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Overview of the Collection

Scope and Contents

Arrangement

Restrictions

Index Terms

Separated Material

Administrative Information

Description of Series

I. Photographs & Slides, 1984-1988

II. Project Files, 1940, 1984-1997, undated

III. Marketing Materials, circa 2000s

IV. Drawings, 1928, 1937, 1983-2002, undated

Austin History Center

Barbee Architects, Inc. Records and Drawings

An Inventory of the Collection



Overview of the Collection

Creator: Barbee Architects, Inc.
Title: Barbee Architects, Inc. Records and Drawings
Inclusive Dates: 1928-2002
Bulk Dates: 1983-1990
Abstract: The Barbee Architects, Inc. collection consists of drawings, photographic materials, and video of projects built in the Austin/Travis County area between 1983 and 2001.
Identification: AR.2009.059
Quantity: 1.8 linear feet (3 boxes) and 712 architectural drawings
Physical Location: Architectural Archives
Language: The records are in English.
Repository: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library,  810 Guadalupe,  PO BOX 2287,  Austin, TX 78768

Creator Note

Barbee Architects, Inc was founded in 1983. William C. Barbee is the principal architect at Barbee Architects, Inc. Barbee graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Natural Sciences/Pre-Medical in 1973 and a Master of Arts in Biomedical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston in 1975. He entered the New York School of Interior Design where he studied under Guiseppe Zambonini, Michael Kahlil and George Ranali. He received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a specialty in Historic Preservation and adaptive use. His professional career has included the following firms:

  • Barbee Architects Inc., Austin, Texas, 1996-Present
  • WmBarbee Architects, Austin, TX, 1992-1996
  • JPJ Architects, Inc., Dallas, Texas, 1991-1992
  • BarbeePardo Architects, Inc., Austin, Texas, 1983-1991
  • Spencer Assoc. Architects, Austin, Texas, 1981-1983

Barbee’s academic career includes a Visiting Assistant Professorship at Texas A & M University, Lecturer at The University of Texas at Austin and at San Antonio, and Assistant Professor in graduate studies at The University of Texas at San Antonio.

William Barbee has conducted independent studies in the documentation of historic structures including the Pueblitos of Dinetah in New Mexico and the Southern Chacoan Outliers at Chaco Canyon, NM. His studio won the coveted Charles E. Peterson Prize in 1999 from the Historic American Buildings Survey for the documentation of the Maverick-Carter Residence in San Antonio. He received the 1999 Kenneth L. Anderson Prize from the National Park Service.

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Scope and Contents

The collection consists of drawings for commercial and residential projects done by the firm in Austin/Travis County between the years 1983 and 2001. The majority of the projects involved remodeling, renovating, or making additions to existing buildings. Most of the photographs are associated with the drawings and were taken to document existing conditions prior to the remodeling or renovations. Many projects are conceptual with work done up to the Design Development phase.

The Photograph & Slides series consists solely of photographic materials removed from 3-ring binders that Barbee was using as photograph albums. The Project Files series contains a mixture of photographic, audiovisual and textual materials arranged by project. Some renovation projects in the Drawings series contain the drawings by Barbee Architects, Inc. as well drawings by the original architect or other architects that have previously worked on the structure. And lastly, the Marketing Materials series contains a portfolio of Barbee's work through the years and photocopies of awards bestowed upon the firm.

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Arrangement

Arranged in 3 series:
I. Photographs & Slides
II. Project Files
III. Marketing Materials
IV. Drawings

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Restrictions

Restrictions on Access

Open to all users

Restrictions on Use

None.

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Index Terms

This record series is indexed under the following controlled access subject terms.
Persons:
Barbee, William C.
Organizations:
Fuller Dyal & Stamper.
Giescke & Harris.
Polkinghorn, Chapman, Cline & Guy.
C. H. Page.
Fehr and Granger.
James Holland Architects.
Barbee Pardo Architects, Inc.
WmBarbee Architects.
Places:
Austin (Tex.)
Travis County (Tex.)
Subjects:
Architecture--Texas--Austin--History.
Historic Buildings--Texas--Austin.
Architecture--Texas--Austin--Designs and plans.
Document Types:
Architectural drawings
Photographs
Video cassette
Newspaper clippings

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Separated Material

Drawings for projects outside Austin/Travis County were transferred to the Alexander Architectural Archive, the University of Texas at Austin.

