Born in upstate New York in 1968, raised in Pittsburgh and Texas, Kevin Baxter acquired an early fascination with industrial processes, vocational crafts, and the building arts. After receiving his Master of Architecture degree from the University of Florida in 1996, he moved to New York City, where he has taken advantage of the city’s unique design and manufacturing industry by spending formative years learning and mastering architectural metalworking. And after working for some of the profession's leading architecture firms and visionary leaders, Pei/Cobb/Freed (I.M. Pei, Harry Cobb), Gaetano Pesce, Huff + Gooden Architects, Ennead Architects (James Stewart Polshek), he founded Baxter Projects in 2014, a full service architecture firm dedicated to finding common ground among various disciplines related to art, vocation and community service.
Throughout his career, he has enlisted the expertise of engineers, tradespeople and manufacturers, from metal fabricators to sail makers, structural engineers to medical technicians, historic preservationists and material scientists, in order to combine their specialties into unique collaborations - to use knowledge in support of a clear idea that serves and celebrates the unique needs of his clients.
Kevin has been an invited architecture critic at the City College of New York, Pratt University, New York Institute of Technology, the Art Institute of New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Clemson University, and the University of Florida.
Kevin is a registered architect in New York State, a member of the American Institute of Architects, and a United States Green Building Council LEED Green Associate.