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John Milnes Baker to Host American House Styles Continuing Education at the Fairfield Museum & History Center

John Milnes Baker to Host American House Styles Continuing Education at the Fairfield Museum & History Center

For Immediate Release

Fairfield, CT, April 2nd, 2019 – The Connecticut Chapter of the American Institute of Architects in collaboration with the Fairfield Museum and History Center will be hosting a talk from John Milnes Baker, AIA, on April 2, 2019 at the Fairfield Museum and History Center at 370 Beach Rd, Fairfield, CT, which will examine the house styles throughout the global landscape to identify influences and the materials used throughout North American architectural history. Comparisons between modern design will be drawn, along with an explanation of how to remain authentic when working on new projects. The lecture will delve into developing architects’ critical thinking in distinguishing between perceived wisdom, from actual facts when designing or renovating historical homes.

This lecture is open to the public and offers continuing education credit to members of AIA Connecticut.

Mr. Baker is a renowned architect who specializes in residential design – new houses and remodeling, as well as historic preservation and restoration. He began his career by gaining his Master of Architecture degree from Colombia University, and proceeding to work as a designer draftsman under Sir Basil Spence, RA PPRIBA in London. Coming from a family of architects, John decided at a young age that architecture would be what he pursued.  He has been a member of AIA Connecticut for over 50 years, is registered with the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards in Washington D.C. and belongs to the Society of Architectural Historians and the National Trust for Historic Preservation.  Mr. Baker is the author of “How to Build a House with an Architect,” and “American House Styles: A Concise Guide,” with a newest edition released in July of 2018.


About the American Institute of Architects, Connecticut


About AIA Connecticut: Since 1905, AIA Connecticut has served the architectural profession, encouraging design excellence, working to improve society through a concern for the quality of the built and natural environments.  AIA Connecticut serves as a resource to architects and the public. Our membership of over 1,500 is comprised of architects, architectural designers working towards licensure, students, and professionals in allied fields.

For more information, visit AIA Connecticut’s website at