Taryn Barrett joined Duncan•Wisniewski Architecture in 2008 upon completion of her master’s degree, and has steadily advanced and contributed to the firm in a multitude of ways, ranging from office management to project management.  Most recently Taryn was the project architect on Liberty House, the conversion of a historic 55,000 sf brick and timber ca 1882 vacated orphanage into apartments.  

    Taryn attended Miami University in Oxford, Ohio where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in Architecture while competing as a Division 1 Track & Field Heptathlete.  Her success at balancing academics and athletics was rewarded with Female Scholar Athlete of the Year for Miami in 2006.  She continued at Miami to earn her Master of Architecture degree, presented her thesis at three ACSA conferences, received the Henry Adams AIA medal for the top ranking graduating student, and the AIAS National Honor Award for Community Service in 2008 for a home designed and built for a young girl with cerebral palsy.  Taryn achieved licensure in Vermont upon completing the NCARB exams in 2016. She lives in Colchester, Vermont with her husband T.J. and two young children Brynn and Madden.


  • Miami University;  Master of Architecture, 2008.
  • Miami University;  Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2006.
  • Teaching/Traveling Research: London, England, & Italy 2007.


  • Architect, Duncan•Wisniewski Architecture; Burlington, VT, 2008-present 
  • Intern, Black River Design; Montpelier, VT, 2004-2007.


  • AIA Member (Vermont Chapter)
  • 2017 Sho-Ping Chin, FAIA Women’s Leadership Grant Recipient (awarded to women architects advancing toward leadership)
  • 2016 AIAVT Emerging Professional Network Design Charrette Winner
  • 2008 Henry Adams AIA Medal (top-ranking graduating student in each NAAB-accredited architecture program)
  • 2007-08 AIAS Community Service Honor Award (highest award “to enrich of communities in a spirit of collaboration through design”)
  • 2006 Miami University Female Scholar Athlete of the Year
  • 2005 Miami University Undergraduate Summer Scholars Award
  • 2005 Chicago Metal Construction Band Shell Competition, First Prize
  • 2004 EPA Team Award for Recycled Paper Wall System


  • Thesis: New Lives for Industrial Buildings: Merging Preservation and Sustainability
  • Proceedings for 2007/2008 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Annual Conference, Central Conference, and Southeast Fall Conference