Anne Beatrice Baker

Anne Beatrice Baker

Tacoma, WA, US



I am the owner and architect at ATMO Architecture in Tacoma, Washington. 

ATMO is the Greek root of atmosphere - meaning steam, smoke, or vapor.

At ATMO Architecture our design approach is rooted in the following principles:

Architecture affects people emotionally, mentally, and physically, and has the capacity to support human well-being.

Architecture is a synthesis of aesthetic expression, sensitivity to context, the and sensory experience of space.

Architecture is connected to nature: people and projects benefit from the employment of sustainable design methodologies.

It is with this mindset that ATMO approaches each client - whether they be an individual, a couple, a family, or a business - as unique, with specific and nuanced needs, styles, and budgets. Through thoughtful spatial planning, material selection, and detailing, we work to create spaces which inspire their day-to-day experience and support their current and future goals. We provide architectural, interior, branding, and graphic design services for residential and commercial projects.

I am a licensed architect in Washington. I graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a Bachelor of Science in Architecture in 2009, and from Columbia University with a Master of Architecture in 2013. Prior to founding ATMO in Tacoma, I worked in architecture firms around the world on new residences, residential remodels and additions, and various public, institutional, and commercial projects.


Boe Architects, Tacoma, WA, US, Project Architect

I was a project architect and worked on the NWVC Vipassana Center Pagoda Addition in Onalaska, Washington, the Tacoma Waldorf School in Tacoma, Washington, work for Pacific Lutheran University and Comprehensive Life Resources, and single family residences.

May 2017 - Feb 2018

Schreiber Starling & Lane Architects, Seattle, WA, Design Intern

Oct 2014 - May 2017

Stock & Associates, Seattle, WA, US, Design Intern

Sep 2013 - Oct 2014

Earthaven Ecovillage, Black Mountain, NC, US, Work Exchange Program Participant

Studied permaculture and natural building in an off-grid community setting, while gaining hands-on work experience in many aspects of construction.

Jun 2012 - Aug 2012

Bittertang Architects, Brooklyn, NY, US, Intern

Worked on the Gondwana Circle competition heading research for concept development, developing graphic layouts for presentation boards, and significantly contributing to final rendering production.

Sep 2009 - Nov 2009

Noero Wolff Architects, Cape Town, ZA, Intern

Strategized and executed physical presentation models for the Vredenburg Hospital and Red Precinct Housing projects.

Sep 2008 - Nov 2008

The Icelandic Love Corporation, Reykjavík, IS, Intern

Developed prototypes and contributed to the final fabrication and installation of the art installation entitled "Hospitality." Work on the project involved design concept collaboration and travel to Safnasafnid, Iceland with the artists for site studies.

Apr 2008 - Jun 2008

The Living Art Museum, Reykjavík, IS, Intern

Photographed and cataloged original Dieter Roth artworks for museum archive.
Helped to strategize and install Dieter Roth retrospective show.

Mar 2008 - Apr 2008

Anshen + Allen, San Francisco, CA, US, Intern

Strategized and executed project site model and study models for the UCSF Medical Center project.
Created presentation drawings and models for the Santa Clara Valley Medical Center project.

Mar 2007 - Dec 2007


Columbia University, New York, NY, US, MArch, Master of Architecture

Elected Program Council Representative, 2010-2011.
Selected for the International Sendai Design Workshop with travel to Japan, 2012.
Helped to implement PLATFORM, a student lecture series.

Sep 2010 - May 2013

University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, US, Bachelors, Bachelor of Science in Architecture

Dean's List, 2005-2009.

Aug 2005 - Jun 2009


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