J. Scott O'Barr


Partner & Director of Residential Design

J. Scott O’Barr, AIA, graduated cum laude from the University of Tennessee with a Bachelor of Architecture. He joined VMA in 2019 bringing experience with traditional design and preservation, especially for single-family residential commissions, some of which have been published in New Old House, Period Homes, and Architectural Digest.

As a Partner, Scott leads our residential practice and works on projects ranging from small but complex kitchen renovations to the complete renovation of historic estates. He has served in leadership roles for AIA Philadelphia and AIA Pennsylvania and actively volunteers with the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art Philadelphia Chapter.