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Our Story

Baird AE is an award-winning engineering, planning, and architecture firm.  Initially incorporated in 1982, Baird AE has been using innovation and creativity to deliver exceptional engineering, planning and architectural ideas through design.  With over 30 years of experience within the firm, it is our mission to be recognized as Windsor-Essex’s leader in this multidisciplinary field.
Baird AE’s purpose is to provide outstanding design ideas and solutions for our clients through the modern combination of human need, environmental guidance, client value, science and art.
Strategic solutions result from a connection between engineering, planning and architectural teams that have the opportunity to explore alternatives, share experience and envision new ways to solve challenges of the built environment.

Our People

Our people set the foundation and define the company.  Our unique collaboration of engineers, planners and architects give Baird AE the opportunity to establish a modern approach to classic and consistent techniques.  Our mix of experienced specialists and new innovative professionals gives Baird AE a unique approach and advantage.  Although our team is comprised of different facets of design, we all share a common passion for creativity and problem solving.  Our talented staff make us leaders in the industry and trusted in all fields.


Matthew J. Baird

— P.Eng. PMP SCPM- President

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Halliday Pearson

— P.Eng-Partner,Drainage Engineer

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Nadine Chong

– Sr. Architectural Designer



David Basilious

– Junior Drainage Engineer



Don Joudrey

— P.Eng. – Principal Engineer

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Alex Toth

– Senior Project Manager




Peter Sarkis

– CET, Drafting Lead



Melissa Gomer

– Office Administrator



Paul Weidl

— Principal Architect

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David Pistagnesi

– Senior Project Manager




Gary Hillier

– Senior Inspector