Welcome to new employees Sarah & Olivia

Welcome to our two new hires — Sarah Peacock as an architect and Olivia Poston as an architectural graduate.

Sarah Peacock

Peacock earned her Master of Architecture with a Health concentration from Clemson University in 2016. Sarah has extensive healthcare design experience and is the author of the white paper “Orthopedics Design Guidelines and Considerations” and led a research initiative in the causes of rural American infant mortality and design of a prototype facility for community care in “Rural Prenatal Care.” She has recently relocated from North Carolina with her husband, who is a resident at the University of Tennessee Medical Center.

Olivia Poston

Poston is a 2019 graduate from the University of Tennessee College of Architecture + Design, where she was on the Dean’s List. She studied abroad in Rome, Italy, through the University of Arkansas. Her work of remapping the Nolli plan in Rome was nominated in the HBG Design Award Exhibition. She has previously worked as an intern in Nashville, where she completed an entry into an affordable housing design competition.


4 Interior Designers Earn NCIDQ

Four of the interior designers at BarberMcMurry have earned their National Certification for Interior Designers Qualification (NCIDQ). 

Kristin Bowman, NCIDQ; Julie Dalby, NCIDQ; Katie Lowery, NCIDQ; and Barbie Corzo Thomas, NCIDQ, are now licensed professionals. Professional, licensed interior designers are qualified by education, experience and examination to enhance the function and quality of interior spaces. 

Kristin, Julie, Katie and Barbie join Abby Farr, a recent interior design graduate from Auburn University, in the largest interior design team of any architecture firm in the area. 

Portrait of Kristin Bowman
Kristin Bowman

Kristin has been with BarberMcMurry since 2015 and specializes in healthcare and higher education design, working with clients that include East Tennessee Children’s Hospital, Pellissippi State Community College and University Health System. 

Julie Dalby

Julie joined the firm in 2014 and is the interior design team manager. She works on a wide variety of project types, recently with clients like Analysis & Measurement Services Corporation, Webb School of Knoxville, and Knox County Schools. 

Katie Lowery

Katie has also been with BarberMcMurry since 2014. Her eye for design has benefited clients including Radio Systems Corporation and the University of Tennessee. 

Portrait of Barbie Thomas
Barbie Thomas

Born in Buenos Aires, Barbie joined BarberMcMurry in 2018. She has recently worked with clients the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture, Summit Medical and Cherokee Country Club and has led the team in pro-bono design projects — like a recent interior makeover for a disabled Blount County teen through Kingdom Design Ministries.


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