Germane Barnes is assistant professor of architecture at the University of Miami.
Barnes’ research and design practice investigates the connection between architecture and identity. Learning from historical data and perspectives from within architecture as well as cultural and ethnic studies, he examines how the built environment influences the social and cultural experience. He has previously taught graduate seminars, and workshops at Woodbury University. He is also the designer in residence for the Opa Locka Community Development Corporation where his design and research contributions have been published and exhibited in several international publications and institutions. In 2015, he was named a member of Curbed’s Class of Young Guns, under-the-radar professionals who are busy challenging the status quo in the design industry.
Barnes received a Bachelor’s of Science in Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and a Master of Architecture from Woodbury University, where he was awarded the Thesis Prize for his project Symbiotic Territories: Architectural Investigations of Race, Identity, and Community.