A set of drawings (21 sheets) dated 1937 of the Brown Securities Corp. office building designed by C. H. Page (CHP-176) were added to the C. H. Page collection and can be found in FF6/CHP.

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Administrative Information

Custodial History

Donated by William Barbee

Preferred Citation

Barbee Architects, Inc. Records (AR.2009.059). Austin History Center, Austin Public Library, Texas.

Acquisition Information

Donor #: DO/2006/046

Donation Date: 2006 June

Processing Information

Final Processing and Finding Aid: Toni Thomasson/2009

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Other Finding Aid

Access to architectural drawings in this collection is through the Architectural Archives Card Catalog located in the Reading Room.

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Detailed Description of the Collection

 

I. Photographs & Slides, 1984-1988

Box Folder
1 1 McIlhenney residence, circa 1987
2 Dr. Casanova Office, circa 1988
3-7 Knapp Lake House, circa 1987
8-9 2202 Nueces St., circa 1985
10 100 Red Bud Trail, circa 1985
11 Zan Ray Salon, circa 1988
12 Williams-Flato Studio, circa 1985
13 Smithers Furniture restoration, circa 1984
14 Grensted residence, circa 1984
15 Signor residence, circa 1984
16 Blue Chip Cookie Factory, circa 1984
17 Bland residence, circa 1986
18 Tommy McEhenney residence, circa 1986
Box Folder
2 1 Bieberdorf residence, circa 1988

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II. Project Files, 1940, 1984-1997, undated

Box Folder
2 2 Hixo, Inc., circa 1990, undated
3-6 Delta Gamma House, 1987-1989
8 Town & Country Office Center, circa 1995
Box Folder
3 1 Bowie St. Warehouse, circa 1996
2 Pewitt McCann Residence, 1997, undated
3 Madison House & Contessa Dorms, 1994, undated
4 Williams-Flato Studio, 1986-1988, undated
5 Torta Brothers Bar & Grill, 1986, undated
6 McNamara residence, circa 1990
7 Knapp Lake House , 1989, undated
8 Delta Delta Delta Sorority House, circa 1940, undated

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III. Marketing Materials, circa 2000s

Box Folder
3 9 Portfolio, circa 2000s

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IV. Drawings, 1928, 1937, 1983-2002, undated


