Louis F. Baird
Lou brings almost 45 years of management, strategic planning, design coordination, construction and maintenance experience to Baird & Associates. Lou spent the majority of his career with the Archdiocese of Baltimore where he served as Director of Facilities for approximately 16 years and later as the director of facilities planning and project development. During Lou’s tenure he participated in the Archdiocesan Parish Administration Program as a guest lecturer on Facility Management to Seminarians, held at St. Mary’s Seminary and University in Baltimore, MD.
In February, 2004, Lou began his own consulting firm, originally as Global Facilities Management & Development, offering project management and development services to primarily religious and nonprofit entities on a regional basis. Currently as Baird & Associates he is the CEP and has been instrumental in expanding our service offerings to religious and nonprofit clients on a national scale as well as the Caribbean region.
Lou is a 1969 graduate of Loyola University – Maryland) with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business and Finance. He conducted Graduate Studies in Landscape Architecture and Planning at North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC from 1970-72.
Lou has been a member of the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA), since 1991, achieving the designation of Certified Facility Manager (CFM) and serving as president of the Chesapeake Chapter for 2 years. Lou is a founding member, past president and currently the Executive Director of the Conference for Catholic Facility Management, a national association of Diocesan and Religious Facility representatives. Lou is a past member of the Baltimore Building Congress and Exchange serving as a Board member and on the Civic Affairs, Program and Craftsmanship Committees. He also served on Boards and Committees of several Religious and non-profit institutions such as the Baltimore and Denver Provinces of the Redemptorist Fathers, Benedictine Sisters in Baltimore, Msgr. O’Dwyer Youth Retreat House and Visitation Sisters, as well as a former Member of the Board of Trustees at Loyola Blakefield, where he continues as a member of the Building and Grounds Committee.
Michael J. Baird
Michael’s experience in facilities services ranges from construction supervision, project management, property assessments, construction cost analysis and estimation. Michael began his career in 1997 as a project engineer with The Whiting – Turner Company where his responsibilities included estimating, project set-up, management of project schedules, subcontractors and suppliers. Sample projects under Michael’s responsibilities at W-T included the Westminster Volunteer Fire Station ($8,000,000), SECU Corporate headquarters ($12,000,000) and the Lowe’s Home Improvement Center ($6,000,000). Michael also spent time with Oak Contracting and the F.M. Harvey Construction company where he had responsibility for projects at Johns Hopkins School of Public Health, St. Matthews Roman Catholic Church and Baltimore Country Club. Recently managed projects with Baird & Associates include Baywoods of Annapolis, Franciscan Friars Carrollton Hall, Loyola Blakefield Wheeler Hall addition, Stella Maris Retirement Community, St. Clements Mission, Holy Redeemer College and St. Mary’s rectory of Annapolis. Michael focused his studies, at Johns Hopkins University, on economics and finance.