Mr. Barr is a registered architect with over Twenty-five yearís experience in both
architecture and construction. He designs the firmís projects, participates in the
production of the contract documents as well as oversees the construction
personally. His commitment to utilize developing computer technology enhances his
abilities as a project designer and coordinator.
University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee
Bachelor of Architecture
Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary, Fort Worth, Texas
Attended from 1980-1983
Architectural intern at Geren Associates/CRS - Here, Richard was the assistant to the
director of design, producing varied projects including religious, corporate, commercial
office, educational and government buildings.
Director of Design at Awsumb Wage Watson - Richard further developed his technical
Associate at Gassner Nathan and Partners - Some of Richardís responsibilities included
projects like the Crescent Center Office Building, Memphis and Ritz Carlton Hotel,
Marina Del Rey, California. Also, he managed the firmís computer systems and
Registered architect - (active) Tennessee, Mississippi, Kentucky, Missouri, Alabama
Registered architect - (inactive) Louisiana, Texas
Certified by National Council of Architectural Registration Board (NCARB)
Richard is married to Sherry (Williams) of Knoxville, Tennessee and they have three
children; Ryan, Philip and Hannah. The Barr's attend First Baptist Church, Concord
where he serves as a teacher in the Adult Sunday School program and Life Change
University (LCU). Richard has served on the Board of Directors of the fellowship of
Christian Athletes (FCA), Memphis Chapter, as Chairman of the By- Laws and Missions
Committees at a former church and has taught college-age and adult Sunday School
classes at that church for 12 years.
ďI would certainly recommend you to any other church or group that would require its
counselor to be a qualified designer and professional and, most important, to be
listening to what the Lord has to say in the matter. I believe that you know what the
voice of the Lord sounds likeĒ.
G. Adair Ratliff
Building Chair for South Cliff Baptist Church