Alexandra Barker MArch ’98 recently participated in a panel discussion conducted by Architect Magazine and entitled “Modern Design: Planning Secure Structures. Curating Pleasant Environments.” The panel asked: How can architects navigate demands for both new school construction and renovations while designing with the right balance of comfort, daylighting, aesthetics and security? 

Additionally, on January 15, 2020, Barker will take part in the panel “Residential Architecture Now: Brooklyn,” co-hosted by AIA New York and AIA Brooklyn’s Custom Residential Architects Networks (CRAN). The group will discuss the unique experiences of practitioners who live, work, and design homes in the borough of Brooklyn, New York City.

Alexandra Barker is a founding principal of BAAO Architects, a Brooklyn-based practice focusing on residential, retail, and educational projects. The work has received national and international recognition through awards and publications. She is also the Assistant Chair and Adjunct Associate Professor with part-time tenure at Pratt Institute, where she helped to inaugurate the Masters in Architecture program in 2001 and received several grants to integrate practice and education. In addition, she teaches in the Pratt Young Scholars program which educates interested disadvantaged youth in coursework in art and design.