Hiking Club on Mt LeConte

Photo by Jim Thompson. On clifftop of Mt. LeConte to discuss organization of the Smoky Mountains Hiking Club, from left, Charles Barber, Frank Wilson, Baxter Gass, Guy Barber, Charley Kane, Charley Lester, Marshall Wilson, Louise Smith, Caesar Stair, Douglas Smith, Besse Geagley, George Barber Jr., W.H. McCroskey, Carlos Campbell and T.S. McKinney.

Before there was a Great Smoky Mountains National Park … there were a group of Knoxville hikers who sought to protect the beautiful and rugged Appalachian mountains. In October 1924, BarberMcMurry founders Charles and David West Barber, along with Charlie’s brother George Jr. and West’s brother Guy, led a group of about 20 people on an overnight trip to Mount LeConte. Continue Reading

ETCH NICU Roof Garden

The rooftop garden of the East Tennessee Children’s Hospital Scripps Tower addition.

BarberMcMurry Architects has won four AIA East Tennessee awards. Of 40 submissions from architecture firms throughout East Tennessee, only 12 earned recognition. The awards were judged by professional jurors from out of state. Continue Reading

BarberMcMurry architects welcomes Heather N. Beck to the firm as Communications Manager and announces Ellen L. DeVoe has been promoted to Associate.

“We are pleased to recognize Ellen DeVoe for excellence by promoting her to Associate, and we’re equally happy to welcome Heather Beck to the BarberMcMurry family,” said Chuck V. Griffin, President & CEO of BarberMcMurry. Continue Reading