Born in South Africa and educated in the UK, New Zealand and the US, Tim Barnes graduated with a B.Arch from Victoria University of Wellington. He completed his M.Arch at Academy of Art University in San Francisco. He also holds degrees in English Literature, Computer Science, and Building Science from Victoria University.
After working on a range of building projects for the Architectural Department of the Ministry of Works and Development in New Zealand, Mr. Barnes carried out research and participated in software development for computer-aided architectural design. He subsequently worked in a diverse range of occupations, including artificial intelligence, marketing, consulting and business strategy.
In recent years his output has included a play (now developed into an opera), a children’s novel, two technical volumes, furniture designs, and a number of writing projects.
His extra-curricular interests include writing, music, sailing, and technology.
Mr. Barnes is a past member of the Board of Directors of West Bay Opera, and the Board of Trustees of South Bay Preparatory School.