Director of Information Technology | Associate Principal

Virginia Beach, VA


As director of information technology, Creighton Barnes is responsible for leading and managing all IT functions for the firm, including network administration and management, IT purchases, business applications, the intranet, and more. He is a T-shaped thinker, bringing his technical expertise to the firm’s collaborative setting and helping colleagues solve their problems through that lens. Creighton is a deep problem solver not only within his IT specialization, but also in his interactions with professionals in other disciplines and functions.

Creighton is a member of our internal Tech Studio, a group that leverages current and future technology to facilitate design, collaboration, exploration, and workflow. In addition, he is an active member of the ACEC IT Forum as well as CBDX, a division of the Central Business District Association of Virginia Beach comprised of 40 and under professionals who support the next generation of local business leaders.

He earned his Bachelor of Science from Old Dominion University and is a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. When not working, Creighton can be found on “basically anything with a board attached to or under my feet” – surfing, skateboarding, snowboarding – and enjoys spending time with his family at ODU basketball and football games and coaching his son’s t-ball team.