JAMES F. BARKER, FAIA
One Parkway Drive
Clemson, South Carolina 29634
Telephone: (864) 656-2880
Married - Marcia
62 years of age
Two children - Jacob and Britt
1999 - present President, Clemson University
1995 - 1999 Dean; College of Architecture, Arts and Humanities, Clemson University
A new college created after a comprehensive reorganization of Clemson University in 1995.
1986 - 1995 Dean, College of Architecture, Clemson University
1994 - 1995 Interim Dean; College of Liberal Arts, Clemson University
Served as Interim Dean while also serving as Dean of the College of Architecture.
1984 - 1986 Dean, School of Architecture, Mississippi State University
1979 - 1984 Associate Dean; School of Architecture, Mississippi State University. General administrative responsibility; established graduate program and Center for Small Town Research and Design.
1977 - 1979 Director of Instruction; School of Architecture, Mississippi State University. Administration of all academic courses taught in the School of Architecture, and the co-planner of the stateÕs first architectural curriculum.
2008 Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary), Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, South Carolina
2001 Doctor of Humane Letters (Honorary), Mars Hill College, Mars Hill, North Carolina
2000 Doctor of Education (Honorary), South Carolina State University, Orangeburg, South Carolina
1973 Master of Architecture and Urban Design; Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.
1970 Bachelor of Architecture; Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina.
1986 - present Professor; School of Architecture, Clemson University. Currently teaching a multidisciplinary course on the nature and character of the American Small Town.
1977 - 1986 Professor; School of Architecture, Mississippi State University.
1981 Visiting Associate; Martin Centre and Department of Architecture, Cambridge University, England. Visiting critic at fifth year design level.
1974 - 1977 Associate Professor; School of Architecture, Mississippi State University. Member of first faculty to begin a new School of Architecture in Mississippi.
1973 - 1974 Assistant Professor; School of Architecture. University of Tennessee, Knoxville, Tennessee. Vertical studio design critic involving second year through fifth year design students.
1972 - 1973 Teaching Assistant; School of Architecture, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri. Teaching architectural design studio at third and fourth year level.
1994 - 1995 Task Forces on University Organization; member of three University-wide task forces to plan the administrative and academic structure for the future of Clemson University.
1987 - 1996 University Strategic Planning Committee; Founding member and on-going service as committee member.
1993 - 1994 College of Agriculture/Strategic Planning Committee; one year service to develop a plan for the future of the College of Agriculture.
1992 - 1994 Athletic Council; Appointed by the President to serve on this academic based council which overseas all aspects of athletics.
1991 Provost Search Committee; Committee member to search, screen, and recruit Clemson UniversityÕs Provost/Academic Vice President.
1989 - 1996 Facilities Planning Committee; A committee charged with providing advice to the President on campus development and empowered to involve the campus community in decision making regarding campus facilities and physical development.
1992 - 1993 Campus Master Plan Committee; A committee to guide the activities of the professional master planning firm preparing a ten-year plan for campus development.
1989 - present Forum Club; Elected by the faculty to this 70 year old interdisciplinary group, established to present, formulate, and discuss ideas.
1998 - present Design Consultant; Enwright Associates, Greenville, SC
1996 - 1998 Design Consultant; Mars Hill College and Town of Mars Hill, NC
1986 - 1998 Design Consultant; Odell Associates, Charlotte, NC
1986 - 1992 Urban Design Consultant; City of Jacksonville, FL
1977 - 1986 Principal; James F. Barker, AIA, Architect, Starkville, Mississippi. Commissions included:
Chi Omega Sorority House, a 12,000 sq. ft. home for the first sorority on the Mississippi State University campus. Project completed and occupied (with Wakeman, Shafer, Fazio).
Eagles Peak Ski Resort, master plan of 300 acres in the Sierra Mountains of California and design of ski lodge. Project completed through schematics.
Starkville Middle School Renovation, a reuse design for a 1930Õs school in the historic district for offices and city library. Project completed and occupied (with Shafer).
Varsity Square, an 80,000 sq. ft. commercial development near the Mississippi State University campus. Project completed through schematics. 3000 sq. ft. completed and occupied.
