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 Richard Barr and Company, Inc. (RBCI)
 was established in 1986 to perform
 architectural services for clients who
 desired greater personal involvement
 from their architect. This Personal
 Service approach has afforded the
 firm many opportunities to work on
 many varied commissions.

 In 1988 Richard Barr and Company
 moved into the Crescent Center Office
 Building located at Poplar Avenue and
 Ridgeway in Memphis, Tennessee.
 Being led of the Lord, in 1998, RBCI
 increased it’s service area by providing

 permanent representation in East Tennessee.  Further establishing this presence RBCI
 opened an office in Knoxville, Tennessee in the Landmark Buildings North Tower in the
 fall of 2000. Likewise, in 1999 RBCI provided professional staff to the Middle Tennessee

 During the past 18 years, our personal service approach has afforded the firm
 opportunity to have as clients many varied corporations, commercial developers and
 churches. While we have extensive experience in Office, Medical and Retail building
 design, 10 years ago the company focused on Religious Architecture as a specialty.
 The diversified experience derived from commercial commissions and finding success in
 designing to developers budgets, (pro-forma’s) influenced our approach to, and
 appreciation of, the clients project budget. We understand our roll as “Investment
” in the proper utilization of the Owner’s resources.
 The first and foremost premise of the firm is understood in the verse “and whatever
 you do whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks
 to God the father through Him.”-Colossians 3:17
 Secondly, that we are to be Stewards of the resources God has entrusted our
 clients, and finally the belief that people work together as a TEAM to produce a
 project, Client, Architect, Consultants and Contractor. In light of this we have three
 principal goals in our firm.

1. We are to be good stewards of our clients’ resources
We understand where these resources originate

2. Client, Architect, Consultants and Contractor work together as a Team to
produce a project
The Team concept is imperative to be successful

3. The Client’s program is more important than the designer’s ideals.
When there is a conflict of the two, design is rethought.


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 Date page last updated 01/18/2013