Architecture: Present and Future with Lance Baker of Synectic Design Inc.Lance Baker, Principal at Synectic Design, Inc. joined us on MAC & Bleu today. Lance is an accomplished architect that has been in the Valley since 1996 and has owned his own shop for 23 years. Lance brought an infectious energy about adapting technology and fostering collaboration into the AEC (architecture, engineering, and construction) industry.
Lance discussed how REVIT and BIM (modeling) are the new normal and how design is being delivered to the clients and the associated consultants and contractors. Lance is excited and passionate about taking the modeling to the next level; incorporating future technology to help on items like energy efficiency, life cycle costs, and return on investment. Lance focuses on a strong culture for his firm and his client base. It was a pleasure to have Lance on the program as the first Architect in the series.
Synectic Design, Inc. (SDI) is an architectural design and planning firm created in January 2000 with the idea of bringing together an intimate, carefully-selected group of individuals of diverse personality and specialization. The result is a unique blend of design excellence backed by technical expertise.
The size of the firm ensures that each project receives the full attention and stewardship of one of the two principals, Lance Baker and David Hamblen. Together they continue to create constancy of purpose for the improvement of their product and service. For this – and many other – reasons, they enjoy great loyalty from their clients in the commercial, private, government, and residential environments.
The structure of Synectic Design is tailored around serving their clients with a continuity of service. Unlike many larger firms that spread the work among many departments, they entrust each project to a project manager who shepherds the project through completion. They feel that having a knowledgeable, experienced staff helps deliver a coordinated and quality product.
Lance Baker, founding partner and principal of Synectic Design, has successfully completed many projects in the Federal, public, private and commercial markets. As an owner and designer, Lance participates in the design, documentation and administration for every project Synectic Design completes.
With 27 years of experience, Lance works closely with each and every client to ensure that he understands both their needs and their expectations. He prides himself on working together with clients, contractors and subconsultants to find solutions to the complex needs of each project. He is sincerely dedicated to actively leading the design team through all phases and participates in every major decision affecting successful project completion.
Lance graduated from Drury University in 1996 and is a licensed architect in 20 states; he’s a member of the American Institute of Architects, an NCARB certificate holder, and active in the Scottsdale Charros, a non-profit organization dedicated to serving the community through the promotion and support of education, youth programs and economic development. A resident of Chandler, Lance is happily married with 3 children.