Undergraduate Work Samples

Undergraduate Work Samples

// Model-Making //

Conceptual, massing, context, details etc.
Prefer matte materials - concrete, greyboard, weathered steel, wood, papers and thread.

// Hybrid Drawing //

Prefer pencil to thicker charcoal mediums for more even lineweights. Often digitally highlight certain areas important to the drawing or context.

// Digital Media //

Modelling and rendering with Rhino and V-Ray; post-processing (context photo integration and people) with Photoshop. All images year three.

// Wet Media //

Indian ink, watercolours and gauche. And the less traditional: mud mixture used to represent earth in the subterranean section on the far right.

// Miscellaneous //

Cultural devices, film and photography. To view more of my final year projects in their portfolio format, please continue scrolling down.

CV & Employment Details

CV & Employment Details

// Education //

BA (Hons) Architecture

Art & Design
RE, Philosophy & Ethics
Business Studies (AS)
General Studies

English Lit
Dual Science
Art & Design
Design & Technology
Religious Studies




// Non-Curricular //

Leslie Jones Memorial Prize
Construction in the design process

Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Gold, Silver and Bronze

AQA Baccalaureate Extended Project

// Computer Skills //

- Mac and PC systems.

- AutoCAD
- MicroStation
- Rhinoceros 3D
- Sketchup
- Photoshop
- Illustrator
- InDesign
- Final Cut Pro X
- Website design

// Testimonies //               Written references available on request.

“Barney had the independence and resourcefulness to successfully organise activities for up to 75 youths at any one time. Upon his arrival, he also donated £200 worth of valuable learning resources to the schools on the island for which he fundraised for independently before his placement. From the start, Barney went above and beyond the limits of his brief and made a lasting impression upon the local community that he worked within. He built lasting relationships with local community members as well as other international volunteers and worked exceptionally well within the island team.”

Jennifer Thompson, co-founder of Tiny Island Conservation™

// Contact Details //

Barnaby Row
Born 1991 (23 years old)

39 Elm Grove Road
Exeter, Devon

For a printable version of my CV, please click here.

For my LinkedIn profile, please click here.

About Barney

About Barney

Barney graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2014 with a First Class BA (Hons) degree in Architecture. He currently works as an Architectural Assistant at Wilkinson Eyre.

In 2014, Barney was awarded the Leslie Jones Memorial Prize for the greatest understanding of construction in the design process. He used the winnings to visit some of his favourite projects in Europe, including the Brion family cemetery by Carlo Scarpa.

Through his final year dissertation Barney expressed his frustration with the social stigma often associated with architects who consider the negative impact of humans on other species. He believes many architects who would readily adopt ecological design principles are deterred by a fear of being labelled naïve by their contemporaries. He argued that the term 'sustainability' has come to mean a generic, repetitive language of wood, steel and glass - when in fact it should open opportunities for subterranean architecture and innovative use of light and water.

At home, Barney enjoys running, swimming, and going to the pub.

Complete Final Project Portfolio

Complete Final Project Portfolio: 'Water for Fes' (January - April 2014)

// Project description //

My final term at Oxford Brookes University gave me the chance to design a public building for the ancient city of Fes in Morocco. During the field trip in January I was horrified to discover that the river which once flowed freely through the medina is now overflowing with household packaging and industrial waste.

I sought to reduce the problem by upscaling the traditional aggregate-sand-charcoal filtration method into a building which would passively make the river water suitable for oral consumption. Filtered water would be available freely to the citizens of Fes medina, many of whom currently rely on bottled tap water from street-sellers because they cannot afford mains supply.

The facility would be publicly funded through the design and build stages, and then periodically maintained by the metal artisans already adjoining the site, who would receive free use of several purpose-built retail units integrated into the filter building.

Architecture Travel Blog

Architecture Travel Blog
// Copenhagen architecture holiday //

I've been wanting to go to Copenhagen for some time, and it certainly didn't disappoint; the contemporary architecture was in a different league to most cities. This is almost entirely because of the detailing and the deliberate use of only a handful of materials. For instance, the inside of Grundtvig's church was all brick; the sea bath at Kastrup is completely fabricated from azobé wood; and Jacobsen's functionalist Skovshoved (the best-looking petrol station in the world) is covered in white tiles.

