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ALEX BARKER, AIA PORTFOLIO

harrison.a.barker@gmail.com 703.965.9614


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INTRODUCTION SELECTED WORKS

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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ABOUT ME

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RESUME

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WILLOW HALL

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BEALE HOUSE

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BEALE SQUARE

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SAPNA

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CHARLOTTESVILLE

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ABOUT ME

I am committed to architecture that activates its surroundings physically, socially, culturally, and environmentally. I have worked as a design leader on projects of all scales, and I believe in a team-oriented, collaborative approach that engages every member of the project at every phase. Since graduating from Virginia Tech, I have spent my career in Washington, D.C. and Austin, Texas primarily focused on multifamily residential and higher education work. Outside the office, my wife and I enjoy discovering new restaurants, seeing live music, and hopelessly rooting for the Nationals.

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CONTACT EDUCATION 2006-2011

CERTIFICATION

EXPERIENCE 2015-2018

2011-2015

2008 & 2009 SELECTED PROJECTS

Alex Barker, AIA, LEED AP | harrison.a.barker@gmail.com | 703.965.9614 | issuu.com/habarker Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech) BArch in College of Architecture + Urban Studies Cumulative GPA: 3.62 Cum Laude AIA License - Virginia LEED Accredited Professional 2014 CADD Microsystems Revit Training Certification Barnes Gromatzky Kosarek Architects - Austin, TX Associate Principal | Project Architect Engaged in project acquisition, contract negotiations, user programming, design, documentation, and construction administration of education projects. Cunningham |Quill Architects - Washington, D.C. Project Designer | Project Manager Designed, documented and managed single and multifamily residential projects through all project phases, led team meetings and navigated projects through local and government approval agencies. Summer Intern Contributed to design development of residential and urban planning projects, produced physical models, site surveys, autocad drafting, andcollaborated in client and consultant meetings. New Southwest Elementary School. Austin, TX | 2018-present | Project Architect AISD Elementary School, New Construction, 87,000 SF, 28 M Member of the interview team, engaged in contract negotiations, led project through schematic design. Texas State University - Willow Hall, Austin, TX | 2015-2018 | Project Architect Health Professions Education Building, New Construction, 107,500 SF, 43.5 M Led the project through design, documentation, construction administration and project close out. This project was delivered on time and under budget. Beale House, Washington, D.C. |2012-2015 | Project Designer, Project Manager 16 Unit Condominium, Gut Renovation, 16,000 SF, 3.2M Led the project through design, documentation, permitting, construction administration and project close out. Selected all finishes and appliances to meet budget and market analysis.

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ACTIVITIES 2011-2015 SKILLS

Beale Square, Washington, D.C | 2012-2015 | Project Designer, Project Manager Five Townhouses, New Construction, 17,000 SF, 3.8 M Led the project through design, documentation, community approval process, collaborated with legal council for the approval of two zoning variances from the D.C. Board of Zoning Administration. Sapna Residence, Washington, D.C. | 2011-2014 | Project Designer Single Family Home, New Construction, 7,800 SF, 1.8 M Worked directly with the client and consultants to develop final design, produced SD, DD, and CD documentation, responded to all ASK/RFI/Submittals during the CA process. Charlottesville Strategic Investment Area Plan | 2011-2014 | Project Designer Urban Planning Project Created the graphics and renderings for client and regulatory approvals. These graphics and renderings were used in award submissions, resulting in winning AIA and CNU Charter awards. 2018 CNU Charter Award | Charlottesville Strategic Investment Area Plan 2014 AIA Award of Excellence - Washington D.C. | Charlottesville Strategic Investment Area Plan 2014 AIA Award of Honor- Virginia | Charlottesville Strategic Investment Area Plan 2013 AIA Award Unbuilt Award - Washington, D.C. | St. Elizabeth Water Tower Washington, D.C. AIA Young Architects Series Volunteered teaching architecture to students ages 7-12 for DC AIA chapter. The program teaches the different skills and facets of architecture ranging from site surveying to model design. Proficient in AutoCAD, Revit, SketchUP, VRAY, Adobe Suite, Acrobat, Microsoft Office Suite

