Cecil Baker + Partners

234 Market Street
4th Floor
(215) 928-0202
Year Established 
About the Firm 
Cecil Baker + Partners is an architectural firm providing design services to educational, institutional, governmental and private sector clients, with an affinity for high-end residential, subsidized and supportive housing, and mixed use projects. Established in 1982 and based in Philadelphia, the firm's planning, architecture and interior design services include feasibility studies, programming, design of new structures and conversion of existing structures. Cecil Baker + Partners is dedicated to creating buildings and sites that put people in touch with culture, community and nature. The designs emerge from a careful process that adheres to the budget, incorporates users' desires and assists the Owner in establishing clear priorities. The firm's designs maximize the use of contextual elements and restrained architectural harmonics to affirm the building program. The results become an integral part of their community and natural setting. Cecil Baker + Partners is the recipient of over 50 national and regional design awards.
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Custom Residential Projects include: House in Marble Falls, TX; Residence at Parc Rittenhouse, Philadelphia, PA; Penthouse on Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA; Sag Harbor Residence, Sag Harbor, NY; Multi-Family Residential Projects include: 500 Walnut, Philadelphia, PA; One Riverside, Philadelphia, PA; Van Pelt Mews, Philadelphia, PA; 1701 Tulip Street Apartments, Philadelphia, PA; Locust Walk at Washington Square, Philadelphia, PA; York Square Condominiums, Philadelphia, PA; The Western Union Building Condominium Residences, Philadelphia, PA; Affordable Housing Projects include: St. Francis Villa Senior Housing, Philadelphia, PA; Mission Green, Abington Township, PA; NewCourtland Apartments at Allegheny, Philadelphia, PA; Marie Lederer Senior Housing, Philadelphia, PA; Jannie's Place, Philadelphia, PA; Inglis Gardens at Eastwick, Philadelphia, PA; Ralston/Mercy-Douglass House, Philadelphia, PA; Mission Green, Abington, PA; Institutional Projects include: Kol Emet Synagogue, Yardley, PA; Northern Family Services Residence Hall, Philadelphia, PA; NewCourtland Allegheny Avenue LIFE Center, Philadelphia, PA; New Fire Engine 38, Philadelphia, PA; Boys Town Shelter for Girls, Newark, NJ; Commercial projects include: Fretz Corporation Showroom & Offices at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia, PA; Bridgette Mayer Gallery, Philadelphia, PA
Marie Lederer Senior Housing, Philadelphia, PA - 10,000 Friends of Pennsylvania Commonwealth Gold Award; Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia, Preservation Achievement Award; PA Historic Preservation Award; Police Department Forensic Science Center, Philadelphia, PA - 2007 Philadelphia Sustainability Award Winner & 2006 Top Ten Green Projects Award, National AIA Committee on the Environment (COTE); York Square Condominiums, Philadelphia, PA - Best Urban Infill Project, William Penn Awards for Excellence; Eleventh Street Townhouses, Philadelphia, PA - AIA Philadelphia & AIA Pennsylvania; Inglis Gardens at Eastwick, Philadelphia, PA - AIA/HUD Secretary's Alan J. Rothman Housing Accessibility Award; Police/Fire Station, Philadelphia, PA - AIA Philadelphia; Addition to the Chestnut Hill Library, Philadelphia, PA - AIA Pennsylvania; Turning on the Lights Upstairs, Philadelphia, PA - AIA Philadelphia & AIA Pennsylvania; Addition to the Railroad Museum of PA, Strasburg, PA - AIA Philadelphia & AIA Pennsylvania; West Chester University Residence Halls, West Chester, PA - AIA Philadelphia; The Waterworks, New Hope, PA - AIA Philadelphia & AIA Pennsylvania
Primary Contact: 
Nancy Bastian
Cecil Baker; Nancy Bastian, AIA; Eric Leighton, AIA
Eric Leighton, AIA
Dennis Pilsits
Dennis Pilsits
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