Barry Richards is a Principal and Studio Leader at Rockwell Group, where he brings his multi-faceted skill set to work focusing on products, productions, and playgrounds—specifically creative direction of the breakthrough Imagination Playground initiative, and subsequent design of the Play Work Build exhibition at the National Building Museum. Other recent work includes the Walt Disney Family Museum in San Francisco and the Center for Civil and Human Rights in Atlanta, as well as leading product design for a host of high end collections including furniture, lighting, textiles, carpets and wallcoverings.
Barry is well known for his set design for film, television, and theater, including the 2009 and 2010 Academy Awards; the film Team America: World Police; and many critically acclaimed Broadway shows including Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can. His designs for high-profile special event spaces include those for the annual Design Industries Foundation Fighting AIDS event, of which Rockwell Group is a perennial contributor.
In 2017, Barry received Interior Design magazine's HiP Award as the leader in the Creative Mind category.
Barry currently serves as the International Interior Design Association New York Chapter's President. He is a graduate of the University of Washington in Fine Arts and Architecture and Princeton University, Master of Architecture.