David Barkin

Adjunct Professor and Chief Architect, Connecticut Department of Administrative Services

Department of Public Policy


Bachelor of Arts, Duke University, Economics, 1980
Bachelor of Architecture, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1986
Master of Public Administration, University of Connecticut, 2018

Professional Experience

Chief Architect, State of Connecticut, Department of Administrative Services
Adjunct Faculty, University of Connecticut Department of Public Policy
Principal Architect, JCJ Architecture, 2006 through 2013
Principal Architect, Barkin Associates Architects, PC, 1993 through 2005
Architect, Cesar Pelli Associates, 1988 through 1993
Financial Analyst, General Electric, 1980 through 1983

Mr. David Barkin  

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 design and quality standards for new and renovated construction and participates in the selection of AEC consultants to the State. The Chief Architect is also the State’s interface with the Architectural / Engineering and Construction (AEC) industry. In addition to Chief Architect, David is currently adjunct faculty at the University of Connecticut’s Department of Public Policy in Hartford where he teaches Project Management to MPA candidates.

Previously he worked at Cesar Pelli Associates, New Haven, and subsequently headed his own firm, Barkin Associates Architects PC, for over 13 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. He is noted for historic preservation expertise in the State and 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 where he was appointed Chair in 2017. 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.

David Barkin
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