Our Firm and Principals

Baer and Hickman Architects was established in 1974 by the two principals, Bill Baer and Bob Hickman.  The firm provides custom services, working closely with clients on a wide range of projects ranging from new homes and entire house renovations to kitchen and bath remodeling.   A major goal is to maximize the principals' involvement with each project.  Maintaining this custom approach allows us to carefully monitor all aspects of a service for a client.  From preliminary design through construction drawings, culminating in final construction, a principal remains closely involved with the client and the project.



Master of Architecture Urban Design – University of Colorado
Bachelor of Architecture – Tulane University
Master of Architecture – Tulane University

Licensed to Practice Architecture in the State of Colorado

Served as President of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Metro Denver

Honored as "Member of the Year" by the National Association of the Remodeling Industry of Metro Denver

Chaired a Committee on improving the relationship between the Denver Building Department and the Remodeling Industry

Appointed by the Mayor of Denver to serve on a three person
Committee to assist in selecting the Director of the Building Department

Conducted a seminar for the Denver Building Department on how to effectively use the Uniform Code for Building Conservation

Bill brings to the firm a contextual awareness, that provides a sensitive background for renovation architecture and contemporary design as well as an experienced response to site development.

William A. Baer


Bachelor of Architecture with Special Honors – University of Colorado

Licensed to Practice Architecture in the State of Colorado

Served on a Denver City Council appointed Committee to revise the residential zoning "Pop-Top Ordinance"

Served on Denver’s Blueprint Denver Committee seeking to establish long term land use and transportation plans for the City

Served on a Community Development Agency Committee to analyze and write new zoning ordinances for residential use, "Quick Wins One and Two"

Recipient of Denver's Inter-Neighborhood Council’s  Award for Outstanding Community Service

Served on the Humboldt Neighborhood Association Committee to establish the Humboldt Street Overlay District and the Humboldt Street – Park Avenue Historic District

Bob's renovation experience coupled with a keen interest in the inner city environment affords a unique viewpoint in providing innovation solutions for city dwellers.  Specific knowledge of construction, technical detail and engineering enhances the firm’s architectural service.

Robert Hickman