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Anderson Barker is a purpose-driven design firm focused on transforming challenged communities. We share the belief that smart and sensitive planning, matched with capital sources, can solve the key challenges of rapid urban growth in large metropolises. Designing strategic projects to grow local market economies specifically will result in a better quality of life for residents. Continuous modernization of our cities and infrastructures go hand-in-hand with the preservation and enhancement of the existing cultural identities. Utilizing a city’s diversity of culture and income will create memorable and beautiful communities that support positive living for children, adults, and retirees while also producing revenue to support public services.

Our great team

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Michael H. Anderson, AIA, NOMAPrincipal

Education: Southern California Institute of Architecture Author: The Challenge of Change: Internal Obstacles Preventing Economic Growth of Black Communities of Los Angeles Michael Anderson has more than 35 years of diverse experience in architecture, urban planning, transit and community development. He has been design principal for projects in aviation, transit, civic administration, education, and commercial, residential, and municipal infrastructures. My purpose: “As an architect, my purpose is to advocate for, design, and seek funding for projects that benefit the greater public needs, including economic and redevelopment strategies within challenged communities. My belief is we can utilize the city’s diversity of culture and income to create memorable and beautiful communities that support positive living for every person while producing new revenue for local government.”

Elliot S. Barker, NOMAPrincipal

Education: Master of Architecture University of California Berkeley, CA Elliot Barker is a second-generation architect who has experience in a broad range of projects, including K-12 and higher education, aviation, transit administration, and residential, commercial, and recreation facilities. His career began in his father’s firm, Edward C. Barker Associates, in 1976. Barker and has served as Project Architect for Los Angeles Community College District, Los Angeles Unified School District, and Santa Monica Community College. In transit design he served as Project Manager and Project Architect on the Metro Red Line Vermont/Sunset Station, Metro Blue Line Light Rail, and Construction Management on the Tom Bradley International Terminal West at Los Angeles International Airport.

Angie Mason
Angie Mason, AICP, APASenior Planner

Education: PG Dip., Urban Planning Law, Leeds University, UK MSc (Hons) Planning and Resource Management (Cum Laude), Lincoln University, New Zealand BA Political Science and Economics, University of Canterbury, New Zealand Angie Mason served as Senior Project Planner to coordinate joint development studies, transit-oriented development zones and station area planning around all eight stations along the Crenshaw/LAX Light Rail Transit Line. She was responsible for project management of the Enabling Projects at the new Tom Bradley West International Terminal and served as the main contact for clients and airport authority stakeholders. Mason has diverse expertise in project planning and management and has managed multidisciplinary teams, and coordinated with federal, state, and city officials. Key projects include the Los Angeles Industrial Land Study and Cornfields Specific Plan for the City of Los Angeles. Examples of her most noted projects in the UK include Dublin International Airport, Bournemouth International Airport, Gatwick Airport Master Plan Review, Royal Docks & London City Airport Options Appraisal, Crossrail/London Transport Interchange, Cambridge Airport, South Kilburn Master Plan (London), and the London Olympics 2012 Master Plan.

Thom Webster
Thomas WebsterPrincipal

Education: BA in Criminal Justice/Sociology LaSalle University Certification in Management from the University of Delaware Service: United States Marine Corps Thomas Webster is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur in the creation and development of for-profit and nonprofit organizations for the private and public sectors. He has over 30 years of involvement with assisting organizations as a senior advisor managing the planning and development of business strategies, the launching and expansion of new divisions, and the financing and capitalization of programs. He currently serves as the President of Eastern Region for Anderson Barker Architects. Webster has served as Chairman of The Board for NeighborhoodNow, a $20 million nonprofit spin-off from the Pew and William Penn Foundations, which was originally formed as an economic development advisory board whose members were primarily banking institutions collaborating to drive community reinvestment.