Hutcherson Habitat, a 3,200 sq. ft. residence for a family of four, Starkville, Mississippi. Project completed and occupied.
1974 - 1977 Partner, Barker and Ruth, Architects, Starkville, Mississippi. Commissions included:
Forestry Resource Appreciation Center, a 40,000 sq. ft. facility located on a 15 acre lake to include the functions of auditorium, seminar, dining, and housing. Project completed through schematic design.
Drake Habitat, a 2,500 sq. ft. single family residence in Batesville, Mississippi. Project completed and occupied. Awarded an AIA Design Award in Mississippi in 1976.
Smith Law Office, a 1,400 sq. ft. private law firm in Batesville, Mississippi. Project completed and occupied. Awarded an AIA Gulf States Region Design Award 1977.
Recreation Master Plan, Mississippi State University, a ten-year plan for all phases of recreation at Mississippi State University.
Phillips Habitat, a 1,500 sq. ft. renovation of a typical subdivision house, Starkville, Mississippi. Project completed and occupied.
Multi-use complex, a 600 dwelling unit complex of housing, commercial, and recreation for university students in Starkville, Mississippi. Project completed through schematics.
Prototype Branch Bank, a 7,000 sq. ft. building system for several sites, designed in three major phases. Hancock Bank, Gulfport, Mississippi. Project completed through schematics.
Teters Habitat, a 3,600 sq. ft. residence with unique program requirements, Starkville, Mississippi. Project completed through working drawings.
Trinity Presbyterian Church, a 6,700 sq. ft. place of worship for a young congregation, Starkville, Mississippi. Project completed and occupied. Awarded an AIA Design Award in Mississippi in 1980.
1974 Architect; James F. Barker. Residence for Mr. and Mrs. George Ainslie, Kingsport, Tennessee. Project completed and occupied.
1973 Associate Designer; McCarty, Bullock, Church, Holesaple Architects and Planners, Knoxville, Tennessee. Project: Redevelopment of downtown Oak Ridge Shopping Center, Oak Ridge, Tennessee. Project completed through schematics.
1972 Project Designer; Stevens and Wilkinson, Architects and Planners, Atlanta, Georgia. Project: Chapel and activities center for Baptist Village, a retirement community in Waycross, Georgia. Project completed and occupied. Awarded an AIA Design Award for Mid-Atlantic Region in 1974.
1971 - 1972 Project Designer; Stevens and Wilkinson, Architects and Planners, Atlanta, Georgia. Project: Retail Services Center for Sears, Roebuck and Company in Greensboro, North Carolina. Project completed and occupied.
South Carolina; Mississippi (through 1987); Tennessee (through 1987); NCARB Certification
2007 - 2010 Chair of the NCAA Division I Board of Directors
2006 - 2010 Member, Board of Directors - Division I - National Collegiate Athletic Association
1998 Visitation Team Member; American Society of Landscape Architects, Board of Accreditation
1991 - 1994 President-Elect, President, Past President; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture, elected by 3,000 faculty members and 110 member schools in the United States and Canada.
1991 Chair, Challenge Grant II Panel, National Endowment for the Arts.
1991 - 1992 Member; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Education Committee.
1990 - 1991 Member; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Procedures and Documents Committee.
1988 - 1991 National Board Member; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
1989 - 1990 Member; American Institute of Architects National Convention Planning Committee for the Washington, DC Convention in 1990.
1989 - 1990 Member; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Education Committee.
1989 - 1990 Member; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Education Committee
1988 - 1989 Member; National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Professional Conduct Committee.
1986 Design Communication Panelist; 1987 Grant Awards, National Endowment for the Arts.
1984 - present Visitation Team Chairman and Member; National Architectural Accreditation Board; eight school visits (chaired three visits).
1984 - 1987 Editorial Board Member; Journal of Architectural Education.
1982 - 1987 Steering Committee Member; National AIA Committee on Urban Design and Planning.
1982 - 1986 Consultant; Federal Office of Management and Budget; Advised on design positions in the federal government.
