Toby young (Director)
After 12 months “hands on” in the building trade and completing a Diploma, Degree and Masters in Architecture, Toby took over Barnes Associates to create a different and friendly design practice that could relate, explain and guide clients through “Architectural and Interior Design”. Whilst also dealing and relating to builders in an efficient “get things done on budget and on time” manner without ever compromising the concept. Toby's drive is to translate his clients ideas into reality whilst dealing with all the pitfalls along the way.
Kelly Robinson (Director)
Kelly always wanted to be an interior designer, from the age of 4, although she didn’t know what it was. After 17 years’ experience in the industry she has come to believe that design does not have boundaries, and as a designer, believes neither should she, always striving and learning. Kelly is a calm, people person, a perfectionist, a tidy freak, highly impatient and quietly determined. A typical Libra. These traits can be seen in the residential architectural design she tends to specialise in and is passionate about.
Ben Bagshawe (Senior designer)
Ben, ‘the senior’ who is architecturally trained with experience in listed, conservation and contentious site developments. Able to unlock the potential a project has, whether you’re digging into the ground, wrapping around an extension or reaching for the stars. Ben and his team can illustrate the possibilities a site has through a variety of illustrated plans and visuals. Ability to see a project through all stages from feasibility to site management and completion.
Cora mann (designer)
Cora studied her Architecture Part 1 at University of Brighton where she enjoyed all that Brighton had to offer; plenty of bars and fish and chips on the pier! After University, she spent over a year travelling the world learning how to eat like a local, haggle for everything and experienced some beautiful cities, beaches and more bars! After spending a couple of months punting in her hometown of Cambridge, Cora decided to move to the big city. Now in her spare time, she likes running the marathon, finding new pubs and places to eat and drink as well as walks around Richmond Park.
Kate wootton (designer)
Kate graduated with a degree in Interior Architecture in 2013 from Nottingham Trent University. Originally from Yorkshire (the best place in the world. Ever.) She landed a year long placement in London as part of her 4 years at university and hasn't been able to drag herself away since. She loves all things interiors and knows that it is the smallest details that can make the biggest impact.
Aside from her professional qualifications, she is known for introducing 'Wine Wednesday' to the office (if you saw our last Christmas card-she's the one with a glass bigger than her head!), sneezing more than any other human on the planet, and for not letting her Yorkshire charm and cheeriness be beaten out of her by the southern way of life...even if she does get laughed at for saying gravy really weirdly.
Sara sambucci (Designer)
Sara graduated from La Sapienza Università di Roma with a degree in Architecture in 2009, she then worked as a licensed architect in Rome before moving to London. She loves dealing with the challenges that a project throws at her and sketching new ideas! With her free imaginative mind, she loves to range free into an imaginative world far higher than the practical and the material, gaining new ideas. Naturally being Italian she loves to drink coffee and her mission to cut down is not going too well so far! In her spare time, she loves to explore to find inspiration for amazing photography.
Daniel bowling (Practice co-ordinator)
Dan originally studied Product Design at the The University of Edinburgh and graduated in 2014. With a keen eye for anything design, he is our in-house brand team, designing anything from adverts to brochures. As the face of Barnes Design Dan is often the first point of contact for us as well as visitors to our offices.