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Alan Barker

Alan Barker

Principal, Lamar Johnson Collaborative

Alan Barker is an architect and Principal at Lamar Johnson Collaborative with nearly twenty years of experience in multifamily residential, mixed use, and community-based design. Alan leads LJC’s residential studio, developing thoughtful design solutions for clients ranging from high end condominium, market rate apartment, co-living, and affordable housing.

His current work includes Embry, a condominium tower in the West Loop with Sulo Development, Chapter at Madison, a student housing project with CRG, and co-living towers across the country with The X Company.

Alan is a founding member of Architects Reimagining Chicago (ARC) and was instrumental in the creation of POPCourts! and Chicago DPD’s Public Outdoor Plazas (POP) Program.  He is a member of the Urban Land Institute and sits on the Roscoe Village Zoning and Planning Committee and Lambda Alpha Ely Programs Committee. 

Alan holds a Master of Architecture from Tulane University.  He lives in Roscoe Village with his wife and two daughters, both of whom share their father’s love of drawing and building.