2004 - 2006 Chair of Commission on Colleges - SACS
2002 - 2004 Commissioner, Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
2002 - 2004 Chair of Council of Presidents, Atlantic Coast Conference
2001 - present Selection Committee Member, Truman Scholars
1993 Southern Design Arts Task Force; Southern Arts Federation.
1988 - 1991 Southeast Regional Director; Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture.
1986 - 1988 Southeast Regional Coordinator; National Endowment for the Arts, Design Arts Program.
1978 Program Chair; 25th Annual Gulf States Regional AIA convention.
1991 - present Board Member; Palmetto Trust for Historic Preservation. Founding Board Member for this Historic Preservation Trust.
1986 - present Board Member; South Carolina Downtown Development Association; A program to revitalize communities and their central districts.
1986 - 2000 Board Member; South Carolina Board of Architectural Examiners (3) years as Vice Chair. Appointed by the Governor of South Carolina.
1984 - 1986 Board of Trustees Member and Co-founder; Mississippi Architectural Foundation.
1984 - 1986 Board Member; Licensing Board for Architecture and Landscape Architecture, State of Mississippi.
1983 - 1984 Chair; Academic Department Heads, Mississippi State University.
1983 - 1985 Board Member; Mississippi Main Street Program. A program to revitalize small town downtowns.
1987 - 2000 Secretary-Treasurer and Member; Clemson Advancement Foundation for Design and Building Board of Trustees.
1982 - 1986 Commissioner; Starkville Planning Commission, Starkville, Mississippi.
1989 Juror, National Competition for Clemson University Performing Arts Center.
1989 Jury Chair, West Virginia Society of Architects AIA Design Awards Program
1988 Jury Chair, Tennessee Society of Architects, AIA Design Awards Program.
1987 Juror, American Society of Landscape Architects, National Design Awards Competition
1990 Jury Chair, Honor Awards, Charlotte AIA Section (North Carolina).
1986 Jury Chair, Honor Awards, Hilton Head AIA Section (South Carolina).
1978 Juror, Honor Awards, Mobile AIA Chapter (Alabama)
1994 - present Co-founder of the South Carolina Design Arts Partnership, linking support from the South Carolina Arts Commission, South Carolina Downtown Development Association, and Clemson University Outreach in support of a design studio utilizing students and faculty to solve real world problems in South Carolina communities.
1987 - 1995 Established a structure for encouraging and administering research and public service in the College of Architecture, including faculty incentive and support. Also established two new degree programs (Master of Science in Architecture and Master of Construction Science and Management) to give academic structure to graduate level research.
1977 - 1986 Responsible for administration and direction of all architectural research in the School of Architecture and the Center for Small Town Research and Design, Mississippi State University.
Individual Research Projects Include:
1998 A study of Small Towns of the American West, project supported by Utah State University and Clemson University.
1982 National Endowment for the Arts Grant. Project director, planning for small town growth using Madison, Mississippi, as a case study.
1982 Community Development Block Grant Program Grant, Project Director for design of statewide guidelines for building rehabilitation to replace H.U.D. standards.
1981 National Endowment for the Humanities, Mississippi Committee for the Humanities Grant. Project Director for "A Chautauqua in Mississippi/Tradition and Change in the American Small Town."
1981 - 1982 Sponsored Research Project conducted at the Martin Centre, Cambridge University, England, on the design of the English Village and its evolution into the American Small Town.
1979 National Endowment for the Humanities/Mississippi Committee for the Humanities Grant. Project director of "A Chautauqua in Mississippi/Order and Image in the American Small Town."
1978 National Endowment for the Arts Livable Cities Grant to study specialized methodologies relating to small town design and prepare a handbook for small town design.
1977 National Endowment for the Arts Grant; "Circuit Rider" to solve community design problems utilizing the resources of the School of Architecture, Mississippi State University.
