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Chris Baribeau

Principal Architect
modus studio

Chris Baribeau, AIA, is the Principal Architect of modus studio, a progressive design collective based in Fayetteville, Arkansas. Since its inception in 2008, modus has created a broad range of influential, sustainable, and place-making projects. Together with their companion fabrication lab modus shop, the firm bridges the profession with architectural, graphic, prototyping, and fabrication work. Craft in the hand of design and making is at the core of their design vocabulary, used to create architectures founded in a think, make, do process. Chris draws daily inspiration from his place, the threshold between the natural and man-made world of the Ozarks. He is an advocate of conscious observation as inspiration for design and views the world around him as an unwritten instruction manual for living. He believes that architecture can inspire all people in a personal, practical, and sustainable way. People deserve good space and good buildings, derived from good ideas.