William F. Baker is a structural engineering partner at SOM. Since joining the firm in 1981, he has dedicated himself to extending the profession of structural engineering through design, research, teaching, and professional activities.
Baker is best known for the development of the “buttressed core” structural system for the Burj Khalifa, the world’s tallest manmade structure. While widely regarded for his work on supertall buildings, Bill’s expertise also extends to long-span roof structures, specialty structures and several collaborations with artists. He is a Fellow of the Institution and was awarded our Gold Medal in 2010.
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