Ethan Barley, RA + LEED AP BD+C


A Salt Lake City Native, Ethan started his architectural training at the University of Utah where he finished his Bachelors degree in architecture. Leaving home for graduate school, he earned his Masters degree in Architecture from the University of Southern California in Los Angeles.

During his time in Los Angeles, Ethan worked for one of the top architectural model shops in the country. This furthered his love of craft and allowed him to expand his knowledge of and passion for fabrication technologies. He was the natural fit to be the head of d’lab, our little in house research and development team that finds new ways to further our use of technology to do interesting things.

After school he returned to Salt Lake City where he began his career in architecture working in boutique architecture firms all while maintaining a small art studio. It was during this time that he married his wife Kristina who’s military work would take them on a short two year stint in Washington DC. There he gained experience in a large architecture office focusing mainly on high school design before joining up with di’velept. Our ability to have employees live anywhere lends itself well to their military life as they recently moved to Joshua Tree, CA. Ethan and his wife are expecting their first new addition to the family in the spring of next year.

Work Experience


di’velept design / Architect

Ethan works hard on your projects

Cox Graae + Spack Architects / Intern Architect
MAY 2017 – MARCH | Washington DC

Designed and permitted high school projects in Georgetown. Worked on conceptual designs for elementary schools and aided in construction administration for community centers.

WOW Atelier / Architectural Designer
OCT 2014 – APRIL 2017

Designed and managed residential projects, branded environments, offices & restaurants from Schematic Design through Construction Administration. Designed and constructed Pop Up Venues for festival like Sundance Film Festival. Developed site plans, conducted general research, and prepared presentations for mixed use project, low income apartments, large scale ski lodges, and commercial centers.

Diamond Phillips / Architectural Designer
OCT 2013 – OCT 2014 | SLC, UT

Designed and managed residential projects, university wayfinding projects, & branded environments.

The Model Shop / Architectural Model Maker
SEPT 2012 - JULY 2014 | LA, CA

Translated client models into scaled constructible 3D Models. Pre-pared CNC, laser cut, and 3D print files for the construction of physical models. Assembled and constructed models.

University of Southern California / Graduate Research Assistant
OCT 2012 - JUNE 2013 | LA, CA

Researched and designed different nickel magnesium bimetal projects under the direction of Doris Sung, founder of DoSu and professor at USC. Prototyped and conducted material testing of bimetal units through the creation of physical test models.



University of Utah / BS Architecture Studies
AUG 2007 - MAY 2011,  SLC, UT

University of Southern California / M Arch + Building Science Certificate
AUG 2011 - MAY 2013 , LA, CA



Self Storage
WACO Storage
Storage General - Layton
PORT Storage
OLLY Storage
West Valley Storage
P82 Storage
VWAR Storage

Axioms Townhomes
Guadalupe Rowhouses

Single Family
Prairie Green
Hernandez Residence
301 Tooele
*Ranch House

Stilwell Performing Arts
Comanche Athletic Center
*Houston Elementary School
*Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

Redemption Bar and Grille
RICED Thanksgiving Point
*AirBNB Haus 2016
*AirBNB Open LA
*Youtube Sundance Film Festival 2017

Public Art Project
*Mandala Lantern (Flying Objects 5.0)
*Moor-ish Gateway (35x35)
*Banquet Park (Downtown Garden Stroll 2016)
*Anthocyanin (The Bike Stops Here)
*Torsion (The Bike Stops Here)
*Platform Park (Downtown Garden Stroll 2015)
*Emergence (Flying Objects 4.0)
*Never Built Los Angeles Exhibit
*MoCA Mock-ups: The Architecture of Spatial Art

* denotes project experience outside of di’velept design.