Barry came to Princeton from Phillips Exeter, where he was a member of the student council and participated on the school newspaper, the Exonian, and in the PEAN and Pendulum clubs.
At Princeton Barry majored in English writing his senior thesis on E. M. Forster. He lived at 18 Little Hall, rooming with Charles Schuerhoff, Chuck Braxton, and Phil Walkley. A member of Quadrangle Club, Barry was an active Triangle participant, especially as business manager for the 1966-67 show “Sham on Wry.”
After graduation Barry entered the Army, serving from 1968 to 1971 in Washington, D.C. in the Office of the Army Surgeon General. After military service he entered Harvard’s Graduate School of Design, earning a master of architecture degree in 1973. He earned a Harvard Business School MBA in 1978.
Barry worked in architecture and banking for The Architects Collaborative, Goldman Sachs, and Salomon Brothers; and in real-estate consulting at Cushman and Wakefield and Rhodes Associates; and for Wilder Gammel Partners, an executive search firm.
Barry is survived by daughter Jennifer Claire Belew, son Andrew, and four grandchildren. His long career and life in New York meant classmates often met up with or encountered him in the city. His absence now leaves a vacancy for us all on the streets of Manhattan.