15th February 2015
// Emirates cable car by Wilkinson Eyre //

Since I've been working at WEA for a while now I thought it was about time I visited some of their London-based projects.

I decided to make a start with the Emirates cable car connecting Greenwich with the Royal Victoria Docks. We happened to visit at sunset which made for a perfect city skyline.

The view from the gondolas out over the Millenium Dome (a Richard Rogers creation) towards the HSBC tower rivals the views from the Sky Garden and the London Eye. High winds meant that our gondola swayed pretty enthusiastically, coming within a few feet of the pylons. Though the gondolas themselves were nothing special, the boarding stations were neat and easy to navigate and the twisting pylons seemed to be a fitting addition to the tall structures in the area.

7th December 2014
// Brion family cemetery by Carlo Scarpa //

This project was quite far out of our way, but completely worth the journey. The detailing that Scarpa achieves here with concrete alone is extraordinary and his use of water throughout the site rivals that of Louis Kahn in the Salk Institute. Scarpa integrates hand-operated 'devices' such as sinking doors.

12th July 2014
// Maxxi Museum & Palazzetto dello Sport //

When in Rome... we visited the Maxxi Museum by Zaha Hadid Architects and the Palazzetto dello Sport by Pier Luigi Nervi.

The Maxxi Museum had a smaller adjoining public space than I expected, and was well integrated into its surroundings. We visited in the evening which was a good time to enjoy the museum and the temporary pavilion in the courtyard.

A few hundred metres east of the Maxxi was the 1957 sports stadium by Pier Luigi Nervi - 'Palazzetto dello Sport'. Its domed concrete roof has weathered to an obvious old age, though since this is purely cosmetic, perhaps they will give it a birthday someday soon and pressure-hose the exterior. It was an impressive brutalist building worthy of special recognition for its structural achievement 57 years ago.

5th July 2014
// Lloyd's Building by Richard Rogers //

I went to visit the Lloyd's Building with some fellow architecture students from Oxford Brookes during the Open House London weekend. We queued for a few hours due to its popularity, but it was well worth the wait.

The building is a classic example of high-tech architecture with the mechanical services displayed on the exterior to create uncluttered, open space within.

Afterwards we tried to get into the Battersea Power Station, since the building is due for a major refit, but it had already reached full daily capacity. Opportunity missed - bugger.

21st September 2013
// Norwegian vernacular architecture //

This Open-Air Museum in Oslo showcases vernacular building techniques from all over Norway arranged by date and region. It reminded me that the idea of a green roof in architecture is nothing new, and has been tried and tested in all of these reconstructed medieval buildings. Green roofs provide insulation and stability, plus obvious benefits to surrounding ecology. They are something I will no doubt mention in my dissertation.

22nd June 2013
// Dudley Zoo by Tecton Group //

Many elements of this zoo were built in the 1930s by a Modernist group whose lead architect aimed to design “architectural settings for the animals in such a way as to present them dramatically to the public, in an atmosphere comparable to that of a circus". Not an approach that would be acceptable nowadays!

3rd June 2013
// Portuguese architecture holiday //

Just been in Porto and Lisbon for 8 nights and managed to see quite a selection of modern architecture. I sought out a fair few Álvaro Siza projects in Porto, including the Leça da Palmeira swimming pools and nearby Boa Nova tea house, and the Serralves Museum. But my favourite Siza project was in Lisbon: the Portuguese Pavilion for Expo'98. This had an extremely thin concrete canopy that seemed to defy physics.

28th July 2012
// Henry Cole Wing of the V&A Museum //

Apparently this building was completed in 1873 and was originally occupied by the School of Naval Architects.

It wasn't something I sought out when walking in the South Kensington area, just something that caught my eye because of the impressive detailing. I do think 'detailing' has come to mean something else in this day and age.

24th October 2011
// Maldivian vernacular architecture //

Living on a local island in the Maldives for nearly 4 months gave me a great insight into Maldivian vernacular dwellings and their contemporary metamorphosis with the introduction of concrete. They have high windows for privacy, reduced solar gain and better ventilation. Most walls are made of coral, which is the only naturally-occurring hard building material.

3rd March 2011

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Contact Details

Contact Details
Barnaby Row

39 Elm Grove Road
Exeter, Devon

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