University of Texas, Alexander Architectural Archive

William Clayton Barbee collection,

1976-2000



Collection Summary

CreatorBarbee, William Clayton
TitleWilliam Clayton Barbee collection
Dates1976-2000
AbstractThe 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 homes in Texas and HABS documetation of New Mexico sites. The collection also contains representative works from his professional practice.
IdentificationBARBE 2008015; 2009004
Quantity.75 lin.ft. manuscript material, 2,422 slides, 404 photographic prints, 535 photographic negatives, approximatley 350 sheets architectural drawings
Repository:Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin.

Biographical Sketch of William Clayton Barbee

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.


Scope and Content of the collection

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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Index Terms

This collection is indexed under the following headings in The University of Texas Online Catalog. Researchers desiring materials about related topics, persons or places should search the catalog using these headings
Creator (persons):
Barbee, William Clayton
Subjects:
Historic Preservation--Texas.
Historic American Building Survey.
Document types:
Manuscript material.
Photographs.
Slides.
Architectural drawings.

Related Material

Barbee Family Collection: An Inventory of their Records at the Houston Metropolitan Research Center, Houston Public Library

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


Administrative Information

Citation

William Clayton Barbee collection, Alexander Architectural Archives, University of Texas Libraries, The University of Texas at Austin

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References to works about William Clayton Barbee

Details in Architecture Vol. 5. Mulgrave, Australia : Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd., 2003

Social Spaces, Vol. 2. Mulgrave, Australia : Images Publishing Group Pty. Ltd., 2003