Minami Baum

“Design is an integral part of my life, influencing the way I perceive and interact with my environment.”

Having grown up in Japan, Minami journeyed to the US for her college education, bringing with her a cultural perspective that embraces trends while holding tradition in high regard. For Minami, becoming an architectural designer was a natural fit, allowing her to present designs that are genuine, enduring, and tell meaningful stories. With a focus on commercial design and master planning, she oversees every stage of the design process, ensuring a unified integration of aesthetics and functionality.  

Minami’s approach is grounded in the belief that the spaces we inhabit shape the overall experience of everyday life. Her work reflects a harmonious blend of cultural influences and a commitment to creating designs that stand the test of time, narrating stories through architectural expression. She has contributed to several outstanding AO retail and mixed-use projects including 2nd & PCH in Long Beach, the Carson Country Mart, Chandler Fashion Center in Arizona, the master plan at Las Colinas Quarter in Irving, Texas, and The Cliff in Henderson, Nevada. 

Minami in three words:

Team Player. Creative. Accomplished.


Bachelor of Architecture, Cal Poly San Luis Obispo