As an Associate Director at 64North, Wells Barber has been responsible for the design, management, and construction of projects across all scales and multiple project types, including mixed-use and multifamily projects, luxury single-family residences and estates, and commercial and interior design work. In addition to his work as an architect, Wells also co-leads 64North’s digital design practice, having led branding, product and packaging design, and website projects for Holovision, Reason, MendMe, and the AIA.
Prior to joining 64North, Wells was a Lead Designer at Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG) in New York. Wells’ work at BIG included the design for the Serpentine Pavilion; a 2.6 million square foot mixed-use office, residential, and hotel project in Los Angeles’ Arts District; the San Pellegrino Factory & Headquarters, winner of an international design competition; Hyperloop One’s autonomous transportation system in the United Arab Emirates; multiple high-end single family residences; and a residential skyscraper in New York in addition to managing BIG’s design workshop. Working as a solo practitioner, he also designed Austin’s award-winning Elias Residence. His work on Risky Habit[at] was selected for exhibition at the 2014 La Biennale di Venezia Architettura, curated by Rem Koolhaas.
Born in Austin, Wells is a graduate of the University of Houston with a degree in architecture. In addition to his work at 64North, he enjoys film and television production design, biking, and playing the drums.