Association of Licensed Architects Names LeBarron to College of Fellows
PALATINE, IL Darrel LeBarron, Founder of Station19 Architects in Minneapolis, Minnesota, has been named to the Association of Licensed Architects (ALA) College of Fellows in recognition of his service to the profession.
The lifelong Minnesotan, with 50 years in the architecture profession, began his career as a Student Draftsman in 1966 and founded Station19 Architects, housed in an historic 1893 fire station, in 1974. The firm has become a brand name in church design, serving more than 650 congregations in 20 states and winning numerous awards. In November 2014, Station19 won the Solomon Award for Best New Church Design 2015 at the National WFX Conference in Nashville, Tennessee, and a month earlier received its second award from ALA, a 2015 Merit Award for church design.
LeBarron volunteered for more than 30 years for professional architecture associations, and serves as immediate Past President of the Association of Licensed Architects Minnesota chapter, which he founded. He has worked to restart the APX Professional Architectural Fraternity at the University of Minnesota. He also chaired and volunteered on numerous committees for the AIA.
LeBarron remains active as a licensed architect and consultant to Station19, now led by his daughter Nicole LeBarron Thompson. He also serves as a mentor at Dunwoody Technical Institute, where he served on a steering committee that started a new school of architecture.