Alexandra Barker

Alexandra Barker

Brooklyn, NY, US



Alexandra Barker, AIA, LEED AP and Reid Freeman are principals of Barker Freeman Design Office, based in New York.  The firm employs material research, fabrication technologies and system design as generative tools in the design process to develop multivalent, responsive spatial solutions.  Current projects include residential and cultural projects in New York City, Long Island, Virginia, Georgia, and in Inner Mongolia in China, as a member of Ordos 100.  The work of the firm has been exhibited at the Architectural League, Art Basel, and Beijing, and profiled in national and international publications.  In 2010 BFDO was named a finalist in the Land Art Generator Initiative for an energy-generating land art project designed for a site in Dubai called Chromatic Energy Landscape.

Barker is an assistant professor and the coordinator of the Masters in Architecture program in the Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Department in the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, where she has taught since 2001.  She has previously taught in the undergraduate architecture department at Princeton University.  At Pratt, she has been the recipient of national grants to integrate practice and education and sustainable principles into Pratt’s graduate architecture curriculum. 

Barker received her MARCH from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she received the Templeton Kelly Prize and the Clifford Wong Housing Prize for her thesis work.  Her undergraduate work in Visual and Environmental Studies was completed at Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Freeman is currently a visiting faculty member at Parsons School of Design at the New School, where he is an instructor for the graduate thesis prep and thesis studio. He previously taught a materials and construction lecture and lab course in the graduate department at Princeton University in the spring of 2007 and 2008.  Freeman has also taught classes in design at Tulane University for Architect's Week. As an architectural photographer his work has appeared in Details, AA Files, Daidalos, Architectural Record, Architecture, and A+U.

Freeman received his MARCH from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design and a Bachelor of Arts from Colgate University with a concentration in Studio Arts.



Apr 2006 - current


Harvard University, MArch, ARCHITECTURE

Sep 1994 - Jun 1998


Sep 1989 - Jun 1993

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