Paul Baker, Director

BA (Hons) Dip Arch

Paul Baker's portfolio at WilkinsonEyre includes some of the practice's most important artistic and cultural projects. At the core of his approach is an interest in how architecture can be integrated into its context across the disciplines of urban design, landscape architecture, planning and environment – and in particular, exploring how this holistic approach can contribute to long-term sustainability and regeneration.

This has proved a vital asset to the practice. His passion for creating spaces that intrigue and delight on both an intellectual and emotional level has led to his continued work with key visitor attractions around the world. His portfolio includes the Alpine House at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, the RIBA Stirling Prize winning Magna and a series of projects for the Science Museum in London including the award-winning Challenge of Materials Gallery, the Making of the Modern World Gallery and the Wellcome Wing. More recently he has overseen the extensive redevelopment of the Wellcome Trust’s Collection building and has worked with global brand, Carlsberg on the restoration of their historic brewhouse into a visitor centre and brand experience.

One of Paul's landmark projects is the cooled conservatories at Gardens by the Bay, Singapore, a spectacular, highly sustainable destination that explores the relationships between plants, people and the planet. The project received the World Building of the Year Award 2012 at World Architecture Festival and the RIBA Lubetkin Prize in 2013.

Supernature, published in 2014, presents the story of the cooled conservatories and celebrates the accomplishments of the design team – client, architect, landscape architect and engineer. Paul believes that this fully integrated design approach is vital to successful architecture.