Barry succesfully completed the Architectural and Construction course at Highlands College, Jersey in 1983 and applied for membership of CIAT (then known as SAAT) in the same year.
He began work as a junior for BJR Garner and Associates, Chartered Architects in January 1972 and remains the sole survivor of the practice to this day. The company changed names several times over the years and Barry become a partner with a Chartered Architect in 1999. They are now known as Arkitecture Ltd.
Arkitecture Ltd has been involved with some diverse projects in Jersey including the only fuel compound, undersea cable link buildings for the local electricity company, connecting Jersey with the European Grid, supermarkets, pubs, restaurants, hotels, retail, health, office and domestic works.
Barry become a member of the Jersey Construction Forum in 1990 and when it folder in early 200, he was a founder member of the newly formed Jersey Construction Council and sat on it until 2008, latterly as Chair of the Education and Professional Development Committee. He has represented the body annually at the local careers fair and has writtena couple of small documents to hand out to students in an effort to communication in simple terms the diverse range of jobs the local construction industry has to offer.
Barry joined the Council of BIAT in 1999. This became the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists in 2005 and he represented them until November 2012, sitton on the Finance Committee, Conduct Committee, Chair of ATSL, Executive Board from its inception in 2005 and becoming the Institute's President Elect in November 2008, President in 2009/2010 and Imeediate Past President in 2011.
He has been awarded the Gold Award from CIAT for dedication to the Institute and the construction industry. He is currently a membership assessor and moderator.
Barry became an external examinar at London South Bank University in 2009 for five years and then became an external examiner at Birmingham City University for a further four years.
Barry enjoys offering the benefit of his experience to the younger generation through taking school students every year for two to three weeks on the 'Project Trident Scheme'. This gives them a taste of work not just in an architectural practice but within the construction industry
Every generation tries to improve on what went before, often by denigrating the past as old fashioned and out-dated. In the construction sector, that axiom has led to some tragic destruction of our architectural heritage. Crafted features, such as joinery, fireplaces, architraves and tiling, have been covered over or ripped out, to be replaced with alternatives that have not stood the test of time well in terms of either quality or aesthetics.