Barker Associates Architecture Office (previously BFDO Architects) is a multidisciplinary architecture and design firm led by Alexandra Barker, AIA, LEED AP. The firm employs material research, fabrication technologies and system integration strategies as generative tools in the design process to develop multivalent spatial solutions for public and private clients and to produce speculative research proposals.

Alexandra Barker


Alexandra Barker is an associate professor with CCE (Certificate of Continuing Education) and the coordinator of the Masters in Architecture program in the Graduate Architecture and Urban Design Department in the School of Architecture at Pratt Institute, where she has taught since 2001. She has previously taught in the graduate architecture department at the University of Pennsylvania and in the undergraduate architecture department at Princeton University. At Pratt, she has been the recipient of national grants to integrate practice and education and sustainable principles into Pratt’s graduate architecture curriculum.
Alexandra Barker received her MARCH from Harvard University’s Graduate School of Design, where she received the Templeton Kelly Prize and the Clifford Wong Housing Prize for her thesis work. Her undergraduate work in Visual and Environmental Studies was completed at Harvard College, where she graduated magna cum laude.

Christina Ostermier

Senior Associate

Christina Ostermier is a registered architect and a LEED Associated Professional with experience in large institutional projects, office & commercial projects, and residential work. She teaches at Pratt as a digital instructor in graduate level design studios. She received her Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute and her BA in Architecture with Honors from the University of California at Berkeley, where she was awarded the Gadsby-Trudgett Scholarship.

Annie Paz


Annie Paz is a designer from Chicago, Illinois with a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute and a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Illinois in Chicago.

Yuchen Zhang

Project Manager

Yuchen Zhang is a designer from Toronto, Canada with a B.A. in Architecture from the University of Waterloo.

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