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SELECTED WORKS

WILLOW HALL

TEXAS STATE Health Professions Building Round Rock, TX 2015-2018 107,500 SF | 43.5 M Project Architect SD, DD, CD Documentation Construction Administration

Willow Hall houses Texas State’s Department of Physical Therapy, Respiratory Care and Communication Disorders. This 107,500 GSF project contains a mixture of traditional classrooms, lecture halls, faculty offices, conference rooms and collaboration spaces, as well as a functioning medical clinic that serves the public.

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THE CAMPUS Willow Hall is the third building to be built on Texas State’s new Round Rock Campus. The campus, located in the healthcare hub of North Austin, will eventually host all of Texas State’s healthcare education departments. INCREASED PROGRAM During schematic design, Texas State requested that the building support a 20% increase in enrollment capacity without increasing the budget. This was achieved by maximizing efficiencies through shared spaces to allow for an addition of 27,000 GSF ROUND ROCK CAMPUS MASTERPLAN to the project. Due to the campus’ height and footprint restrictions, the added 27,000 GSF had to be located below grade. The design team was challenged to create a lower level that did not feel like it was below grade. This was achieved by cutting out portions of the first floor slab to allow natural light and views to LOWER LEVEL STUDIES - NATURAL LIGHT CONDITIONS the lower level. Vertical pendants are suspended through the atrium, bringing added light and a visual connection between floors. THIRD FLOOR SECOND FLOOR FIRST FLOOR ADDED LOWER LEVEL

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DESIGN PROCESS The campus standards’ strict guide of allowed materials dictated an aesthetic that was not in line with our vision for Willow Hall. The design team was required to go through a variance approval presentation for every material that deviated from the campus standards. The use of material boards and renderings (left) were critical to getting the owner’s approval. After the completion of the project, Texas State changed their campus standards to match the materials and systems used at Willow Hall. COLLABORATION SCALE Due to the added program, the student study and collaboration spaces are allocated throughout the public areas of the building. Collaborative spaces that ranged in scale were designed to accommodate individuals, small groups and large gatherings of students.

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BGKA was challenged to realize Texas State’s vision of mixing traditional classroom settings with hands-on learning, allowing students to cement theory with real-world application. Willow Hall balances student support, classroom and open collaboration spaces with a publicly functioning healthcare clinic. Careful consideration was required to design spaces that promote school community and collaboration while also adhering to the OSHA and HIPAA requirements of the clinic.

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State-of-the-art instructional labs provide active learning through technology that will complement the hands-on practical experience of the exam rooms and research labs. Interactive learning is critical to student success in healthcare professions. The interactive lab is designed to promote class discussion and small group break-outs.

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BEALE HOUSE

Condominium Renovation Washington, D.C. 2012-2015 16,000 SF|16 Units|3.2 M

Project Manager SD, DD, CD Documentation Construction Administration

This 1920s four-story masonry apartment building underwent a complete gut renovation after receiving fire damage to its fourth floor in 2012. Our client was interested in creating hyper efficient units that market to the mid 30’s transient demographic. The result was 16 contemporarily designed two-bedroom units, 850 SF in size, listing at 450K. These units were designed with ceiling mounted HVAC units and custom inset galley kitchens to maximize square footage. All units were sold prior to completion of construction.

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BEALE HOUSE New Town Houses Washington, D.C. 2012-2016 17,000 SF|5 Units|3.8 M Project Designer Project Manager SD, DD, CD Documentation Construction Administration

This project consists of the new construction of five townhouses on an alley-bound lot in the Bloomindale Neighborhood of Washington, D.C. Designed in the 1920s carriage house aesthetic, the building has a heavy two story masonry base with a standing seam third floor “addition�. Tall masonry walls and a shared gardened front courtyard simultaneously give the residents a place of privacy and social interaction.

