THOMAS BARRIE ARCHITECT
Barrie, FAIA teaches and practices in Raleigh, NC. Tom is Professor of Architecture at the School of Architecture, NC
State University, where he teaches design studios focused on home and housing
design and teaches history and theory courses and seminars. The embodied experience
of architecture, its capacity to connect us with our surroundings, others, and
ourselves, and its potential to materialize our highest ideals, guides his
approach to design. His education in the modernist tradition and research
interests in sacred architecture frame his design philosophy, which focuses on
sensitive siting, path sequences, geometry and proportion, the authentic use of
materials, and sustainable practices. Tom believes that well considered,
comprehensively designed, and skillfully crafted architecture has the capacity
to expand and enrich our lives. His design process is collaborative, inventive
and dedicated to discovering the very best and most cost-effective solutions
for his client’s.
Tom is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects, an Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Distinguished Professor, and the recipient of a number of design awards.
in NC and MA | NCARB Certified