Larry Barrow, AIA, D.Des.
Instructor of Architecture
Dr. Barrow is a designer, architect, builder, developer, teacher, researcher, innovator, entrepreneur and Founder of FabHAUS. He is an Instructor of Architecture at Ball State University (BSU) where he teaches elements of space, form, function, and human use as they affect the natural and built environments.
Barrow holds an MA in Architecture from the University of Florida, with a specialization in Historic Preservation, and is an award winning designer with extensive practice experience in both the private and public sectors. He has been involved in numerous Historic Preservation projects to include Old Christ Church in the Seville Square Historic District in Pensacola, FL.
Barrow’s recent preservation work includes the adaptive use of a historic worker’s cottage, the Warren-Mizner Cottage, in Boca Raton, Florida originally designed by Addison Mizner. This project was published in the National Trust for Historic Preservation’s Blog. Barrow was invited in 2013 as an international jury design review member by Peking University for the “Detailed Urban Design of Shantou Historical and Cultural Protection Zone” in Shantou, China.
Barrow earned the Master in Design Studies (MDes) and Doctor of Design (DDes) degrees at Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he served on the Native American Graves Protections and Repatriation Act (NAGPRA) Committee at Harvard University’s Peabody Museum. He is the principal of Larry R. Barrow – Architect, Founder of FabHAUS and is co-author, with Shaima Al Arayedh, of the book: The Global Housing Crisis - An Industrial Design and Fabrication Opportunity in Architecture.
Barrow’s research and practice focus is fabricated modular housing and innovations for under-serviced housing sectors to include global communities in Developing Country urban centers. Barrow has traveled extensively internationally to include France, Netherlands, Italy, Denmark, Sweden, British & USA Virgin Islands, Canada, Mexico/Yucatan, Guatemala, Costa Rico, Peru, Chile, Pakistan, UAE, China, Kenya and Nigeria. Recent invitations for presentations and collaboration meetings regarding global housing include the Kenya Ministry of Housing, Nigeria Federal Housing Authority and FEDUP (The Association for Support of the Urban Poor) in Nigeria. Barrow’s recent work includes six (6) housing innovation Invention Disclosures and ongoing Research & Development (R&D) with the BSU Sponsored Administration Program (SPA) and the Ball State Innovation Connector (BSIC).