Architectural historian Gregg Free, who authored the Historic Structure Report, first advised us that much of the hidden original structure was intact and that the stucco façade could be easily removed. The University of Texas at Austin School of Architecture faculty also provided early guidance. Larry Speck and Wayne Bell served on our Architectural Advisory Group, along with noted architectural historian William Seale. Professor Michael Holleran’s graduate students used the Byrne-Reed House as their project in a preservation studio course.
The Humanities Texas Board retained HS&A as the project manager. HS&A president Dave Stauch, who had overseen the restoration of the state capitol, and Bill McCann, an experienced project manager, carefully analyzed the scope of work, interviewed prospective architects and contractors, and monitored the cost of the restoration. Project architect Emily Little and her colleagues at ClaytonLittle exercised great sensitivity in balancing the principles of historic preservation with the imperatives of code compliance and accessibility, creating a twenty-first century office environment within a century-old mansion. Finally, Journeyman Construction brought an array of skilled subcontractors who demonstrated that the caliber of gifted artisans who built the Byrne-Reed House in 1907 still exists today.
Michael L. Klein, Chair
Vicki Vinson Cantwell
Jo Anne Christian
Joy Ann Havran
Joseph R. Krier
Nancy Cain Marcus
Caren H. Prothro
Catherine L. Robb
Venus F. Strawn
Michael L. Gillette
Yvonne Doerr González
Melissa J. Huber
Kathryne B. Tovo
Lawrence W. Speck
Gregory Free & Associates
Atha Phillips, Coleman & Associates
Aan Coleman, Coleman & Associates
Bill Klock, Energy Engineering Associates
Ron Pritchard, Hanrahan Pritchard Engineering
Pat Sparks and Rick Miles, Sparks Engineering
Darlene Marwitz, Studio Portico
Jose Balderas, American Roof Solutions, Inc.
Mike Dodd, Architectural Masonry Products
Clint Bradford, ARW Contracting, Inc.
Charles Page, Austin Air Balancing
Betty Brady, Brady Distinctive Lighting
Jud Stringer, Building Abatement Demolition Company, Inc.
Wyoma Craghead, CDC Carpets & Interior
Stephen Ward, Control Security and Surveillance
Dan Watson, D.Watson Companies
Darrell Black, Darrell Black Custom Wood Flooring
The Davey Tree Expert Company
Martin Diaz, Diaz Plastering, Inc.
Adam Zamora and Jamie Nieto, Frontier Contractors, Inc.
Grant Gibson, GQ Tile Co
Holt Engineering, Inc.
Zach House, House+Earth
Jimmy Schmidt & Steve Johnson, J. S. Electric, Inc.
Louis Hayn, Looking Good Masonry
Lee Pruden, Ludowici Roof Tile
Macias & Associates, L.P.
Mark Dorsett, Meadow Brook Irrigation, LLC
Mark Heitman, Metro Services, Inc.
Matt Henson, Professio, Inc.
Stan Johnson and Lee Lueckemeyer, Stan’s Heating and Air
Terracon Consulting Engineers & Scientists
Mitch Tucker, Tucker Welding