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William Baker


Bill Baker is one of the world’s leading structural engineers and a consulting partner at SOM. He has designed innovative structures that range in scale from single-family homes and small pedestrian bridges to the world’s tallest manmade structure, the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. His cutting-edge designs include the unique Broadgate Exchange House in London—which is both a building and a bridge that spans over Liverpool Street Station—and the cable-supported entry pavilion for the General Motors Headquarters in Detroit. Additionally, Bill is widely recognized for his collaborations with renowned artists, such as James Carpenter, Janet Echelman, Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle, James Turrell, and Jaume Plensa.