Todd Barnett, Architect

Todd Barnett, an award-winning architect with thirty years experience, has led new construction, addition and renovation projects for library, religious, educational, multi-family housing, health care and private home design work. Todd has taught architecture internationally, served on private and public boards and commissions and volunteered his services to a range of organizations.

Two unique groups were started by Todd: The Architects Sketch Hour, a gathering of architects and allied professionals for plein-air sketching and The Sole Proprietor Architects Forum, a collective of architects in private practice. The ten-year old monthly meeting provides the opportunities to share in roundtable discussions, maintain continuing education and review unique design issues, among other things.


Todd earned both his Bachelor of Science in Architectural Studies and Master of Architecture from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. During his junior year in college he studied at the University of Illinois study abroad architecture program in Versailles, France.

Prior to establishing his own firm, Todd was a project architect for fifteen years at a Design-Focused architecture firm in Madison and a designer for a Multi-Disciplinary Museum Planning, Exhibit Design and Architecture firm in Boston.He has made Madison his home since 1990.

Sarah, Canon, Project Designer

Sarah Canon, a talented designer with extensive experience as practitioner and educator, is a key contributor, particularly during the design phases. Following her undergraduate studies at Yale University, Sarah received her Master in Architecture from the University of Minnesota where she served as a teaching assistant to Sarah Susanka, from whom she learned and taught the philosophy of the "Not So Big House." Sarah has taught architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, landscape architecture at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and Architectural History at the University of Debrecen in Hungary and Eberhard Karls Universität in Tübingen, Germany.

Sarah has served on a number of boards, including.the University of Wisconsin Research Park Review Board.and the Friends of the Frank Lloyd Wright Meeting House.

Sarah and Todd have worked together since 1995.


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