Kayla Barko, AIA

Bachelor of Science in Architecture, Kent State University
Master of Architecture, Kent State University
What year did you join the firm?

Areas of Focus

Participate in design, assemble and coordinate drawings
Participate in tasks from programming through construction administration
Measure, record and draft existing building conditions
Research product information, select finishes, and create renderings and other presentation materials

Why the Hayes Design Group Architects? What keeps you here and motivated?
Everyone in the office is helpful and gives value to each staff member for their specific abilities. Being challenged daily offers opportunities to learn and grow into new roles. The office culture and opportunities for personal and professional growth is a priority at HDG.

What is your favorite aspect of practicing architecture?
Architecture is always considering alternative possibilities and design solutions. Every project is unique and has its own set of innovative solutions.

Your favorite building design/example of architecture in the world?
La Sagrada Familia – Barcelona, Spain
Sainte – Chapelle – Paris, France

Key Projects at the Hayes Design Group Architects
Robinson Township Police Station (Pittsburgh, PA)
Colussy Body + Detail Shop Addition/Renovations (Bridgeville, PA)
Community College of Allegheny County, Chalfant Hall Renovations (Pittsburgh, PA)
South Fayette Township School District, Middle School Renovations (McDonald, PA)
Bethel Park School District, Feasibility Study(Bethel Park, PA)
Private Residence, Addition and Alterations (Chautauqua, NY)

Specialty Areas of Expertise
Design Thinking, Fabrication Methods

Serving the Profession/Community
Young Architect’s Forum – AIA Pittsburgh and Women in Design Pittsburgh

Cooking, Outdoor Activities (Hiking, Skiing, Running), Traveling to New Places, Sporting Events, and Concerts