TARYN BARRETT, AIA 

Associate Principal

tarynb@duncanwisniewski.com

Taryn returned home to Vermont and joined Duncan•Wisniewski Architecture in 2008 upon completion of her master’s degree at Miami University.  Her success at balancing academics and div. 1 athletics prepared her to steadily advance and contribute to the firm in a multitude of ways.  She has contributed to various award winning projects including the neighborhood planning of Bright Street (Burlington) andHickory Street (Rutland), as well as design development and construction drawings of Canal Street Veteran’s Housing.  Taryn achieved licensure in VT and became a member AIA VT where she recently joined the board of directors.  She recently completed project management of the 55,000 sf conversion of an historic brick and timber orphanage into 65 apartments called Liberty House at Cambrian Rise.

Taryn received the AIAS National Honor Award for Community Service for designing a home for Lianna, a young girl with quadriplegic mixed cerebral palsy.  The award went to a member of the AIAS who “enriched communities through the spirit of collaboration through design.” Taryn also received a grant for the AIA Women’s Leadership Summit, an enlightening experience that highlighted the power of women architects to advocate for one another, promote equity and education, and enrich their local communities.  Taryn lives in Colchester with her husband T.J. and two young children Brynn and Madden.


EDUCATION

  • Miami University;  Master of Architecture, 2008.
  • Miami University;  Bachelor of Arts in Architecture, 2006.
  • Teaching/Traveling Research: London, England, & Italy 2007.
  • St. Johnsbury Academy, St. Johnsbury Vermont, Class of 2002.

EXPERIENCE    

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

AWARDS & CREDENTIALS

  • AIA Member (Vermont Chapter), Board of Directors
  • 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

PUBLICATIONS    

  • 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