Barney Baker, PE

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President and Principal Engineer
Barney Baker founded Baker Design Consultants in 1996 after an international career with the firms of WA Fairhurst & Partners (Edinburgh, Scotland) and TY Lin International (Falmouth, Maine). As Principal Engineer, Barney personally supervises all of the firm’s projects with hands-on involvement from start to finish.

With over 30 years of experience as a Civil Engineer, Barney has expertise in the planning, permitting, design, and construction administration for new developments in addition to the repair of existing facilities. His portfolio of structural projects includes bridges, buildings, piers, marinas, boatyards, boat/barge ramps, sea walls, coastal walkways, and bulkheads. Barney also has extensive experience with projects that address stabilization and protection of the coastal shore with erosion control measures that include beach nourishment, plantings, and soft and hard armor revetment solutions.

Barney Baker is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maine, a Maine DOT certified Local Project Administrator, and an active participant in numerous organizations that represent Maine waterfront and islands.

Barney is an avid sailor with coastal and offshore experience on both sides of the Atlantic. At one time, he maintained a USCG 50 ton license. He cruises the Maine coast each summer on his 32-ft Sabre sloop.

Daniel Bannon, PE

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Project Engineer
Dan joined Baker Design Consultants in 2012 as Project Engineer. In this role, his responsibilities cover a broad range of engineering, planning, and project management activities.

A sampling of recent marine and waterfront oriented projects include:

  • Condition assessment of coastal structures
  • Reconstruction and rehabilitation design for marine piers
  • Design of bridge fenders for vessel impact
  • Civil site layout and masterplanning for waterfront access sites
  • Harbor management planning

In addition, Dan is regularly involved in small structural engineering projects for a variety of clients including architects, contractors, and suppliers of engineered structures.

Dan’s background in structural analysis, experience with high performance materials (e.g., design and fabrication of FRP composites), attention to detail, and excellent presentation and communication skills allow him to bring unique and valuable insights to his projects.

Dan graduated from the University of Maine with a BS in Civil Engineering in 2007 and an MS in Civil/Structural Engineering in 2009. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Maine, Vermont, and Florida, a Maine DOT certified Local Project Administrator, and a participant in civil and structural engineering organizations in Maine.

Outside of engineering, Dan is an accomplished mandolin player, an avid runner, a proponent of local and natural food, and a father of two energetic young boys.

Kate Tilas

Graduate Engineer
Kate joined Baker Design Consultants in 2016 as a Graduate Engineer with 4+ years of experience in AutoCAD Civil 3D and ArcGIS. Her responsibilities consist of providing junior level engineering support on projects in the form of design and permitting. Her main duties focus on providing Civil 3D support on a range of projects varying from slope stabilization and waterfront access to pier and bridge design.

Kate graduated from Wentworth Institute of Technology in 2012 with a BS in Civil Engineering Technology. She is a Maine DOT certified Local Project Administrator and is currently studying for her E.I.T.

Outside of engineering, Kate is an avid reader, runner, loves spending time by the water, and can always be found with her Chocolate lab, Porter Maurice; in tow.