1974 National Endowment for the Arts Individual Grant to study small town images and methods to improve these images.
2005 "The Case for Optimism In Public Higher Education", Trusteeship, Nov/Dec 2005,
Vol. 13, No. 6
2005 "A New Perspective", South Carolina Architecture 2005/2006
2005 "I Never Lock My Door When I Go Out": Attitude and Place in the American Small Town,
The South Carolina Review, Spring 2005, Vol. 37, No. 2
2004 "Turning a Vision into Reality", Inside The Minds: The Business of Education, 2004
1999 "Small Towns of the American West", Monograph of research findings, School of Architecture, Clemson University
1987 "The Courthouse Square", Architecture California, January/February 1987, Vol. 9, No. 1.
1987 "The Courthouse Square in the Development of American Urbanism", South Carolina Business Journal, March 1987, Vol. V, No. 2.
1983 "The English Village Green/The American Courthouse Square" Place Magazine, September, 1983 issue.
1981 The Small Town Designbook (with M. Buono and H. Hildebrandt). A handbook for small town design utilizing both physical and social mapping. A Center for Small Town Research and Design publication.
1980 "I Never Lock My Door When I Go Out." Proceedings Small Cities Conference, 1980. University of Wisconsin, Stevens Point. Edited by Wolensky and Miller.
1980 "The American Small Town - Its Order and Image," Introduction to Fall, 1980 Issue of Southern Quarterly/A Journal of Arts in the South.
1978 "Designing for A Sense of Place in Southern Small Towns," Southern Quarterly/A Journal of Arts in the South. Fall, 1979 issue.
1979 Sense of Place Mississippi. Edited by Prenshaw an McKee, University Press of Mississippi. Contribution of article on Small Towns.
1977 The Small Town as an Art Object (with M. Fazio and H. Hildebrandt). Marketed by Whittenborn, Inc., New York, New York, 1976. A book on the small town and its image. A Center for Small Town Research and Design Publication.
2001 Architectural Record, Practice Matters; "Civic engagement: The architect as a university leader" by Harris M. Steinberg, AIA, pp.55
1998 Architectural Record, Editorial; "Breaking the Silence" by Robert A. Ivy Jr., FAIA, July 1998, pp. 7.
1989 Architecture. "As It Stands, A School in Balance: ClemsonÕs Architecture Program Keeps a Strong Core," by Robert A. Ivy, Jr., AIA, August 1989, Vol. 78, No. 5, pp. 42-49.
1984 Newsweek: On Campus. "The Grand Designers: Architecture - The True Battleground of the Spirit - Is Thriving", by Connie Leslie, April 1984, pp. 22-24.
1984 Architecture. "Mississippi State: A Small Town Focus/Strengths Drawn From Limitations", by Robert A. Ivy, Jr., AIA, August 1984, Vol. 78, No. 3, pp. 46-51.
1998 St. Petersburg, Russia; Lecture on "Architectural Education and Reality - An American Perspective."
1993 Tokyo, Japan; Lecture on Architectural Accreditation in the United States
1992 Delft, Holland; Lecture on Architectural Education in the United States.
1992 Prague, Czech Republic; Lecture on International Education
1988 Paris, France. Chair, International Panel of Educators, "The Relationship Between Architectural Education and Practice."
1983 Plymouth Polytechnic, England. A 5-part lecture series on American Architecture, the English Village and the American Small Town.
1981 Cambridge University, England. A 3-part lecture series on Post Modern Architecture and the American Small Town.
1986 California Council of American Institute of Architects Design Conference, Monterey, CA. A single lecture on the American Small Town and Suburb.
1986 California Polytechnic University, Pomona, CA. A single lecture on the American Small Town and the English Village.
1986 Iowa State University, a single lecture on the Role of Design Colleges in Community Development.
1985 National American Institute of Architects Convention, San Francisco. Member of Panel to discuss relationship between education and the profession of architecture.
1984 Miami University. A single lecture on my professional projects and the Center for Small Town Research and Design.
1981 University of Oklahoma. A single lecture on the Center for Small Town Research and Design.
1978 University of South West Louisiana. A single lecture on the American Small Town.
1990 ChildrenÕs Literature Symposium, Clemson University. Keynote Speaker, "The Work of Chris Van Allsburg - Between Reality and Fantasy."
1984 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A single lecture on the English Village and the American Small Town.
