Educated at the University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia, as well as the University of Westminster in London, Barry Rice has practiced architecture for thirty years. Rice obtained his architectural license in London with ARCUK, where he became a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1982. Following stints in Sydney and London, Rice brought his international experience to New York City, where he worked with Robert A.M. Stern Architects for a dozen years prior to founding his own firm, RICE Architects, in 1999. Rice’s projects include high-rise residential and commercial buildings, private houses, schools, hotels, theaters, institutional and recreational facilities.
Rice’s portfolio includes extensive work in areas regulated by historic preservation, such as: The Embarcadero, San Francisco; Savannah, Georgia; Boston’s Back Bay; Battery Park City; the Greenwich Village Historic Districts; and East Hampton, New York. Rice’s designs carefully craft the dynamic presence of something new while maintaining a harmonious dialogue with the neighboring built environment. This has led RICE Architects to specialize in New York City’s most historic districts and post-industrial neighborhoods.
Mr. Rice’s work has been published in Architectural Record, Architecture Interiors, and The New York Times.