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Barie Fez-Barringten

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About Me Barie Fez-Barringten’s

Barie Fez-Barringten is both an architectural practitioner, theorist, professor, researcher, environmentalist, urbanism, artist, educator, inventor and author who worked in New York City, New Haven, Reston, Virginia, Houston, Victoria, Midland, Odessa, and College Station, Texas, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Puerto Rico, Belize, British Honduras, Jackson, Sugar Tree and English Mountain, Tennessee and Lee County, Florida.

Barie Fez-Barringten is a model architect who has made a significant contribution to architecture and society by originating an architectural theory at Yale University which was later published by many national and international learned and peer reviewed journals and used as a basis for international digital design programs: co-founded International Earth Day with John McConnell, authored and taught the Project Management System used by Gulf Oil Corporation, ARAMCO and published by John Wiley and sons; designed buildings evangelizing, teaching and planning businesses in Saudi Arabia, designing, planning and carrying out community work in Puerto Rico, At Pratt tought Climatology, Bio-climatic Design and Tropical Architecture and managed the design of Barwa City in Doha, Qatar. He has additionally been the architect of record for schools, laboratories, resorts and a second home new town community which is now a city called English Mountain, Tennessee and another called Sugar Tree on the Tennessee River . . Started the first global AIA International Chapter and AIA Provider of Continuing Education in Saudi Arabia. The chapter was also the first architectural chaptes in Saudi Arabia and the model for a Saudi architectural association called Al-Omran. His work also led to the recognition of the profession of architecture by the Saudi royal family and a new ministerial resolution declaring architecture as a profession on par with engineering.

1.0 Architecture as the Making of Metaphors:

1. To promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession Barie Fez-Barringten pursued Architecture as the Making of Metaphors, pollution mitigation, and development and applications of metaphoric theory.

The first lectures "Architecture as the Making of Metaphors" were organized and conducted by Barie Fez-Barringten near the Art and Architecture building at the Museum of Fine Arts Yale University 11/02/67 until 12/04/67. The guest speakers were: Paul Weiss, William J. Gordon, Christopher Tunnard, Vincent Scully, Turan Onat, Kent Bloomer, Peter Millard, Robert Venturi, Charles Moore, Forrest Wilson, and John Cage.

Barie Fez-Barringten authored a lecture series at Yale University called Architecture the Making Metaphors which was later widely published and formed the basis of a New York City Not-For –Profit organization called Laboratories for Metaphoric Environments (LME). LME researched interdisciplinary programming, design and construction means and methods.

Yale University Lecture Series: Architecture as the Making of Metaphors: The first lectures "Architecture as the Making of Metaphors" were organized and conducted by Barie Fez-Barringten near the Art and Architecture building at the Museum of Fine Arts Yale University 11/02/67 until 12/04/67. The guest speakers were: Paul Weiss, William J. Gordon, Christopher Tunnard, Vincent Scully, Turan Onat, Kent Bloomer, Peter Millard, Robert Venturi, Charles Moore, Forrest Wilson, and John Cage.

Three major questions confront both the student and the practitioner of architecture: First, what is architecture? Second, why is architecture an art? Third, what are the architecture's organizing principles? Many answers to these questions have been provided by scholars and professionals, but seldom with enough rigors to satisfy close scrutiny.
Nor have the questions been attached to proven and workable forms, so that the art could be developed beyond the limits of personal feelings.

In 1967, a group of master students gathered to discuss the issuance of Perspecta 12, Yale's architectural journal - a discussion which summarized the sad state of the profession as well as the major environmental problems society was generating and failing to solve. The group had already been exposed to studies on the creative process, on contradictions of form, on the comprehension of relevant facts of an existing life style, on planning systems, in educational theories, and in building methodologies, yet it seemed that fundamental question inherent in the profession were being skirted rather than directly attacked.

During the series of colloquia at Yale on art, Irving Kriesberg had spoken about the characteristics of painting as a metaphor. It seemed at once that this observation was applicable to architecture, to design of occupiable forms. An appeal to Paul Weiss drew from him the suggestion that we turn to English language and literature in order to develop a comprehensive, specific, and therefore usable definition of metaphor.

