HERA welcomes Eva Baker, AIA, LEED AP BD+C, to our Philadelphia office! Eva joins HERA with nine years of experience planning and designing laboratory environments for higher education and corporate clients.
Eva’s path to architecture is an unusual one. She began as a chemistry major at Syracuse University, but once she reached the University of Pennsylvania for graduate school she decided architecture was the better career path. When she made the switch, she promised her research professor that she would design state-of-the-art laboratory facilities that would create the best possible environment for scientific research. She loves that her profession allows her to combine both interests, and looks forward to continuing to track lab benchmarking planning metrics and develop the next evolution in flexible labs. She also brings with her a passion for code analysis and knowledge of MEP systems. These interests and skill sets complement HERA’s lab expertise.
Eva lives in South Philadelphia and enjoys leading an intentional lifestyle of living in a house that is appropriately sized to fit her family, having just one car and taking public transportation to work (or walking if the weather is nice!).