Series Abstract: Entries are indexed in alphabetical order by Client's last name. Entries without client names are sorted by Project Name and listed before those that provide client's names. Project names are sometimes supplied by the archivist, as title blocks on the drawings prove to be inconsistent and many drawings are not labeled. An abbreviated version of the architect/firm name has been added by the repository to the beginning of each project number.
See Architectural Archives Card Catalog in the Reading Room for access to the following drawings.
Project number: BAR-9007
Project name: 8017 Gessner Apartments.
Date on drawings: 1990
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: 8017 Gessner Drive.
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8509
Project name: Barr Residence. Bathroom Addition.
Date on drawings: 1985
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: 4704 Shadow Lane
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0190
Project name: Cann Memorial Garden, Laguna Gloria.
Date on drawings: 1990
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: 3809 West 35th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-9005
Project name: McNamara Residence.
Date on drawings: 1990
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: 3502 Bridle Path
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8905
Project name: Sedeno Residence.
Date on drawings: 1990
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: Tortuga Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0184
Project Name: Signor Residence.
Date on drawings: 1984
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: Ehrlich Road
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-119403
Project name: Town & Country Office Center Renovation.
Date on drawings: 1995
Primary archt/firm: WmBarbee Architects
Street address: 3839 Bee Cave Road
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8327
Project name: Two Commodore Plaza Remodel.
Date on drawings: 1985
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Other archt/firm: Polkinghorn, Chapman, Cline and Guy
Street address: 206 E. 9th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0183
Project name: Barbee Pardo Architects Studio and Office.
Date on drawings: 1983
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: 100 Red Bud Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0690
Project name: Barbee Pardo Architects Studio and Office.
Date on drawings: not dated
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Barbee Pardo Architects
Street address: 100 Red Bud Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8508
Project name: Barbee Residence Renovation.
Date on drawings: 1986
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Collaborators: George Maxwell (structural engineer)
Client: Barbee, William
Street address: 100 Red Bud Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8501
Project name: Bar-None Partnership Office Conversion.
Date on drawings: 1985
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Collaborators: George Maxwell (structural engineer)
Client: Bar-None Partnership
Street address: 2202 Nueces Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8610
Project name: Bland Residence Improvements.
Date on drawings: 1986
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Bland, Robert
Client: Bland, Louise
Street address: 1406 West 29th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8508A
Project name: Carral Residence Improvements.
Date on drawings: 1986
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Architect had two projects with the same project number 8508. Archivist added "A" to this project number
Client: Carral, Anselmo
Street address: 8605 Appalachian Drive
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8801
Project name: Dr. Casanova Office Renovation.
Date on drawings: 1988
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Casanova, Robert
Street address: 805 E. 32nd Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-2000/07
Project name: Delta Delta Delta Sorority House Renderings and Landscape Plan.
Date on drawings: 2002
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Collaborators: Coleman & Associates (landscape architects)
Client: Delta Delta Delta Sorority
Street address: 503 W. 27th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8701-III
Project name: Delta Gamma Sorority House Improvements, Phase III.
Date on drawings: 1988
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Collaborators: Carlos W. Coon, Jr. (engineer)
Client: Delta Gamma Sorority
Street address: 2419 Rio Grande Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8701-II
Project name: Delta Gamma Sorority House Improvements, Phase II.
Date on drawings: 1988
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Collaborators: Carlos W. Coon, Jr. (engineer)
Client: Delta Gamma Sorority
Street address: 2419 Rio Grande Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8701-I
Project name: Delta Gamma Sorority House Improvements, Phase I.
Date on drawings: 1987
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Collaborators: Carlos W. Coon, Jr. (engineer)
Client: Delta Gamma Sorority
Street address: 2419 Rio Grande Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-548
Project name: Delta Gamma Sorority House Alteration and Additions.
Date on drawings: 1965-1966
Primary archt/firm: Jessen, Jessen, Millhouse, Greeven & Crume
Client: Delta Gamma Sorority
Street address: 2419 Rio Grande Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: CHP-8-57
Project name: Delta Delta Delta Sorority House Additions and Remodeling.
Date on drawings: 1958
Primary archt/firm: C. H. Page and Son
Client: Delta Delta Delta Sorority
Street address: 503 W. 27th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8611
Project name: Fuller, Dyal and Stamper Offices, Scarbrough Building.
Date on drawings: 1986
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Fuller, Dyal & Stamper
Street address: 6th Street & Congress
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: FG-752
Project name: Garwood Residence.
Date on drawings: 1961
Primary archt/firm: Fehr and Granger
Client: Garwood, W. St. John (Mr. and Mrs.)
