An Illustrious Career

Angie Barr, a long-term Principal of Kumin, retired in May 2015 after an illustrious 34-year career in Alaska. Angie was originally lured to Kumin and Alaska in 1981 to work on the Anchorage Senior Center project. A six-week commitment turned into a distinguished career that saw her rise from intern to Principal in 2005. During her career, Angie spearheaded many notable Alaskan projects including the Norton Sound Regional Hospital, Begich Middle School and Chester Park Senior Housing in Anchorage; Jesse Lee Home Historic Renovation in Seward; and a range of projects from cultural centers to scientific research facilities. Her architectural experience spanned the farthest reaches of Alaska and occasionally beyond, with trips to Moscow, Russia, and McMurdo Station, Antarctica.

For each of Angie's diverse projects, she brought an unwavering commitment to meeting and exceeding client's expectations. Every project was important and deserved her best effort. Angie mentored many young professionals and shared her time, wit, and common sense approach to solving problems and achieving the project's goals. When it comes to serving clients, the office mantra has become, "What would Angie do?" She will be greatly missed. Angie placed her valued clients in the trusted care of our firms' other two Principals, Chip Banister and Jon Stolle, to continue providing the same level of hands-on client service for which she was known. An avid sailor, Angie and her husband, Tom, have relocated to the coastal town of Gig Harbor, Washington to be closer to their daughter, Jamie, and live the good life.

Angie at a Kumin Chili Feed Event