The Preservation Foundation

Anthony K. Baker Internship

 

The Late Anthony K. Baker

The Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach is proud to offer a six-week summer internship program for undergraduate and graduate students of architectural design and historic preservation. The internship program is named in honor of the late Anthony K. Baker, a dedicated advocate of historic preservation, history and architecture throughout the United States.

The Anthony K. Baker Internship Program incorporates a multi-faceted approach to providing experiences related to the field of historic preservation.  Interning students will be exposed to challenging, professional opportunities while working in the offices of leading architectural, interior, and landscape design firms.  They will assist preservation planners in both the Town of Palm Beach and the City of West Palm Beach with documentation of historic properties and participate in current urban planning and design projects.  Interns will attend architectural and preservation commission meetings with the Foundation’s President and learn more about the inner workings of the organization. The program will culminate in the completion of annual project addressing a pertinent town preservation issue.  A detailed schedule will be assigned at the start of the program.  

Housing will be provided at a landmarked Addison Mizner-designed apartment building located in historic Phipps Plaza, the locale for architects and designers of past and present. The fully-equipped apartment is centrally located and within walking distance of the Foundation’s headquarters.  A $1,000 stipend is included with the internship.

Student applications are available to download here.

Applications are due March 10, 2017.

For any questions regarding the internship, please contact the Foundation Director of Education Katie Jacob at 561.832.0731 ext. 104 or via email at kjacob@palmbeachpreservation.org.

Anthony K. Baker supported the Preservation Foundation of Palm Beach for over 20 years and had long been an advocate for the cause of preservation throughout the United States.  Outside of Palm Beach, he served as a trustee and Vice President of the Society for the Preservation of Long Island Antiquities and chairman of its publication committee.  He was a member of the architectural firm of Robert Landau and Associates and head of the architectural committee at Centreville Partners in Tallahassee.  He also co-authored the book Long Island Country Houses and Their Architects, 1860-1940.

On July 9th, 2008 Baker died while test-flying a small amphibious plane that crashed into the Tennessee River outside of Athens, Alabama.