Anthony “Ankie” Barnes, FAIA, LEED AP
Licenses held: DC, DE, MA, ME, MD, NH, NY, VA
A native of Johannesburg, South Africa, Ankie was educated at the University of Witwatersrand (B. Arch) and Yale University (M. Arch). He traveled extensively and gained professional experience working in London, Cape Town, and Guatemala before moving to the United States in 1981. Being trained in traditional and modern architecture, his experience at Hartman Cox Architects in the 1980s, where he met co-founder Steve Vanze, was impactful with opportunities to design contextual institutional, educational, and civic projects across a stylistic spectrum. Particular emphasis in the classical and traditional realm later became the philosophical design basis of BVA’s well-known residential work.
Since establishing BarnesVanze Architects in 1989, Ankie, Steve, and their talented colleagues have grown the practice realizing a broad range of constructed projects every year. Ankie’s design agility and passion for merging traditional design with advanced technologies are widely recognized. In 2014, he was named a member of the AIA College of Fellows for his distinctive contributions to the profession and society. A knowledgeable, expressive communicator, Ankie is an inspiring public speaker on the practice of architecture and its influence and responsibilities. He serves on several boards of organizations in the design world including the Institute of Classical Architecture and Art (ICAA), the Design Leadership Network (DLN), the Design Leadership Foundation (DLF), and the Lutyens Trust America (LTA). He is a co-founder of the Whisky Watercolor Club.