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"I was lucky enough to come across Acentech through some mutual connections and decided to apply. I was granted an interview even though there wasn’t any open position at the time. What I enjoy the most about my profession is the opportunity to improve the accessibility and usability of new and existing spaces for people who would need it."

Joe Barra is an audiovisual and sound systems designer involved with a variety of commercial, higher education, and institutional facilities projects. His areas of focus include technology system designs, documentation of bid packages, preparing plans and detailed drawings, and performing system acceptance testing. Joe’s software skills include programming in MatLab and C++. He is proficient with Revit, AutoCAD, and sound recording software.

Something you may not know about Joe is that he was on TV as a baby. He appeared in a news segment about Star Market adding a daycare to one of their stores. When Joe isn’t at work he can be found either at concerts with friends, taking film photos, or snowboarding in Vermont with his family.

Keep Moving

“Sometimes life is like this dark tunnel. You can’t always see the light at the end of the tunnel, but if you just keep moving… you will come to a better place.” -Uncle Iroh, ‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’


  • University of Miami, Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering (concentration in Audio Engineering), 2018