William Clayton Barbee collection,
William C. Barbee is the principal architect at Barbee Architects, Inc., an interior architecture and preservation firm practicing in Austin, Texas.
Barbee graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Natural Sciences/Pre-Medical in 1973 and a M.A. in Biomedical Science from the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston in 1975. He entered the New York School of Interior Design where he studied under Guiseppe Zambonini, Michael Kahlil and George Rinali. He received a Masters of Architecture from the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a specialty in Historic Preservation and adaptive use.
Mr. Barbee’s academic career includes: Visiting Professor, Department of Architecture, Texas A&M University (1992-1994); Lecturer, Interior Design, University of Texas at Austin (Spring 1995); Lecturer, Division of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Texas at San Antonio (Fall 1994); and Assistant Professor in Graduate Studies, Division of Architecture and Interior Design, University of Texas at San Antonio (1995-2000).
Barbee has received numerous awards: Acme Brick, Student Design Competition (1993); The Kenneth L. Anderson Prize from Historic American Buildings Survey (1999); and the Charles E. Peterson Prize, first place for Maverick-Carter House, San Antonio, Texas (1999). Additionally he has received grants from the National Parks Regional Office for documentation of Southern Chacoan Outliers, Chaco Canyon, New Mexico (1994-1995) and Pueblitos of Dinetah, Gobernador Region, New Mexico (1993-1994, 1996), and the National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Grant Award (1996).
William Barbee’s professional practice includes work in Texas and New Mexico. He has been affiliated with a number of firms: Spencer Associates Architects, Austin (1981-1983); BarbeePardo Architects, Inc. Austin (1983-1991); JPJ Architects, Inc., Dallas (1991-1992); WmBarbee Architects, Austin (1992-1996); and Barbee Architects, Inc. Austin (1996-present). Project types include banks, hospitality, retail, and fitness centers, residential and ranching headquarters. Barbee’s work has been published in various journals and newspapers: Texas Architect, Sunset Magazine, Natural Home, Southern Living, Austin Business Journal, Austin American Statesman, Dallas Morning News (Arts), Houston Post (Design Today), Metal Architecture, Texas Homes, and Austin Homes and Gardens.
Barbee is a member of American Institute of Architects (AIA), Texas Society of Architects, and the Austin Chapter of AIA.
The bulk of the collection reflects Barbee's early architectural research in areas of historic architecture and interiors between 1976 and 1999. Materials include detailed photographic documentation of restoration of historic structures in Texas: the Anton A. Erhard house (Bastrop), the Wallis-Middleton house (Wallisville)and the Maverick-Carter house (San Antonio). Also included is HABS documetation of New Mexico sites: the Pueblitos of Dinetah, and Southern Chacoan Outliers, Chaco Canyon National Park. Other subjects include Wau Ban See Ranch (Brady, Texas), San Ygnacio, Texas and Colonial Williamsburg. The collection also contains representative works from his professional practice.
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