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January 7th 2014 Comments: 2 Topics: , , ,

We’re excited and proud to announce a new partner here at McAlpine Tankersley. No, it’s not Barbara Bush (though we wish her well in her recovery) but the fellow to her right, David Baker.
208387_10150164468906026_5570150_nDavid joins Bobby McAlpine, Greg Tankersley, Chris Tippett and John Sease as a leader here in our “factory of original thinking” (Bobby’s fond phrase for our office).

David, a native Canadian, began working as a summer student intern and joined the firm right after he completed his Bachelor of Architecture degree in 1998. Soon afterward, he married his wife, Carol, and began to raise a family. Three children, Isabella, Davis, and Lily, call him Dad.  He craves the outdoors and any extra time not devoted to his job, family or church, is spent either on the field, court or green. David’s endless energy and creativity over the years have been made evident in the projects he’s helmed, some of which are pictured below.


Construction picture of a South African Cape Dutch inspired estate, located in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. This house was recently photographed by Architectural Digest and will be featured in an upcoming 2014 issue.


The salon of a recently completed house in Houston, Texas.


Construction of a classical pool cabana, a part of a major renovation project in Charleston, South Carolina.


Construction of a new restaurant, LaV, in Austin, Texas.  Progress on the restaurant was recently featured on the popular national dining blog, Eater.


Construction of a shingled lake house at Lake Martin, Alabama.

Thanks, David for being our long time comrade and we’re happy you’ve joined our professional fold.  We look forword to the lovely wonders you’ll no doubt continue to create.

Greg Tankersley for McAlpine Tankersley


  1. David Braly says:

    David Baker is a thoroughly knowledgeable and helpful colleague; Congratulations, David–and McAlpine Tankersley Architecture!

  2. SarahHamlin Hastings says:

    Having worked with David on the total renovation of our home, I cannot tell you how thrilled we are that he will be stepping full fold into the partnership with such esteemed colleagues. The honor is well deserved–through his guidance, and thoughtful designs, we now have our dream home. Many thanks and congratulations David!!

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