Kyle Barker, AIA, NCARB
Founding Principal (he/him)

Kyle formed Primary Projects in 2018 after 10+ years working at three of the country’s top architecture firms. A drive to design inclusive, energy-positive 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.


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: Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan

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


Portland Society for Architecture’s Complete City: Filled In Competition, Grand Prize2021

Rotch Travelling Scholarship
Winner, 2021 
Runner-Up, 2020
Finalist, 2017
MIT Alpha Rho Chi Medal 

MIT Rosemary D. Grimshaw Thesis Prep Award

ZGF Architecture Award

MIT Louis C. Rosenberg Travel Fellowship

MIT Merit-Based Fellowship

University of Cincinnati Outstanding Graduate

Gensler Donald Brinkmann Scholarship


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


Design Advocates
Participating Firm & 
Member of Structure + Organization Committee

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

Architect Small Group Member & General Member

Jacqueline Traudt
Designer (she/her)

Jacqueline joined Primary Projects while completing her Master of Architecture degree at Washington University in St. Louis. As a member of the team, she strives to create spaces for living that celebrate domestic life and dwelling. She embraces all opportunities to engage in the design process and feels most herself when working through design problems with friends and peers. Her favorite design moments are thoughtful details that maximize the potential of a material.

Registrations & Certifications
LEED Green Associate (USGBC)


Graduate School of Architecture - Chair’s Scholarship,
Washington University in St. Louis

Academic Honors Scholarship,
Savannah College of Art and Design

KaTO Design Competition
Honorable Mention