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APPROVAL PROCESS After initially receiving opposition from local public and governmental agencies, we hosted a series of design charets in neighbor’s living rooms to gain community support. We then worked with our client’s legal counsel to successfully achieve two use-variances from the DC Board of Zoning Administration. 1

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SAPNA Single Family Home Washington, D.C. 2011-2014 7,800 SF | 1.8 M

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Inspired by the hindi word for dream, this house is designed to engage the individual physically with the earth and visually with nature. The site is located along a steep wooded hillside in Washington D.C., offering western views of the park beyond.

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With a family consisting of two parents that work from home and three rambunctious young boys, the challenge was to design a house that was completely open and connected, while also providing private office space. The response is a double height L shaped bar buried into the hillside with an intersecting cantilevered arm stretching out towards the treetops. This arm, functioning as office space, creates a glass enclosed central courtyard, combining physical privacy with visual connectivity.

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CHARLOTTESVILLE Urban Planning Washington, D.C. 2011-2013

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The Strategic Investment Area Plan for the City of Charlottesville transforms a forgotten former industrial low-income area into a vibrant new mixedincome, mixed-use neighborhood. I was responsible for all renderings and graphics for this project, resulting in two AIA and a Congress for New Urbanism Awards.

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EXISTING CONDITION Characterized today by under-utilized industrial buildings, vacant lots, and aging public housing on super blocks, the 330 acre plan area exhibits challenges with lower economic indicators in population density, incomes, education levels, and homeownership than other areas of the city. 35

ECOLOGICAL COORIDOR A greenway linear park, incorporating new technical systems of storm water capture, filtration and release, connects new and existing neighborhoods creating centrally located multi-functional community open spaces, with areas for urban farming, urban civic spaces, community gathering, play fields, and a restored riparian corridor.


RESIDENTIAL DRIVER Creating new mixed-use, mixed-income neighborhoods that reweave the core SIA area of former industrial and public housing sites with the adjacent neighborhoods and that re-connect the area’s pedestrian, bicycle, and street grid system.

ECONOMIC DRIVER A redesigned, pedestrian friendly “2nd Street” corridor with ground floor community serving retail, restaurants, and locations for community services providers with residential and office use above, connecting the downtown pedestrian mall to a new civic plaza and central place in the core area of the Plan. 36


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Multi-Family Residential Washington, D.C. 2012-2013 329,000 SF | 56 M

Project Designer SD Documentation Graphics

The program required 330,000 SF of apartment building space and 90,000 SF of retail space in the NoMa neighborhood of D.C. The client simply asked for “a unique approach to the typical mixed apartment-retail building seen in the D.C. area.

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Demographic studies showed that our target market was first time home buyers in their late 20s and 30s. The studies showed heightened interest in urban connectivity and access to restaurants and bars.

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This donut block typology, with two floors of retail, residential above and an inner amenity courtyard, is what is typically seen in Washington, D.C. This creates an unfavorable condition where the building has very little social interaction with the urban environment, as the pedestrian is limited to the exterior facade.

The design concept was to extend an accessible raised garden through the block. Open to the public and flanked with retail, the building successfully blends the public and private realm while improving urban connectivity.


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GROUND LEVEL 1 2 3 4 5

GARDEN LEVEL

Path to raised garden Entry / Outdoor seating Lobby Sunken Garden Raised Garden

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TYPICAL FLOOR 3-12

ROOF LEVEL

RETAIL AMENITIES APARTMENTS GARDEN / GREEN ROOF PLANTERS STUDIO 1 BR 1 BR + STUDIO 2 BR

Being in a high density neighborhood of Washington, D.C., the units, ranging from studios to two bedrooms, are designed to be hyper efficient in size and contemporary in aesthetics.

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Process

Sketches and study models


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ALEX BARKER, AIA PORTFOLIO

harrison.a.barker@gmail.com 703.965.9614

Alex Barker, AIA, LEED AP - 2018 Portfolio  
Alex Barker, AIA, LEED AP - 2018 Portfolio  
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