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Sir Herbert Baker

Who was Herbert Baker?

Sir Herbert Baker was an architect active in the late-19th and early- to mid-20th century.

Life and work

Baker was an English architect remembered as the dominant force in South African architecture for two decades, and a major designer of some of New Delhi's most notable government structures.

He worked initially for Ernest George and Harold Peto in London from 1882 to 1887, then opened his own office in Gravesend, Kent, in 1890. From 1902 to 1913 he developed his career in South Africa, and in 1913 he returned to England and began practice in London in partnership with Alexander Scott.

Baker world all over the world and in 1912 went to work in India with Edwin Landseer Lutyens where he went on to design the Secretariat Building, Parliament House, and designed the bungalows of Members of Parliament in New Delhi.

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