“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 & Design, the Art Institute of Philadelphia, Jefferson University and Drexel University. She has appeared on dozens of national television programs and has been a featured designer in multiple local and national publications. Her numerous awards include twenty-six ASID Design Excellence Awards as well as their “Designer of Distinction Award”, fifteen IDA Design Awards and four ICAA Trumbauer Awards for interior design. Barbara received the AIA Award for Historic Preservation, The Preservation Alliance’s Preservation Achievement Award, CCRA’s Historic Preservation Award, the Award for Residential Design from Preservation Pennsylvania, and was recognized for interior design at the Palladio Awards.
She is a national board member of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) and was the long-time President of the College of Chapters representing all Chapters nationwide. She serves on the board of the Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia and is active in many advocacy initiatives. Barbara holds leadership roles at The Philadelphia Museum of Art on curatorial, architectural, and development committees, is a contributing member of The Philadelphia Antique Show, The Franklin Institute, and The Union League of Philadelphia. She 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 many ICAA regional chapter awards including: the Philip Trammell Shutze Awards for the Southeast, the Bulfinch Awards for New England, the Julia Morgan Awards for Northern California, the Addison Mizner Awards for Florida and the Caribbean, the Acanthus Awards for Midwest-Chicago, the John Staub Awards for Texas, and ICAA’s international Arthur Ross Awards for lifetime achievement.