Kyle Barker, AIA, NCARB
Founder

Kyle formed Primary Projects in 2018 after 10+ years working at three of the country’s top architecture firms. A quest to design inclusive, energy-positive housing drives his work, research, and teaching. An eternal tinkerer, Kyle is always searching for better, simpler solutions to achieve his clients’ goals. He is passionate about design in its many forms and values clear communication above all: with extensive experience as a facilitator, Kyle strives to ask the questions that get clients the project they want. He also really loves hummingbirds and peanut butter.




Experience

MERGE Architects
Senior Associate, 2016-2021

MASS Design Group
Associate, 2014-2016

Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Designer, 2008-2010


Education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
School of Architecture + Planning
MArch

University of Cincinnati
College of Design, Architecture, Art & Planning
BSID


Registrations & Certifications
Registered Architect
Massachusetts
Michigan

National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB)
Certificate Holder
AXP Supervisor

Awards

Rotch Travelling Scholarship
Winner, 2021 
Runner-Up, 2020
Finalist, 2017

MIT Alpha Rho Chi Medal 
2014

MIT Rosemary D. Grimshaw Thesis Prep Award
2013

ZGF Architecture Award
2013

MIT Louis C. Rosenberg Travel Fellowship
2013

MIT Merit-Based Fellowship
2011-2013

University of Cincinnati Outstanding Graduate
2008

Gensler Donald Brinkmann Scholarship
2006

Teaching

Northeastern University
Master’s Thesis

Northeastern University
Urban Walk-Up Housing Studio

Boston Architectural College
Design Thinking Seminar

Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Pre-Orientation Workshop

Singapore University of Technology & Design
First Year Curriculum Development


Memberships

Design Advocates
Participating Firm & 
Member of Structure + Organization Committee

American Institute of Architects /
Boston Society of Architects
General Member & Member of Small Practice Network

EntreArchitect
Architect Small Group Member & General Member