Great Lakes by Design: The Architects feat. Rebecca Barry
Ghafari’s Director of Architecture, Rebecca Barry, AIA, NCARB, was recently profiled in Great Lakes by Design in the magazine’s annual “The Architects” series. In her profile, Becky speaks about the trajectory of her architectural career, her own design philosophy, and the inherent social responsibility in crafting the built environment.
“As architects, we are responsible for envisioning and further executing the creation of everything that surrounds us and, in my opinion, we have a social responsibility to advocate and contribute to our built environment in a positive way,” she says. “There has to be an emphasis spent on the environmental impact and it has to be more of a human-centric experience.”
Over a career spanning 25+ years, Becky has worked in building programming and planning, construction document coordination and production, code review and analysis, and client relations across commercial hospitality, retail, government, and industrial markets. She credits a desire for the arts, a means of self-artistic expression, as the inspiration that drew her to architecture from a young age. Today, Becky holds architectural licensure in more than 15 states, is NCARB certified, and is a member of the AIA. She was also recognized as a Crain’s Detroit Business “Notable Women in Design”.