Philippe Barrière has engaged in a wide range of activities in the professional, non-profit and academic realm; on national and international levels; and as an architect, architecture critic, urban planner, associate professor and architecture historian. Philippe received his degree in architecture from the Ecole des Beaux-Arts in Paris. He was granted a scholarship to study at two American graduate programs, at Cranbrook Academy of Art and Cornell University. He received a Master of Sciences in Urban Planning from the Institut d'Urbanisme de Paris, followed by a Master and a Doctorate in Art History at the University Panthéon Sorbonne (Paris). He was engaged in projects in the USA as well as France, Venezuela, the French West Indies, the Middle East (Saudi Arabia, Dubai), Palestinian Territories (West Bank), Kenya, England, Canada, Marocco and Tunisia. He completed his Master’s Degree in architecture at Pratt Institute in New York, where he worked in offices and later started his own design practice. His writings have been widely published in l’Architecture d’Aujourd’hui, Archi-Cree and other publications; his work and the work of his students has been widely exhibited and published worldwide. He has taught at the New York Institute of Technology, Parsons School of Design, the University of Texas at Arlington, l’ Université de Montréal, Drury University, the University of Kansas, l’École Spéciale d’Architecture de Paris, l’École d’Architecture de Université Laval de Québec and l’Université Ibn Khaldoun de Tunis. In 1990 he started a design firm in New York (Philippe Barriere Studio) which later became Philippe Barriere Collective (PB+Co) (see the Collective Bio). Philippe was made a Knight of the Order of Arts and Literature (Chevalier dans l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres), an honor bestowed on him by the French Ministry of Culture for his contribution and achievements as an architect in the field of architecture.
Doct. Hist. de L'Art , Panthéon Sorbonne - Univ. de Paris - MA. Arch. Pratt Institute, (Brooklyn, NY) - Ecole Nationale Sup. des Beaux Arts, (Paris).