Robert was born in Burton-on-Trent, Staffordshire, in 1953. Educated at Burton Grammer School he obtained his Diploma in Architecture, at the Cambridge University School of Architecture gaining his Master of Arts and registering as an Architect with ARCUK in 1978. In 1988 he was elected as a member of the RIBA. In 1996 he was elected to the Ordre des Architectes in Paris, France. He has worked for Cambridge Design, Colin St John Wilson and Partners, Hunt Thompson Associates, Derek Walker Associates, Jeremy Dixon, Richard Rogers and Partners, prior to the creation of the practice ROBERT BARNES ARCHITECTS in 1988. Robert Barnes Architects has completed over 390 projects in the UK and abroad, their work can be viewed on their website. He has taught as a Diploma Tutor at Cambridge University School of Architecture, and is currently a Senior Lecturer in Theory and Design at the CASS School of Art and Architecture. He has been a visiting lecturer at the London School of Economics, Architecture and City Planning Unit. He has been a Board Member of ACME Artists Housing Association since 1993. Robert holds a keen interest in all aspects of Contemporary Art. He is Past Chairman of the Shiplake Tennis and Social Club in Oxfordshire, Vice Captain at Henley Golf Club.
- Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1