Partners & Staff
Laurence F. Wilson
Larry has over thirty-five years of architectural experience, and over twenty years as a firm Partner. He received his A.A.S. in Civil Technology from Hudson Valley Community College, then continued to New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) to receive a Bachelor's of Architecture.
He has overseen a full range of projects which include the restoration of historic landmark buildings, such as the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York; as well as the design of contemporary structures, such as the First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany in Albany, New York. The projects have included conservation of historic building fabric; comprehensive renovation and rehabilitation; adaptive-use conversions; such as Shepley, Rutan & Coolidge's Chatham Union Station in Chatham, New York; and the design of additions to historic buildings, such as the Fort Orange Club Athletic Facility in Albany, New York. Larry has also worked closely with multiple universities, such as Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts, Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York and Cornell University in Ithaca, New York.
M. Jeffrey Baker
Jeff has been with the firm for over thirty-years and has been a firm Partner for over twenty years. After his graduation from Hudson Valley Community College, Jeff attended Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) where he earned a Bachelor’s of Building Science and a Bachelor’s of Architecture.
A few examples of Jeff’s work include the restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in Charlottesville, Virginia; Thomas Jefferson’s Poplar Forest in Lynchburg, Virginia; James Madison’s Montpelier, in Montpelier Station, Virginia; the Newport Country Club in Newport, Rhode Island; the reconstruction of the 1660’s Brick Chapel at St. Mary’s City, Maryland; the restoration of the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vermont; the restoration of the New York State Capitol in Albany, New York; Stratford Hall in Stratford, Virginia; the restoration of Thomas Jefferson’s “Academical Village” at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia; as well as the Frank Lloyd Wright-designed campus at Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida. Jeff has also been retained to assist in the restoration of George Washington’s Mount Vernon in Virginia.
Thomas A. Burgess
Tom began his career with the firm in 2004 and has over sixteen years of experience specializing in historic preservation. He received his A.A.S. in Architectural Technology from the State University of New York at Delhi. After several years with MCWB, Tom relocated to Boston to earn his Bachelors of Architecture degree at Boston Architectural College while working full time at a Boston firm. Shortly after, he returned to MCWB and became a Partner in 2020.
Tom’s work at MCWB has been focused on University and College Campuses, having completed both new construction and restoration projects at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia; Florida Southern College in Lakeland, Florida; Cornell University in Ithaca, New York; Hamilton College in Clinton, New York; and Syracuse University in Syracuse, New York. He has also worked as the Project Architect at Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello on the restoration of the Textile Workshop, Stables, and the North and South Dependencies; at George Washington’s Mount Vernon on the stabilization of the Mansion; and historic restoration of A Country Estate in Pennsylvania used as a retreat center, complete with a Japanese Tea House and Pool House.
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