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

The Refinery at The Bridges, U of A Tech Park
$15.6 Million, 120,000 SF, 4-Story, Commercial Office Building, Core and Shell plus Tenant Improvements Ranging from 2,500 SF to 16,500 SF, Sustainable Design

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

University of Arizona Hillenbrand  Softball Stadium
$14 Million, New Stadium, Field Lighting and an 8,260 SF Field House with Covered Batting Cages, 2 Phases

Reid Park Zoo Animal Health Center
Animal Holding, Lab/Surgery, X-Ray, Pharmacy, Classroom, Offices, LEED Silver Certified

University of Arizona McKale Team Suites
$1.65 Million, over two projects.  2,300 SF remodel of old football coaches’ locker room into gymnastics team locker room and lounge.  New lockers, restrooms, A/V system, lighting. 10,000 SF remodel to create new locker rooms and lounges for 6 teams.

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.

Sunrise Drive Elementary School Campus Upgrades
$3.5 Million, Campus Upgrades, New Playground, Parking Lots, General Courtyard Renovations to MPR, Restrooms, Classrooms, HVAC and Lighting Improvements, 3 Phases

Pascua Yaqui Early Learning Center
21,000 SF Facility for the care of infants through 8 year olds

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 High School & Addition
$19.5 Million, 103,00 SF, 2-Story, High School & Addition including Engineering Shop, Bioscience Lab, and Classrooms, LEED Silver Certified

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

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

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.


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