Street address: 1802 San Gabriel
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0384
Project name: Grensted Residence.
Date on drawings: 1984
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Grensted, Linda
Street address: 1317 Spyglass Drive
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8903
Project name: Hixo, Inc. Corporate Offices.
Date on drawings: 1989
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Hicks, Judy
Street address: 2905 San Gabriel, Suite 307
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-9801B
Project name: Johnson-Turpin Residence, Norwood Tower Penthouse - Phase 2.
Date on drawings: 2000
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pratte Architects
Collaborators: swLLd Landscape Design (landscape architect)
Collaborators: Guido Brothers Construction(contractor)
Client: Turpin, Ian J.
Client: Johnson, Luci B.
Street address: 114 W. 7th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-9801
Project name: Johnson-Turpin Residence, Norwood Tower Penthouse.
Date on drawings: 1998
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pratte Architects
Collaborators: Datum-Robert Fry(structural engineer)
Collaborators: Guido Brothers Construction(contractor)
Client: Turpin, Ian J.
Client: Johnson, Luci B.
Street address: 114 W. 7th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number:
Project name: Johnson-Turpin Residence, Norwood Tower Penthouse.
Date on drawings: 1928, 1985
Primary archt/firm: Giescke and Harris Architects
Client: Turpin, Ian J.
Client: Johnson, Luci B.
Street address: 114 W. 7th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8705
Project name: Knapp Lake House.
Date on drawings: 1987
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Collaborators: John Rozelle Construction (contractor)
Collaborators: Stephen K. Domigan $#38; Associates (landscape architect)
Client: Knapp, Robert
Street address: Hidden Hills, Lake Travis
City: Spicewood
County: Burnet
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8705
Project name: Knapp Lake House.
Date on drawings: 1987
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Other archt/firm: Taylor Millworks
Client: Knapp, Robert
Street address: Hidden Hills, Lake Travis
City: Spicewood
County: Burnet
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8708
Project name: McElhenney Residence.
Date on drawings: 1988
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pratte Associates
Client: McElhenney, A.
Street address: 2316 Indian Trail
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-100995
Project name: McElhenney-Barbee Garden Shed.
Date on drawings: 1995
Primary archt/firm: William Barbee Architects
Client: McElhenney, Tommy
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0186
Project name: McEhenney Residence.
Date on drawings: 1986
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: McElhenney, Tommy
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-910320
Project name: Norwood Tower Penthouse Renovation.
Date on drawings: 1992
Primary archt/firm: French Engineering, Inc.
Client: Metric Property Management
Street address: 114 W. 7th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-3328
Project name: LBJ (Lyndon Baines Johnson) Ranch House.
Date on drawings: 1984
Primary archt/firm: WmBarbee Architects
Client: National Park Service
Street address: Park Road 49
City: Stonewall
County: Gillespie
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-396-03
Project name: Pewitt-McCann Residence Addition.
Date on drawings: 1996
Primary archt/firm: WmBarbee Architects
Collaborators: Stephen M. Conrad (structural engineer)
Client: Pewitt, Bill
Client: McCann, Shannon
Street address: 1015 Gaston Avenue
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8708
Project name: Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity House.
Date on drawings: 1987
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity
City: San Marcos
County: Hays
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-9804
Project name: Pleger Residence.
Date on drawings: 1999
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pratte Associates
Collaborators: Kloodsmith Builders(contractor)
Client: Pledger, James L.
Client: Pledger, Coralie S.
Street address: 1007 Madrone Road
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8804
Project name: Zan and Friends (hair salon).
Date on drawings: 1988
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Ray, Zan
Street address: 505 N. 13th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0484
Project name: Smithers Furniture Restoration.
Date on drawings: 1984
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Smithers, Larry
Street address: 507 Walsh Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-2000/08
Project name: Westwood Country Club Fitness Facility & Bath House.
Date on drawings: 2001
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pratte Associates
Collaborators: Marcon Construction Co.(contractor)
Collaborators: Jerry Garcia(structural engineer)
Collaborators: LOC Consultants(civil engineer)
Client: Westwood Country Club
Street address: 3808 West 35th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-2000/08
Project name: Westwood Country Club.
Date on drawings: 1985
Primary archt/firm: James Holland Architects
Client: Westwood Country Club
Street address: 3808 West 35th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-8506
Project name: Williams-Flato Studio/A Custom Manufacturing Facility.
Date on drawings: 1985
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Williams, Edward
Street address: 4707 Red Bluff Road
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-0284
Project name: Wintrich Inc. Blue Chip Cookies.
Date on drawings: 1984
Primary archt/firm: Barbee Pardo Architects
Client: Wintrich Inc.
Street address: 316 East 6th Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.
Project number: BAR-396-02
Project name: Bowie St. Warehouse Offices.
Date on drawings: 1996
Primary archt/firm: WmBarbee Architects
Client: Zuniga, Diana
Client: Prince, Ron
Street address: 918 W. 3rd Street
City: Austin
County: Travis
State/Province: Texas
Country: U.S.

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