Dan Barringer, architect, leed ap id+c



Dan BarringerWith over 25 years as an NCARB registered architect, Dan Barringer has technical knowledge in all aspects of architecture and urban design from design strategies through final construction. His talents have been reflected in projects ranging from the Guangzhou Baiyun International Airport, to multiple projects at the 910th Air Force Base, to projects for the Ohio Department of Natural Resources. From his first class in the University of Minnesota School of Architecture calculating sun angles with cardboard boxes, to designing LEED certified buildings throughout the Midwest using Building Information Modeling (BIM), sustainability has always been his focus.

Dan’s experience as an appointed member of the Upper Arlington Board of Zoning and Planning has given him insight into working with the community towards common goals. As a member of the deciding board on all rulings in conditional use zones and for all zoning variances, Dan Barringer has worked with the residents of Upper Arlington to develop solutions where the applicant, their neighbors, city council and the development staff come away with a feeling of success and a greater future for the city. Many of the solutions are about creating a more sustainable environment tackling concerns such as storm water management, waste management, and the aesthetics of rain barrels. When working with the community, Dan believe that all issues brought before the board must be discussed with the importance that the applicant themselves place on the issue.

As a member of the USGBC – Ohio Chapter, the advocacy and education of Ohio is a daily focus. During his tenure as a past Board Member and Treasurer, Dan led the establishment of the organization’s 501c3 status and full chapter standing with USBC National. Dan further developed the chapter’s initial web presence, email announcements and online event registrations. His current work with the chapter involves the planning of DesignColumbus Education Day and Expo. Dan Barringer has also organized presentations for the chapter’s monthly meetings bringing in groups such as TechColumbus and in April I will be leading a panel discussion What Green means to Zoning Boards.

Dan Barringer’s professional experience includes employment with Skidmore, Owings & Merrill in Chicago as both part of the architecture design studios and a team member for the development of IBM’s Architectural and Design Series CAD software.  His employment with Star Consultants and URS in Columbus, Ellerbe Beckett in Minneapolis and SEH Architectural in St. Cloud continued his implementation and integration of computer technology in architecture.

Today, Dan Barringer’s  focuses on commercial and public projects to improve the environment we live in.  Dan’s extends his professional experience on emerging technology in sustainable (green) markets.

Dan Barringer’s educational background is centered in the American Midwest, with Dan’s Bachelors of Science from the School of Architecture and Urban Design at the University of Wisconsin – Milwaukee in 1986 and Dan’s Masters in Architecture from the University of Minnesota in 1993. Dan’s interests in architecture has taken him to further his studies throughout North America, Spain, Greece, Italy, France, United Kingdom, Germany, China and New Zealand in order to gain knowledge of architectural practices.

Through his active involvement in the profession and the community Dan believe his experience can assist in growing Sustainability Initiatives in Ohio.