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...