Kyle Barker, AIA, NCARB

Founding Principal (he/him)

Kyle formed Primary Projects in 2021 after over a decade working at three of the country’s top architecture firms. A drive to design inclusive, energy-smart housing fuels 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.


Primary Projects
Founding Principal, 2021-

Merge Architects
Senior Associate, 2016-2021

MASS Design Group
Associate, 2014-2016

Kennedy & Violich Architecture
Designer, 2008-2010


Massachusetts Institute of Technology
School of Architecture + Planning

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

Registrations & Certifications

Registered Architect:
New York

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

Appointments / Memberships

The Cohousing Association of the United States (“CohoUS”)
Advisory Board Member

Boston Society for Architecture
Co-Chair of the Small Practices Network Knowledge Community

American Institute of Architects

Architect Small Group Member


Northeastern University
Home Makeover Master’s Thesis Degree Project Studio

Northeastern University
Home Makeover Master’s Thesis Research Studio

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