Celebrating Pride Month

At Barker/Nestor, we believe that diversity is not just a buzzword but a cornerstone of innovation and creativity in design. We are fortunate to have a talented team of architects, designers, and creatives who bring a wealth of perspectives and experiences to the table. Among our ranks are members of the LGBTQIA+ community whose unique voices and viewpoints enrich our work every day.

Our internal queer staff members bring a distinctive flair to our projects, infusing them with a sense of inclusivity, empathy, and forward-thinking design. Their creativity knows no bounds, and their ability to think outside the box inspires us all to push the boundaries of conventional architecture and embrace new possibilities.

Moreover, we recognize the invaluable contributions of the LGBTQIA+ community to the city of Chicago. From the iconic rainbow pylons of Boystown to the historic legacy of LGBTQ+ activism at places like the Center on Halsted, Chicago has long been a beacon of hope and progress for the queer community.

The LGBTQIA+ community has not only shaped the physical landscape of our city but has also played a pivotal role in fostering a culture of acceptance, diversity, and celebration. Events like the Pride Parade and the numerous LGBTQ+ organizations and initiatives in Chicago serve as a testament to the resilience, creativity, and vibrancy of the queer community.

As we celebrate Pride Month, Barker/Nestor reaffirms our commitment to diversity, inclusion, and equality in all aspects of our work. We are proud to stand alongside our LGBTQIA+ colleagues and friends, honoring their contributions and embracing the spirit of unity and love that defines the essence of Pride.

Together, let us continue to build a more inclusive and equitable world, where every individual is valued, respected, and celebrated for who they are. Happy Pride Month from all of us at Barker/Nestor!