But it soon became evident that the term was being defined through examples without explaining the phenomenon of the metaphor; for our purposes it would be essential to have evidence of the practical utility of the idea embodies in the metaphor as well as obvious physical examples. Out of this concern grew the proposal for a lecture series wherein professionals and scholars would not only bring forward the uses of metaphor but would also produce arguments against its use. For obviously there can be dissent from the metaphorical method; in this case the dissent (which focuses upon the possibility that the metaphor might obscure reality) actually reinforces the metaphor's wide structural applicability. Thus developed the symposium, which was presented by the Department of Architecture at Yale in the same year. 1967, with the intent "to illuminate, in order to refine and develop, the idea because it makes metaphors; that a work of architecture is a metaphor because it too blends certain programmatic specifics with concerns implicit to its own medium. "Those exploring these possibilities included Paul Weiss, William J. Gordon, Peter Millard, Robert Venturi and Charles Moore;

2.0 Earth day and LME
Both the NYC Earth day events in Union Square and then in Central Park were for two different organizations and my involvement in either was unsolicited by me.
I mean, I never really actually knew, or, was concerned about the issues founding either undertaking; or, the motivations for staging the events.
In the case of the 1969 event in Union Square I was approached by a member of the Pratt faculty, who was himself designing some of the media electronics, and requested I gather my students to design and build the performance stage upon which his crew did its media things. My students were ecstatic and before you know it I was meeting with people in the Environmental Action Coalition (EAC) and Fred Kent and Mr. Hays and others. One very strange radical Pratt faculty member called and described what he was doing and what was additionally needed and could I utilize my class to do what was needed. He gave the contacts and took me to several organization meetings where I could learn about the mission and the operations.
The mission seemed wrapped around many variations on environmental issues while the films and sound effects of the Pratt faculty member dealt rather with war and peace, identify and the greater good for a different society. Truly, it was not any part of my vocabulary but I was open and learned all that I could.
I had to get the materials so I looked in the yellow pages; and, low and behold every lumber company, scaffolding contractor, paint company, etc. jumped at the opportunity to supply free materials and labor to erect our design on 14th Street and Union Square. I used the lessons taught to me by Pastor Bergen in Puerto Rico.
My students and Christina designed and made the most beautiful drawings. Little did we all realize that some thing bigger was on its way?
The actual event led to legislation in New York State and Washington having to do with the formation and funding of the Environmental Protection Department and attending legislation.
The actual event was a delight where we got close to Pete Seager, the cast of Hair, Paul Newman, the Sesame Street gang, etc. We had a great time. It was here I met Adam Alexander who for several years visited us. He was a member of the Mayors special task force. Our design was published in all the leading architectural journals.

In addition to teaching at Pratt, I was also working part time at the office of LH Pomeroy in the Plaza Hotel and we were living at the Picasso House in Manhattan.
One day I get a phone call from a soft and quiet voice announcing that he was John McConnell and he wanted my help to stage the ”real” earth day on March 21, 1970 and would I help him. Immediately invited him to tell me more and invited him to our apartment. He showed up and for a couple of hours he explained his concept and plans to my self, several of my key operative students, such as “Ken”, “Jeff” and a few others. The plan was to get a petition signed by the people of New York City which on that day he would present to U-thant, secretariat of the UN while we stage a huge gathering in Central Park.
He already had the design for flags; the planet earth as photographed from the Apollo on a blue background. We were to get them up the flagpoles at the main band shell. I volunteered to handle the media my students were again very enthusiastic and after my lining up CBS, NBC, ABC, Daily News, Post, etc/ my cousin Louis, Adam, my students and I came to Central Park to find over one hundred thousand people in front of the band shell.
The cameras and news reporters swarmed us and we told John’s story and held the crowd’s interest. To this day and in his late eighties I still get phone calls from John McConnell to discuss his various peace initiatives. He feels that his entire efforts were shanghaied by environmentalist and that he is still trying to win the peace by a world rallies and single-minded efforts and agreements. John had gotten Earth Day proclaimed as an international holiday and things ended.

LME (Laboratories for Metaphoric Environments)
At the time I was meeting in my apartment at the Picasso House, several nights a week with an architectural student of City College introduced to me by Pomeroy’s, Phil Winters.
Some where in all of this we noticed that we needed space to meet with students and colleagues, perform architectural work, artwork, etc. Soon our lease would be up. Having the examples of Gene’s girlfriend, Davian, Max Waldman, and other artists we reckoned that this would be the most affordable and metaphorically luxurious context we could afford. So, I set out find a place and soon conceived the idea of the place to be a loft, but not in the village where lofts were typically inhabited, but, in mid town where we could combine her studio with a potential architectural studio.

