The Boston Architectural College is pleased to announce that Jim Barrett '87, AIA, LEED was honored with the 2012 Alumni in Practice Award for Architecture on November 16, 2012 at the BAC Reception at ABX. Jim was nominated and selected to receive the award by his alumni peers who gratefully acknowledge the scale and quality of his work.
The BAC Alumni Association presents Practice Awards to alumni who have made significant contributions to the design community. Alumni who receive this award are considered to be those who bring honor to their professions and provide exemplary service in the fields of architecture and interior design.
Jim's extensive portfolio is testament to his experience with the BAC, featuring projects that were designed largely by BAC alumni, students, and faculty.
"His work is cutting edge, covering a variety of building types, design emphasis and uses, from education to health care to institutional," said Bernie Goba '69, AIA, DFA (Hon). "In each case, his work is worthy of recognition."
Upon graduating from the BAC in 1987, Jim began practicing architecture at DRA and became a principal in 1999. His work at DRA includes the West Bristol K-8 School, Bristol, CT; Needham High School, Needham, MA; Miss Porter's School, Farmington, CT; the O'Brian Technical High School, Ansonia, CT; the Lyndon Institute Campbell House Dormitory; the Suffolk County Superior Courthouse, Boston, MA (renovation); Silver Lake Regional High School, Kingston, MA; Silver Lake Regional Middle School, Kingston, MA; Weymouth High School, Weymouth, MA; New England School of Acupuncture, Newton, MA; and the Franciscan Hospital for Children, Boston, MA.
Jim is a member of the American Institute of Architects, the Boston Society of Architects, US Green Building Council, Council of Educational and Facility Planners International, and Boston Society of Architects Healthcare Committee. Additionally, he has been a faculty member at the BAC. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Interior Design, Design Resource Management from the University of Connecticut and a Bachelor of Architecture from The Boston Architectural College.