Architect Jeremy Barbour Loves Bow Ties and Escaping to the Forest With No Cell Phone

“In 2006, after working for various New York design firms and receiving his master’s degree from Columbia University, architect Jeremy Barbour attended amfAR’s annual benefit gala.There, he met with a young fashion designer, Phillip Lim. “Of course, I had no idea who he was at the time,” says Barbour, laughing. “Little did I know he was about to explode onto the scene.” The pair hit it off and went out for drinks afterward. After a casual conversation about architecture and design, Lim mentioned that he was looking to open his first store in Soho and offered Barbour the job. The high-profile project was a jumping-off point for the Virginia native; he founded his Williamsburg-based firm, Tacklebox, later that year.”