[About us]

Barrett Architecture Studio.  Name recognition certainly is important, but more than that is the personal relationship & personal involvement that we provide.  We work hard to have great working relationships with our clients, contractors, building officials and consultants. Most of our work comes to us word-of-mouth, so that reputation is very important.

We practice architecture.  Even with years of experience, we are still learning and improving how we work and how we design buildings.  An attitude of constant learning makes what we do more enjoyable.  In other words, we don’t settle for “that’s how we’ve always done it”.

Scalable studio.  We can handle projects of various sizes and can add to our team if we need to for a more complex building type.  This flexibility ensures the highest level of personal involvement on every project that we work on.

Solving problems.   What does this mean? Our clients come to us with a variety of needs, both simple and complex.  We find enjoyment in the variety of design challenges that our clients bring to us.  We use design to remove barriers & create solutions for our clients.

 

Lauren Barrett, AIA

Principal

lauren@barrettarchstudio.com

Lauren has been practicing architecture in Birmingham since 1974, and began his own firm in 1980. A Georgia Tech graduate, he and his wife Debbie are members at Mountain Brook Community Church and live in Liberty Park, where they enjoy cooking out on the grill. Lauren prefers ACC basketball over SEC football most anytime.

Lauren has been practicing architecture in Birmingham since 1974, and began his own firm in 1980. A Georgia Tech graduate, he and his wife Debbie are members at Mountain Brook Community Church and live in Liberty Park, where they enjoy cooking out on the grill. Lauren prefers ACC basketball over SEC football most anytime.

 

Katie Kent

Residential | Commercial Designer
Studio Manager

katie@barrettarchstudio.com

Katie is a Lookout Mountain, Georgia native and a graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Textile Design. She is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. As a Designer as well our Studio Manager, she is perpetually switching hats to keeps everything running smoothly; she strives not only to make our graphics sing, but also works with our Clients on interior+finish design. Even though Katie thinks Vulcan is cool, Rock City is definitely better.



Katie is a Lookout Mountain, Georgia native and a graduate of the University of Georgia (Go Dawgs!) where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Art in Textile Design. She is a member of Covenant Presbyterian Church. As a Designer as well our Studio Manager, she is perpetually switching hats to keeps everything running smoothly; she strives not only to make our graphics sing, but also works with our Clients on interior+finish design. Even though Katie thinks Vulcan is cool, Rock City is definitely better.

Brian Barrett, AIA

Principal

brian@barrettarchstudio.com

Brian has been practicing architecture in Birmingham since 1993 upon graduating from Mississippi State University. Brian, his wife Krys, and their four children, Miriam, Jack, Evie, and Ames live in the Brookwood Forest neighborhood of Mountain Brook and are members of Red Mountain Church. Brian loves bold coffee, air cooled German cars and prefers vinyl over digital music.

Brian has been practicing architecture in Birmingham since 1993 upon graduating from Mississippi State University. Brian, his wife Krys, and their four children, Miriam, Jack, Evie, and Ames live in the Brookwood Forest neighborhood of Mountain Brook and are members of Red Mountain Church. Brian loves bold coffee, air cooled German cars and prefers vinyl over digital music.

 

Alyssa McCourt

Interior Designer


alyssa@barrettarchstudio.com

Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Interior Architecture at Samford University. She is originally from Fort Worth, TX but thinks the charm and character of Birmingham is unbeatable. She loves to frequent the staple restaurants of the city, although she finds Birmingham BBQ quaintly tolerable in spite of the glaring lack of quality brisket. You can often find her walking the Jemison trail with her Goldendoodle, Reese.



Alyssa earned her Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Interior Architecture at Samford University. She is originally from Fort Worth, TX but thinks the charm and character of Birmingham is unbeatable. She loves to frequent the staple restaurants of the city, although she finds Birmingham BBQ quaintly tolerable in spite of the glaring lack of quality brisket. You can often find her walking the Jemison trail with her Goldendoodle, Reese.

Adam Kent, AIA

Project Architect

adam@barrettarchstudio.com

Adam has been practicing architecture in Birmingham since 2008. He graduated from Auburn University. Adam & his wife Heather live in the James Hill neighborhood of Ross Bridge with their daughter Caroline, son Taylor, daughter Mattie, and dog Finley. Adam likes long walks on the beach at Hilton Head Island, and eating popsicles.

Adam has been practicing architecture in Birmingham since 2008. He graduated from Auburn University. Adam & his wife Heather live in the James Hill neighborhood of Ross Bridge with their daughter Caroline, son Taylor, daughter Mattie, and dog Finley. Adam likes long walks on the beach at Hilton Head Island, and eating popsicles.

 

Mary Sanders, LEED GA

Architectural Associate


mary@barrettarchstudio.com

Mary joined Barrett Architecture Studio after earning her Bachelor’s of Architecture at Mississippi State University. She is a native to Indian Springs, Alabama. Returning to her roots, she is excited to be part of the ever changing city of Birmingham. Mary loves to travel, especially the U.S. National Parks, her favorite being Zion in Utah.



Mary joined Barrett Architecture Studio after earning her Bachelor’s of Architecture at Mississippi State University. She is a native to Indian Springs, Alabama. Returning to her roots, she is excited to be part of the ever changing city of Birmingham. Mary loves to travel, especially the U.S. National Parks, her favorite being Zion in Utah.