7350 E Speedway Blvd.
Suite 210
Tucson, Arizona 85710

(520) 326-3700

Community Involvement

American Institute of Architects
AIA Southern Arizona Architecture Week Committee, 2000 – 2007
AIA Southern Arizona Director, 2006 – 2008
AIA Committee on the Environment (Southern
Arizona Chair), 2006 – 2008

AIA Arizona – Associate of the Year Award, 2000

Pima County Green Building Development Group

City of Tucson
Rainwater Harvesting Ordinance Stakeholder Group, 2005 – 2009
Rainwater Harvesting Ordinance Technical Advisory Group, 2005 – 2009


Kevin Barber AIA, LEED AP


Bachelor of Architecture, University of Arizona, 1996


State of Arizona
US Green Building Council, LEED AP

Professional Experience

Kevin Barber’s experience spans a wide range of public, private, and government project types, including university buildings, schools, wellness centers, museums, recreation centers, athletic facilities, and community centers.  His diverse portfolio and experience on large and small projects requiring the coordination of many disciplines has given him the ability to manage complex and challenging projects in an effective and enjoyable manner.  Kevin is thorough, organized, and committed to excellence.  Clients and colleagues alike appreciate his design skills and work ethic, as well as his sense of humor.  Kevin is a LEED Accredited Professional and a champion of sustainable design.

Kevin Barber joined Swaim Associates in 1996 and became a principal in 2007.

Highlighted Projects

Pascua Yaqui Health & Social Services Family Center
$20.3 Million, 101,000 SF, Preliminary Program and Budget for New Facility to house 4 Community Support Departments, Nursing, Managed Care and Billing, New Pharmacy, and Outpatient Clinics

Pascua Yaqui Boys and Girls Club
$1.8 Million, 6,500 SF Addition to Wellness Center, including Remodel of Meeting Room to also serve as Library and Study Room, Offices, Technology Room, Teen Room, Game Room and Kitchen

Wrightson Ridge K-8 School
$19.6 Million, 78,000 SF School, Classrooms, Kitchen, Playgrounds for lower and upper grades, Science Labs, Admin, Library, Gymnasium, Recreation and Competition Fields.

University of Arizona Highland Commons
$14 Million, 85,000 SF, Campus Health and Disabilities Resources
AIA Arizona Kemper Goodwin Award

Reid Park Zoo Conservation Learning Center
$3.5 Million, 10,000 SF, Education Building, LEED Platinum

Andrada Polytechnic & Pantano High Schools
$15.4 Million, 90,000 SF, Two Schools on Shared Campus Site, Central Commons as MPR, Science Labs, Auto Shop, LEED Silver

University of Oregon Health & Counseling Center
Programming for Alteration/Addition

University of Arizona Highland District Master Plan
700,000 SF, Health Care, Dormitories, Classrooms, Retail

Oro Valley Aquatic Center
$4.6 Million, 6,400 SF, Bathhouse, 50-Meter Competition Pool, 25-Yard Recreation Pool, Diving, Splash Pad, Water Slide

Vail Academy and High School at U of A Tech Park
$5.88 Million, 34,000 SF, High School and K-8 Academy, LEED Gold
2010 Metropolitan Pima Alliance Common Ground Award

Pima County Jackson Employment Center
6,500 SF, LEED Pilot Project for Pima County, Multi-purpose Rooms, Classrooms, Offices, Meeting Room, LEED Gold

Copper View Elementary School
$10.5 Million, 55,000 SF, K-5 School, Shared Campus with Early Childhood Center

Sahuarita School District Early Childhood Center
$2.6 Million, 11,000 SF, Classrooms, Offices, Playground

University of Arizona Student Recreation Center Field
$2 Million, Multi-use Field, Restrooms, Bleachers, Sports Lighting

Clements Fitness Center, City of Tucson
$3.35 Million, 26,000 SF, Gymnasium, Weight Room, Indoor Track, Aerobics Room

Sahuarita High School Stadium Improvements
$2.9 Million, Artificial Turf Field, Running Track, Snack Bar & Restroom Building, Storage Buildings, Drainage Improvements

Air National Guard Snowbird Squadron Operations Facility
$1.1 Million, 8,300 SF, Operational Headquarters

Sahuarita School District Competition Pool and Bathhouse
$2.3 Million, 25-Yard 10-Lane Competition Pool, 5,600 SF Bathhouse, Team Gathering Areas, Covered Bleachers

Colorado State University, Hartshorn Health and Counselng Center and Resources for Disabled Students
Programming for Alteration/Addition

Pascua Yaqui Wellness Center – Phases I, II & III
$7.2 Million Master Plan, 40,000 SF Community Center, 2 Gymnasiums, Weight Room, Aerobics, Boxing, Traditional Arts, Meeting Rooms, Offices, and Teaching Kitchen, Adjacent Swimming Pool Facility, Adjacent Park with Softball Fields and Skate Park.

Pima Air and Space Museum 
Challenger Learning Center

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