Ann Barolak AIA

Project Executive


I’m passionate about the transformative power of education. Design and planning for college and university campuses connect people to ideas and showcase the excitement of learning and discovery. In leading EYP’s design teams for higher ed clients, it is my privilege to explore how we can best provide value to each client.

It’s always thrilling to see the profound impact that new or renovated academic space has on students, on research, on entire campus communities. For complicated renovations and new construction projects, thoughtful design is a collaborative process that begins with strategic thinking about each unique client’s values and design challenges.

My focus as a Project Executive is to provide high-level project oversight, forming teams and guiding them toward excellence in planning, design, management, and client service. It takes clear, focused communication skills and an approach to teamwork rooted in good organization, efficiency, and an inclusive stakeholder process. I’m always open to having more people at the table.

As a member of and a frequent lecturer for the Society for College and University Planning (SCUP) and various other design and education professional organizations, I’m focused on mentorship and education while staying on top of the latest industry innovations, research, and trends.