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Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

Profile of the American architecture firm Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design.

Profile of Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design

Business Name
Jonathan Barnes Architecture and Design
United States


Jonathan Barnes (1960), Laurie Gunzelman (1965), Nathan Wendling (1980) Jeremy Little (1980) And Krista Hunter (1981)


Good design does not happen by chance or by accident. It is not artsy or trendy, but reflects a thinking process, a purpose, and a solution. The value of design lies in the ability of a space, a building, or a functional object to have an effect on people - to shape behavior, to inspire, to challenge, to inform, to engage and to stimulate. We use design to empower our clients. Our solutions are based on their needs and desires, and we thrive on exceeding their expectations. Our thinking process engages innovation and design expertise to create value for our clients.

At JBAD we believe that innovation is the key to finding optimal solutions for any project. We don't just think out of the box - we take the box apart and make a chair out of it. We don't just improvise, we innovate.

We know how to leverage design to our clients' benefit. Good design has an inherent advantage and added value that has a real effect on people. Good design feels good. Good design sells.

With our help, our clients can communicate their identity and their ideas with a depth and efficiency that takes full advantage of every dollar they spend on design. We believe in creating buildings and spaces that have a competitive edge and secure long lasting value for the owner.


  • Founded: 1993
  • Offices: 1
  • Design team: 5

Key projects

  • The Brunson, Multi-family Residential, Columbus, USA, 2006
  • 225 North Fourth Street, Multi-family Residential, Columbus, USA, 2006
  • Brewer's Gate, Multi-family Residential, Columbus, USA, 2006
  • Eclextions, Multi-family Residential, Columbus, USA, 2007
  • Buggyworks, Multi-family Residential, Columbus, USA, unbuilt
  • Lafayette Lofts, Multi-family Residential, Columbus, USA, 2006
  • The Hartman Building, Addition to multi-family, Columbus, USA, 2002
  • Mound Street, Commercial Office, Columbus, USA, 2003
  • Stolarczyk Residence, Addition to single family house, Columbus, USA, 2007
  • Pistacia Vera, Commercial Restaurant, Columbus, USA, 2007

Key publications

  • Xtra Corporate Interiors, Corporate Interiors, June, 2008
  • Architectural Record, The Brunson Building, June 2008
  • Pittsburgh Business Times, Urban Development, August, 2007
  • Urban Land, Parabuilding, December, 2006
  • C the Columbus Magazine, Lafayette Lofts, December, 2006
  • Columbus Business First, Staying true to a business plan, December, 2006
  • Residential Developer, Brewer's Gate, Summer, 2006
  • Decorating Spaces, Zipfel Residence, May, 2006
  • Columbus Business First, Designing Downtown, September, 2005
  • Columbus Business First, Parabuilding, February, 2005

Key awards

  • The American Architecture Award: Best New Building Design in the USA, The Chicago Athenaeum; Chicago, Illinois; 2007
  • Architecture Merit Award, Columbus AIA Honor Awards; Columbus, Ohio; 2006
  • Award of Merit, Ohio Chapter of AIA; Ohio, USA; 2005
  • Small Project Award, Columbus Chapter of AIA Columbus; Ohio, USA; 2005
  • Outstanding Merit Award, National Association of Store Fixture Manufacturers; Hollywood, Florida; 2003
  • Honor Award, Columbus Chapter of AIA; Columbus, Ohio; 2003
  • Award of Merit, Columbus Chapter of AIA; Columbus, Ohio; 2002
  • Honor Award, Columbus Chapter of AIA; Columbus, Ohio; 2000

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