Chris Baxter, AIA, LEED AP
The principal Architect of Baxter Design Studio, Chris leads the practice with thorough and thoughtful design. Prior to founding BDS, Chris worked in Seattle on large public projects throughout North America. Strong in both conceptual thinking and detail expression, Chris has established an office culture driven to find the best Architectural solution through all phases of a project.
With over 17 years of experience, Chris applies his knowledge base to each project. Chris believes every project deserves quality design solutions no matter the size or budget.
Chris has worked on a wide range of project types, ranging from Convention Centers, Libraries, Higher Education, to residences, with many amazing clients.
Samantha’s design approach is focused on efficiency of spaces. She is interested in exploring the building at detail level, as well as learning about ever-changing building specifications. Samantha enjoys getting to know clients through their own expressions of their wants and needs, and likes the challenge of reconciling these with inherent site and budget constraints.
Samantha received a masters degree in architecture from Kansas State University in 2014. She joined Baxter Design Studio after graduation and moved back to Wyoming. Samantha participates in the Jackson Hole Chorale community choir weekly and enjoys volunteering at her church.
Noni brings strong design strategy skills and a collaborative style to Baxter Design Studio. Her background in digital fabrication particularly influences her approach to architecture. Noni is interested in the nuances of project planning that optimize building construction practices. Client communication and visual representation are central to her work in the studio.
Noni holds a masters degree in architecture from SCI-Arc in Los Angeles and was a recipient of the Association for Women in Architecture and Design Foundation Scholarship in 2015. Noni volunteer-teaches digital fabrication at the Jackson Hole High School Fab Lab.
Baxter Design Studio is an Architectural Design firm recognized for site-sensitive and carefully detailed work. Each project is an opportunity to create an innovative design solution that is tailored to the client's site and needs. Strong relationships with consultants, builders, and artisans contribute to carefully informed design decisions.
The firm emphasizes both design and construction to produce projects with conceptual clarity and precise execution. Members of the team work in an engaging, shared process, collaborating and continually researching. This produces smart, sustainable solutions and results in uniquely warm, light-filled, and richly textured spaces.
Baxter Design Studio has been selected to be in the Scout Guide! The Scout Guide / Jackson Hole
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