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Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

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Jonathan Barnes earned his Bachelor’s Degree in Environmental Design from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He received the degree of Master in Architecture from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

He began work in Chicago, Illinois in 1986 as an architect with Skidmore Owings & Merrill, one of the worlds largest and best known international architectural firms. There, Mr. Barnes’ technical and design talents were applied to both new construction and renovation projects in New York, Washington, San Francisco and London, England. In 1990, Barnes relocated to Milan, Italy, to work with the famous Italian architect and designer, Michele De Lucchi, on numerous projects throughout Europe. These works included Deustche Bank’s new branch bank system for its 1200 retail locations throughout Germany. After two and one half years in Italy, Barnes returned to the U.S. to teach architectural design at The Ohio State University and Miami University’s Department of Architecture.

In the fall of 1993, he opened Jonathan Barnes Architectural and Design in Columbus. The office’s work includes residential and commercial architecture, historic preservation, interior design, and retail, furniture, product and graphic design. Its recent architectural projects include many urban warehouse office and mixed-use conversions, the Body Life Fitness Center, Rich Street Lofts interiors, La Rochelle Creperie, dental offices, large custom homes, and numerous historic residential and commercial renovations in Columbus and Central Ohio.

Included in his multi-displinary practice are furniture and product designs developed for specific projects and for the retail market. Among these are the new M Level main reception and ticketing fixtures at The Ohio State University’s Wexner Center for the Arts at, a line of industrial-inspired office furniture and the “disCube”, a compact disk display system available throughout the U.S.





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