Peter Baer

Peter Baer
President

Our fearless founder is one of the most caring people around—he takes the time to ask about your family…and actually listens. From starting the firm in a basement back in the days of fade haircuts and jelly shoes (the 90s to be exact) to keep on the cutting edge of 21st-Century Architectural Design, Peter is one resourceful, visionary guy.

He has built Pinnacle on the foundation of a strong commitment to constant improvement and client satisfaction. His portfolio of work is vast and varied and the theme of enhancing communities has been a constant. Peter believes that success begins with a commitment to others, and he places a high importance on company culture and helping team members reach their full potential. His jokes and ready smiles keep the work environment light.

Besides architecture, Peter knows about a lot of things—one of his favorites is ancient history. Speaking of which, his family has been in Bend since 1917; Peter and his wife live in the house his father built way back when.

Facts about Peter

  • Founded Pinnacle: 1990
  • Years of experience: 33
  • Office Location: Bend
  • Market experience: multi-family housing, healthcare, senior living, education, public, and commercial
  • Education: Bachelor of Architecture, University of Oregon
  • Associations: Building a Better Bend Board Member
  • Certifications & Registrations:
    Registered Architect in Oregon, Arizona, California, Idaho, Massachusetts, Montana, New Mexico, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Washington
    NCARB
    LEED Accredited Professional
    Energy Trust of Oregon New Building Ally