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CURRICULUM VITAE

HARRY BAKER SMITH

EDUCATION:

Fortier High School, 1943
Texas A&M University, 1948

PROFESSIONAL REGISTRATION:
Louisiana, Architecture, 1952 #393
Alabama, Architecture, 2002, 5470
Florida, Architecture, 1988 #12213
Mississippi, Architecture, 1994 #2588
NCARB#34115, 1986

AWARDS AND NOTICE:

In the 1960's Mr. Smith was named Honorary Major in the New Orleans Police Department due to his work with the design of the new Central Police Headquarters Facility.
In 1963 Mr. Smith served on the Mayor's Housing Improvement Committee for the City of New Orleans.
Mr. Smith was elected to and served on the Board of Directors of the Construction Industry Association.

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

Upon graduation, several months were spent working as a designer for the A&M System Architects' office before being called to active duty by the United States Army as an officer in the Corps of Engineers. In 1950, Mr. Smith was Honorably Discharged from the Army and entered the firm of August Perez and Associates in New Orleans, where he obtained eleven years of experience on some of the major buildings constructed in the state during that period. He received his Registered Architect's License in Louisiana in 1952 and shortly thereafter became an Associate in the firm with responsibility in design, coordination of construction drawings and supervision of construction on numerous and varied projects. In 1961, he became a partner in the newly formed firm of Smith and Burns, Architects. This partnership was dissolved in mid-1967. At that time, the firm of Harry Baker Smith and Associates was established and is still in existence as Harry Baker Smith Architects II, Professional L.L.C.

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

During Mr. Smith’s illustrious career, he has designed many large buildings of varying uses. Just a mention of a few are The New Orleans Theater of the Performing Arts, The New Orleans Central Police Headquarters Facility, Several Public Libraries, many public schools for both the Orleans School Board and the Jefferson Parish School Board, projects on UNO, Southern Baton Rouge, SLU campuses and a large vocational technical school in Baton Rouge.

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