William Barbee graduated with honors from the University of Texas at Austin with a B.A. in Natural Sciences 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 Giuseppe Zambonini, Michael Kalil and George Ranalli. He received a Master of Architecture from the Graduate School of Architecture at the University of Texas at Austin in 1981 with a specialty in historic preservation and adaptive use. He studied under Professors Walter Eugene George, Drury Blakely Alexander, Lance Tatum, Wayne Bell and R. James Coote.
William Barbee’s academic career includes a Visiting Assistant Professorship in the Department of Architecture at Texas A & M University, Lecturer in The Department of Interior Design 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. Courses taught were in the areas of architectural design, interior design and historic preservation.
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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