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Howard Raymond Barr, American architect.


Barr, Howard Raymond was born on February 15, 1910 in Pittsburgh. Son of Robert Wesley and Myrtle (Hockensmith) Barr.


Bachelor of Architecture, University Texas, 1934.


General practice architecture, Austin, Texas, 1939-1942, 46; associate, Giesecke, Kuehne & Brooks, Architects, 1946-1950; partner, Kuehne, Brooks & Barr, 1950-1960; partner, Brooks & Barr, 1960-1965; partner, Brooks, Barr, Graeber & White, 1965-1973; president, Brooks, Barr, Graeber & White, 1973-1977; senior vice-president, director, 3D/International Inc., 1973-1978; principal, Howard R. Barr, Architect-Cons., since 1978.


  • Other Work

    • Works include: United States Embassy Building, Mexico, Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Lyndon B. Johnson Library. And Sid Richardson Hall, Austin, United States Department Labor Building, Washington, University Texas Medical School and Hermann Teaching Hospital, Houston, Southwest Texas Medical School, University Texas, San Antonio, Federal Aviation Administration Communication buildings, San Juan, Puerto Rico and Balboa, Canal Zone.


The separation of church and state has guaranteed the diversity of religious expressions and the freedom to worship God according to each person’s conscience. However, separation of church and state permit interaction.


Anyone may appear in hardship and poverty. Never give up in pursuit of happiness and one day you will find yourself in the right place, where God gives the sense of joy and assurances you are looking for.


Association director Lifetime Learning Institute, Austin, Texas, 1985-1989, director 1989-1993. Member City of Austin Parks and Recreation Board, 1966-1970. Commissioner Texas Urban Development Commission, 1970-1972.

Trustee Texas Architectural Foundation, 1969-1975. Lieutenant commander of The United States Navy Reserve, 1942-1946. Fellow American Institute of Architects (director 1974-1976).

Member Texas Society Architects (president 1969, Llewllyn W. Pittsburgh award for distinguished service to profession 1979), Sphinx, Tau Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Psi, Headliners Club.


Married Margaret Claire Pressler, April 30, 1938. Children: Richard Stuart, Alan Robert.

Robert Wesley Barr

Myrtle (Hockensmith) Barr

Margaret Claire Pressler

Richard Stuart Barr

Alan Robert Barr