Laurie Baker Profile

Laurence Wilfred Baker

(Known as Laurie Baker)

(Transcribed from Baker’s hand-written notes on his life.)

  • 1917 Born in Birmingham, England Educated at King Edward’s Grammar School and the Birmingham School of Architecture
  • 1938 Associate of the Royal Institute of British Architects
  • 1945 Settled in India (attached to International Leprosy Mission
  • 1970 Fellow of Indian Institute of Architects
  • 1983 M.B.E.
  • 1987 Received the first Indian National Habitat Award
  • 1988 Indian Citizenship
  • 1989 I.I.A. medal “Outstanding Architect of the Year”
  • 1990 Great Master Architect of the Year
  • 1992 U.N.O. Habitat Award and U.N. Roll of Honour
  • 1994 People of the Year Award
  • 1994 I.I.A. Babu Rao Maitre Gold Medal
  • 1995 Padma Shree
  • 1995 Doctorate of University of Central England
  • 1997 International Union of Architects (I.U.A.) Award
  • 1998 Doctorate (Science) of Sri Venkateswara University

    Many of Baker’s ideas are published in the manuals listed in this website’s PUBLICATIONS section. Excerpts of his philosophy, samples of his technologies, etc. are contained in the only book to date dedicated to Baker’s legacy: Laurie Baker: Life, Works & Writings by Gautam Bhatia, 1991. Using Google to search “Laurie Baker” will also produce myriad articles, essays, and commentaries on the life and work of The Brick Master.

    For more information on Laurie Baker, please visit the architects Official Website:

    lauriebaker.net


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