David Barr graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Cincinnati in 2005. In 2007, he received his Masters of Architecture, also from the University of Cincinnati. While a student, he served as a GA to the graduate school director, Patricia Kucker. He was also president of the Masters of Architecture Program within the School of Architecture and Interior Design (SAID), and treasurer of the Student Society of SAID.
During his time at school, David worked as an intern for SmithGroup JJR Architects (Phoenix, Arizona), Lippincott Brand Strategies (New York City) and Archi-Tectonics (New York City). Following graduation, David worked 3 months as a Designer at Michael Mcinturf Architects (Cincinnati, Ohio) before returning to work full-time for Archi-Tectonics. His current position at OPerA studio is Design Director, overseeing both office management and design responsibilities.
Throughout his career David has worked on many high profile projects, including Ports 1961 (stores in Shanghai, China, and Paris, France), and the high-end V33 Condominium Building (New York City). His work has been mentioned in publications such as Interior Design Magazine, Mark Magazine, The Architect’s Newspaper, and Surface Magazine.
As a designer, David is committed to finding solutions which react to site and cultural conditions, as well as exploring advanced fabrication techniques. His recent work has expanded upon these ideas by re-interpreting traditional materials and details through contemporary forms and fabrication methods.