John Milnes Baker is an award-winning architect and writer. He was a 2018 recipient of the Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award by Marquis Who's Who in America "as a leader in the field of Architecture." A graduate of Middlebury College, Baker received his Masters Degree in Architecture from Columbia University.

Baker enjoys emeritus status with the AIA. Though he is no longer licensed to offer full architectural services,  he is free to act as a consultant. he can help residential clients begin the design of a new house as well as give advice and guidance in the process of remodeling an existing home.

Baker's book How to Build a House with an Architect was published by Harper & Row Publishers. It is still a helpful guide in explaining "who does what when" in the often daunting process of remodeling an existing house or even a new kitchen. Baker's work has appeared in numerous architectural journals over the years. Three of his designs were among Better Homes and Gardens Home Plan Ideas' "Top Ten All-Time Favorites." One of these houses, "an elegantly simple contemporary salt-box," was featured as their "Readers' All-Time Favorite." His American House Styles: A Concise Guide may also help sort through the myriad historical and regional house styles found throughout the country.

Brains first and then Hard Work…that’s the way to build a house,' said Eeyore."

-- A.A. Milne, The House at Pooh Corner

In addition to his books on architecture, Baker's The Case for Edward de Vere as the real William Shakespeare has received mostly five stars on Amazon. His YouTube talk hosted by the Kent Memorial Library has received 32K viewings. It is a fascinating whodunit!