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Fellowship recognition

We are delighted to announce that Stolon Studio Director, Robert Barker has joined the esteemed list of RIBA Fellows. It is a true honour for his work to have been recognised in this way.

According to the Royal Institute of British Architects, Fellows are inspirational Chartered Members who have made a real contribution to architecture and the community, listing Robert's achievements as:

  • Co-founder of Stolon Studio, specialising in Sociable Architecture such as ‘Forest Mews’, winner of RICS residential development of the Year 2015 and other awards and commendations

  • Jointly set up Baca Architects in 2003 and developed a specialism in Aquatecture and delivered the UK’s first ‘Amphibious House’

  • Responsible for innovative flood-related projects which led to various accolades including: the RIBA President's Award for Research in 2009, and a commendation in 2014 for the Long-term initiatives for Flood-risk Environments (LifE) project and the Climate Adaptive Neighbourhoods (CAN) project, respectively

  • Co-author of the Metric Handbook Flood Aware Chapter (2015) and the RIBA book – Aquatecture (2016). Robert also made written contributions to Cities and Flooding (2012 World Bank) Urban Flood Management (2010 Taylor Francis) and Flood Hazards – Impacts and Responses for the Built Environment (CRC Press)

  • Part of the BRE team for the Flood Resilient Repair Home in Watford, a showcase for technological solutions to flood-resilient housing

(See here for more details)

Robert continues to be leading the field of Sociable, Environmental and Resilient Design in his role at Stolon Studio. Keep watching this space...

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