Barry Beer: Founder & principal of Barry Beer Design.
Aesthetic: Whether modern, classic or contemporary, Barry Beer brings his keen eye for clean, understated, structured & sophisticated design to all his projects -- residential or commercial, throughout California & beyond.
Beautifully executing “less is more” is easier said than done, but Barry Beer perfectly balances modernism with warmth, organic with man-made, exteriors with architecture – whether the design elements are planting, hardscape or water. Best known for his elegant swimming pool designs, Barry’s pools serve as sculptures in their own right. He brings that same vision to gardens, creating soft, contemplative spaces. Through his work, Barry seamlessly integrates the indoors & outdoors, enticing you to spend as much time outside as in, creating the perfect harmony which makes a house a home.
Background/Education: Born in Canada. Graduated from the prestigious Landscape Architecture program at Ryerson University (Toronto). Founded his practice in Los Angeles in 1985.
Media Highlights: 5 projects featured in James Trulove’s seminal book The New American Swimming Pool. Garden Design Magazine National Residential Design Award. HGTV special “SPECTACULAR POOLS”. Sports Illustrated 25th Anniversary Swimsuit Edition.
Additional Publications: Reflections on the Pool (Rizzoli); Private Landscapes: Modernist Gardens in Southern California (Princeton Architectural Press); Dream Pools (Dietsch); Outside Architecture: Outdoor Rooms Designed by Architects (Rockport); Infinity Pools (Collins); Stunning Houses (Loft Publications); Gardens by the Sea (Frances Lincoln); Pools (Hearst Books).
Work also presented in: Architectural Digest, New York Times Real Estate, House Beautiful, GA Houses, Allure, Brentwood, Florida Architecture, Vogue Living, Dwell, Departures, LA Times Magazine, Angelino, Architectural Record, Hollywood Reporter Real Estate Section, Porsche Magazine & C Magazine.