A founding partner at Therrien—Barley, named as one of the 20 Top American Influencers for 2012 by Surface Magazine. Therrien—Barley is a creative design office, think-tank, and creative agency, acting as designers, producers, and consultants. The office works with academic and cultural institutions as well as brands and industry on digital, physical, and conceptual projects.
As independent architectural curators, we have organized the Young Architects Program 10th Anniversary Review at MoMA/PS.1 as well as Project New York, an exhibition on the future of New York City, as part of the New Museum’s Festival of Ideas for the New City. In 2011 and 2012 we curated Experiments in Motion a year-long research initiative that partnered Columbia University's Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation in partnership with Audi of America. As curators of the initiative, Therrien—Barley produced a series of events and think-tanks aimed at exploring new ways of thinking about motion, which then became the basis for three architectural design studios that produced architectural proposals for the future of mobility in cities. Experiments in Motion culminated in an exhibition and event series during the month of September that converted an abandoned building in Manhattan's Lower East Side into a community event space.