Germane Barnes: I heard you were looking for me


Main Hall, Daniels Building


For architect and academic Germane Barnes, founder of Studio Barnes and an Associate Professor at the University of Miami, architecture and identity are closely connected, with the built enviroment influencing community agency. Join him as he explores in this lecture the themes of community-oriented design, the expansion of architectural representation, and alternative design authorship.

Germane Barnes’ research and design practice investigates the connection between architecture and identity, mining architecture’s social and political agency to explore how the built environment influences black domesticity. The founder of Studio Barnes, he is currently an Associate Professor and the Director of the Community Housing Identity Lab (CHIL) at the University of Miami School Of Architecture. In 2021, Barnes was awarded the Harvard GSD Wheelwright Prize, among his many professional and academic accolades.