Laurence Wilfred "Laurie" Baker
was an award-winning Englisharchitect, renowned for his initiativesin low-cost housing. He CAME toIndia in 1945 in part as a missionaryand since then lived and worked inIndia for over 50 years. He obtainedIndian citizenship in 1989 andresided in Thiruvananthapuram(Trivandrum), Kerala. In 1990, theGovernment of India awarded himwith THE PADMA SHRI, the nation'sfourth highest civilian award, inrecognition of his meritorious servicein the field of architecture.
Baker's innovative use of discarded bottless, creates astained glass effect.