1982 Auburn University. A single lecture "The English Village/The American Small Town."
1979 University of Tennessee. A single lecture on my professional projects and research.
1999 Columbia Design League/"Small Towns of the American West". A single lecture
on research conducted in summer 1998.
1993 South Carolina Arts Commission, Greenville, SC. Keynote lecture, "Good Design Is Good Business" Conference.
1993 South Carolina Downtown Development Association, Columbia, SC. Keynote address to annual conference, "The Southern Small Town."
1989 Urban Land Institute, Columbia, SC. A lecture and panel discussion on the urban environment.
1992 "Genius Loci and the American Small Town," a paper presented to the national American Institute of Architects Education Committee Conference, Montreal, Quebec.
1988 "Becoming a Player on the Campus - Adding Value to the University Setting." ACSA Administrators Conference, Phoenix, AR.
1983 "The American Courthouse Square," a paper presented at the Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture Meeting in Vancouver, British Columbia.
1983 "The Relationship Between Attitude and Place in the American Small Town," a paper presented at "Beyond 1984" Humanities Conference, Jackson Mississippi.
Sponsored by the Mississippi Committee for the Humanities.
1980 "The Beginning Student in Architecture," Program Chairman, Association Collegiate Schools of Architecture Meeting in Monterey, California.
1979 "Designing for a Sense of Place in Mississippi Small Towns." A paper presented at "The Symposium on a Sense of Place and Public Policy" at the University of Southern Mississippi. Sponsored by the National Endowment for the Humanities.
2007 Selected to receive a James T. Rogers Meritorious Service Award from the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
2006 Selected to receive the CASE District III Chief Executive Leadership Award
2005 Distinguished Alumni Award, Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri
2004 Selected as one of the Top 30 Educational Leaders Who Bridge Practice, Education by DesignIntelligence November 2004 Vol. 10 No. 11
2003 Inducted into the National Boys and Girls Clubs of America Hall of Fame
2001 Elected as a Fellow of the Institute for Urban Design.
1994 Association of Collegiate Schools of Architecture/National Distinguished Professor
1994 Selected for advancement into the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects (an award given to only three percent of members of the Institute)
1988 ACSA Citation for Service
1980 Special Recognition Award, National Endowment for the Arts (The Small Town as an Art Object). A program to honor the outstanding research projects of the EndowmentÕs first decade.
1977 AIA Design Award, Gulf States Region, Smith Law Office, Batesville, Mississippi. Barker and Ruth, Architects
1975 AIA Design Award, Mid Atlantic Region, a chapel for Baptist Village, Waycross, Georgia. Stevens and Wilkinson, Architects
2007 The Cliffs Business Person of the Year by Greenville Magazine, Greenville, South Carolina
2006 SCRA Knowledge Economist, presented by the South Carolina Research Authority
2004 Order of the Palmetto, presented by South Carolina Governor Mark Sanford - the stateÕs highest civilian honor
2003 Pointing the Way Leadership Award, given by the Anderson Independent-Mail, Anderson, South Carolina
2003 Paul Harris Fellow, gift of $1,000 donated to The Rotary Club in honor of James F. Barker, Columbia, South Carolina
2003 The 2002 Buck Mickel Award for Business and Community Leadership, given by the Greater Greenville Chamber of Commerce, Greenville, South Carolina
1989 Omcron Delta Kappa National Honor Society/Special induction as a faculty member in this student honor society.
1980 AIA Design Award, State of Mississippi, Trinity Presbyterian Church, Starkville, Mississippi. Barker and Ruth, Architects
1976 Design Award, State of Mississippi, a residence for Mr. and Mrs. Danny Drake, Batesville, Mississippi. Barker and Ruth Architects
1970 Graduated with Honors, Clemson University.
1969 Named to WhoÕs Who Among Students in American Colleges and Universities.
1968 Awarded membership in Tau Sigma Delta, National Honor Society for Architecture and Allied Arts.
1968 Langdon Cheeves Scholar, Clemson University, Clemson, South Carolina. Scholarship based on academic achievement.
1965 - 1970 Athletic Scholarship(Partial)/Track, Clemson University, Clemson, South