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First we listen. Then we design.



Welcome to creativity through collaboration.


Richard A. Barbis A.I.A
Richard is an accomplished architect with over 30 years of design experience in Oregon having graduated from the University of Oregon’s School of Architecture.  Coming from a family history of artists and engineers it was inevitable that Richard would develop a passion for architecture. Richard started his first architectural firm, Varvitsiotis Architecture, in Eugene, Oregon in 1997 and has been doing business as Richard Barbis Architect AIA since 2015. Richard brings a wealth of architectural knowledge having worked on numerous projects throughout the state of Oregon. He is known in the architectural industry for his personable, knowledgeable, and professional approach to working closely and collaboratively with clients and contractors.

Paul L. Bentley A.I.A
Paul’s career in architecture started when he was 12, working for an architect firm delivering blueprints, running errands, and learning how a practice works. This led him to study architecture at the University of Oregon where he graduated from the School of Architecture in 1984. After working for multiple architectural firms, learning and refining his skills, Paul was able to open his own practice, Paul L. Bentley Architect, AIA in Roseburg, Oregon in 1990. Paul then became a LEED Accredited professional in 2011. Paul Bentley A.I.A. has served hundreds of public and private clients where his team approach to designing and building projects, has resulted in a highly repetitive client base for over 30 years.

Barbis Bentley Architects, LLC
Richard Barbis and Paul Bentley have been good friends and professional colleagues ever since they were in architecture school together back in the early 1980s.  After years of talking about it, they finally began collaborating on architecture projects in 2020 and soon realized how much more they could offer their clients by working together. Richard and Paul chose to make their partnership official in 2024, and began doing business as Barbis Bentley Architects, LLC.

Barbis Bentley Architects, LLC specializes in commercial and institutional building design, which includes both new construction and remodel work.  Viewing architecture as a partnership, the firm believes listening to the client’s visions, ideas, intentions, and purpose is key to a successful design.  As a result, Barbis Bentley Architects is well known in the industry for their personable and collaborative approach to the design process


  • Team Assembly
  • Planning:  Site Review/Land Use Management
  • Schematic Design thru Design Development  
  • Construction Document/Product Specifications
  • Contractor Assemblage
  • Construction Administration