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David Barkin, AIA

Chief Architect - Connecticut DAS/Construction Services

The Chief Architect for the State is a member of the management team overseeing design and construction of State buildings. David is responsible for developing and monitoring quality standards for new and renovated construction and participates in the selection of AEC consultants to the State. In addition, the Chief Architect is the State’s interface with the AEC industry.


David graduated from Duke University with a Bachelor of Arts degree and from Rennselaer Polytechnic Institute with a Bachelor of Architecture degree. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Connecticut. He has worked at Cesar Pelli Associates, New Haven, and headed his own firm, Barkin Associates Architects PC, for over 14 years. Prior to joining state government in 2013, David was Principal at JCJ Architecture, Hartford, where he established and led the Science and Technology Group; in 2011 he was named Director of Architectural Practice Standards.  Noted for historic preservation expertise in the State, he has been an active leader in the architectural community both nationally and in Connecticut, serving on the American Institute of Architects’ Connecticut Board of Directors and, since 2008, on the Connecticut State Architectural Licensing Board. He currently serves on national committees at the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) and is on the Industry Advisory Council for Central Connecticut State University’s construction management degree programs.


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