“No matter how grand the house, it is first and foremost a stage on which real human beings play out their lives.”
FROM THE FORWARD OF
American Splendor: The Residential Architecture of Horace Trumbauer
Barbara has an ongoing commitment to enriching the education of future design professionals. She serves frequently as a guest critic at Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia University and the Art Institute of Philadelphia as well as Drexel University’s think tank on “The Future of the Design Profession”. She has also appeared on dozens of national television programs, and frequently lectures on design and preservation. Her numerous awards include twenty-six ASID Design Excellence Awards as well as their “Designer of Distinction Award”, fifteen IDA Design Awards, the AIA Award for Historic Preservation for the Jayne House, The Preservation Alliance’s Preservation Achievement Award, CCRA’s Historic Preservation Award, the Award for Residential Design from Preservation Pennsylvania, and the Palladio Award for Interior Design.
She is president emeritus of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) Philadelphia Chapter, as well as the coordinating President of the College of Chapters representing all chapters nationwide; holds leadership roles at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on curatorial, architectural, and development committees; serves on the board of the Royal Oak Foundation; is a contributing member of The Philadelphia Antique Show, The Franklin Institute and The Union League of Philadelphia; and holds advisory positions with DesignPhiladelphia and The Athenaeum of Philadelphia and was inducted into the Leaders of Design Council. Barbara has served on the juries for the Philip Trammell Shutze Awards for the Southeast Chapter of the ICAA, and the Bulfinch Awards for the New England Chapter of the ICAA and ICAA’s International Arthur Ross Awards for lifetime achievement.