Russell G K Barnes is a Chartered RIBA Architect as well as the Practice Principle and Managing Director at R+R Architects Ltd. Russell is responsible for managing the design development, construction and renovation of large residential dwellings as well as the renovation, construction and interior design of commercial projects within the UK.
Russell graduated in 2004 from the University of Greenwich with a BA (Hons) in Architecture. He then progressed to achieve a range of further qualifications within Architecture and Interior Design from the Regents Academy of Fine Art and London Metropolitan University. These achievements have culminated in Russell being listed on the Architects Registration Board as well as a member of the RIBA.
Prior to setting up R+R Architects Ltd, Russell worked in association with many leading architectural firms in London and the surrounding counties. His career to date has included working on a variety of projects ranging from commercial offices, restaurants, education buildings, sports venues and heritage, conservation and listed buildings as well as high end residential housing projects.
During his career Russell has also worked from the contractor side as both a lead designer and a contracts manager for a series of specialist glazing companies across the UK. He has been involved in many prestigious projects and installations within this sector including; Farringdon and Cardiff Station, Buckingham Palace as well as the extensive redevelopment of St Martins Courtyard to name a few.
Russell has drawn on his extensive experience within the industry to launch a personal style of architecture through R+R Architects Ltd. From this platform the practice delivers a clear concept philosophy and design programme to produce contemporary and traditional residential architecture of the highest quality. The practice also serves the commercial sector with bespoke and exciting projects of notable worth.
Architecture for me is a not just a job, more a lifestyle and within everything I design there will inherently be a reflection of my personality, experiences and interests as I take this exciting journey. As I mature it is clear I have obtained a wealth of knowledge from my travels. I am excited by the notion, that every day is a school day with the line between; work and play, being very much faded.