Barry Whitfield, Assoc. AIA, joined VMA in July 2021 after graduating with a degree in architecture from Thomas Jefferson University, where he was Vice President of the National Organization of Minority Architects Student (NOMAS) campus chapter. He also holds a degree in interior design from the Community College of Philadelphia. Barry’s professional experience has served him well in leading his own restoration and home improvement projects, the hobby that keeps him most busy. He is a fan of reality competition shows and has tried out for Big Brother and The Real World multiple times.