Robert Barnes Architects at Chesters, Kiln Lane, Binfield Heath, Oxfordshire , RG9 4EH
was founded in 1988. Since then, the practice has completed over 350 projects at all scales.
Robert Barnes, practice principal was educated at Burton Grammar School he obtained
his Degree and Diploma in Architecture, at Cambridge University School of Architecture gaining his
Master of Arts and registering as an Architect in 1978. 1988 saw the Practice become a Chartered
Practice Member of the RIBA. In 1996 he was elected to the Ordre des Architectes in Paris, France.
Robert Barnes also teaches, and is currently Senior Lecturer in Theory and Design at London
Metropolitan University, School of Architecture and Interior Design. He has been a visiting lecturer
at the London School of Economics, Architecture and City Planning Unit, and at Cambridge University
School of Architecture, He has been a Committee Member of ACME Artists Housing Association since
An architecture based in the clients needs and designed through dialogue and study. To
create a simple building using appropriate natural materials, with an architectural language of
uncomplicated form, to achieve a sense of calmness and equilibrium.
The architecture should positively contribute to the well being of both the users of the buildings
and the public at large.
We aim to provide simple robust design for our projects eschewing fashionable trends. Our planning
of open flexible space allows for change in the future without the need for major structural
alteration. Principals of “Long Life - Loose Fit - Low Energy” are applied where possible to give
simple shaped floor plans, which can be subdivided over the life of the building in a variety of
Our approach to environmental and structural engineering is to provide naturally lit and naturally
ventilated spaces, which maximise the enjoyment of sunlight and daylight and fresh air through
operable windows and natural ventilation where possible. This results in the provision of quality
internal environments at a modest capital and operating cost. Landscape is integral to the site
development strategy and optimises the external and internal environments in and around our