry was known for his long-standing client relationships and his self-proclaimed passion for the “orchestration of the team.”

Garry was a leader, mentor, and a master of bringing people together to successfully execute a shared goal on some of Shepley Bulfinch’s most notable contemporary healthcare projects, including new campuses for Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center and Bronson Methodist Hospital. His clients also included Yale-New Haven Hospital; the University of Rochester Medical Center; Massachusetts General Hospital; New England (now Tufts) Medical Center; and Mid Coast Health Services (Brunswick, Maine).

After practicing with other Boston-area architecture firms and managing his own business, Garry joined Shepley Bulfinch in 1986 and became Principal just five years later. He retired from the firm in 2010.

UPDATE: A Celebration of Garry Baker’s Life will be held on Friday, February 26, at 2:00 pm at the Hawthorne Hotel in Salem, Massachusetts. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to NEHSA (New England Healing Sports Association for Adaptive Skiing), P.O. Box 2135, Newbury, NH 03255.

Garry's desk - Just Do It

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