I just believed that in this mid-town silk stocking district there were depressed and marginal properties. I recall seeing them a few years ago with my homosexual Pratt professor friend, Ed Carroll; particularly next to the Fifty ninth street Bridge. He showed me this neighborhood in 1962 and this was eight years later.
It also occurred to us that we could also get people and materials to really design and build a wonderful place, if, with a foundation such as John’s and EAC. I scoured the news papers and walked the neighborhood. I telephoned and I visited. I narrowed down a few very good places.
But this time we do our own. In addition, we wrongfully thought that there was a lot of grant money available to sponsor environmental programs and that we could participate in them with Phil Winters, Adam and my students, etc.
Using my Yale Club and University contacts I went to the NY bar Association and got a team of Attorneys to volunteer to incorporate us a NY not-for-profit corporation. Using the completed Lecture Series at Yale University on Metaphors and a place in which to experiment with ideas we came up with the name:” Laboratories for Metaphoric Environments”. Main Currents in Modern Thought was just publishing parts of Yale lecture series on “Architecture, as the Making of Metaphors”
Now I needed to find a place. I looked in all the newspapers and visited many places meeting so many interesting owners and land loads. One was the owner of the Plaza Hotel and Chrysler building. Finally I gave up and just started walking around the neighborhood I knew Christina would like in search of old factories. I recalled from my days with a gay Pratt faculty member he showed me a friend place on 59th Street, so I walked there and soon I found 320 East 65th Street and its owner Jose Fernandez. He had the bakery on the ground floor filed with German manufactured equipment baking bread, which he supplied to all the top hotels and fines t restaurants. I told him our story and he showed me the empty third floor which had one wind separated from the rest. He really liked me and offered me the place for peanuts. ($400/month). Gene, Christina, and I designed the space and
Robert Jacobs volunteered to draw the isometric of the space. Christopher Sweeney volunteered to help do the carpentry and many construction companies volunteered to supply the 2x12 timbers. The space was 4000 square foot. It was a beauty with skylights and giant floor to ceiling casement windows.

For several months my students and I scraped a hundred years of paint and false ceiling and asbestos off of the walls and ceilings. Nightly eating fresh hot bread and dinner at the corner restaurant. It was a hard but wonderful time for all of us.
Far from finished, our lease at Picasso House and the month’s extension was past so we moved in. Those first nights sleeping in the loft were magic. The moonlight and street light s coming in to the space and us laying thereon our blow up mattress amidst all our furniture and construction materials and equipment. We worked on the place for months and it evolved into a living and workspace.
I designed my self-a small telephone booth type’s office and dually called every foundation and philanthropist. I met and explained our mission. Henry Classon met with us regularly and authored our LME Prospectus. He even paid for its printing. I held some of my Pratt “Open School” classes in our meeting area which is how I met Jeffery Chusid. Various hospitals and schools asked us to train their students and we took on special education young me and taught them construction skills.
But, alas, the city’s coffers went dry. I had qualified and was at the top of the list to get Public works projects and developer asked me to draw up schemes for projects. But the city filed for bankruptcy.
I the midst of all this “Forrest Wilson invited me to teach in Athens. Ohio; so I commuted, while at the same time looking for work in real estate development and construction outside of New York
\We invested thousands of hours of labor and thought to the creation of LME and so many people supported LME in spirit and hopes. We had so many visitors, classes and seminars. We prepared many proposals and presentations. To even to the Lutheran church Rueben Jessup; Fund Raiser; Missouri Synod office on Riverside drive) to repeat the neighborhood construction effort we had initiated in Puerto Rico’s Grace English Lutheran church in Santurce.
It was during this time we visited Germany and toured the Ruhergebeit seeing how Germany deals with water, waste and air pollution I made many photographs of one plant that cleans the water and provides power to a village on the river which was published in Progressive Architecture in 1971. Ken invited us to stay a week in his parent’s upstate NY house and we visited with Christina’s father in Berlin.
LME was a great dream, the loft was a great place to live the dream, and New York was a great place for dreamers such as us. Even Warner Leroy liked what we were doing and when we left Mr. Fernandez rented him our space.
Mr., Fernandez took me around some time before I left for Jackson, Tennessee and showed me his many tenement buildings. When we were in Jackson we were watching Pat Robertson show and learned from watching his young wife being interviewed that Mr. Fernandez had died, she remarried and squandered the bakery, the building and all his real estate holdings. Gil Colgate who had commissioned us to design an Ice Hockey Rink in Brooklyn remained a good friend and kept in touch; particularly making the Yale Club available for us when we visit New York. Many of our board members are still living and working somewhere but most have been lost to us. Unfortunately, we were too poor to photograph the place and regret not having a collection of pictures, but it was a magnificent place. Several of our Special Education students kept in touch with us for many-years. One boy in particular continues to write Christina about his new jobs and locations.
I remember vividly not speaking to any one in Jackson about what we had just come through; not about Earth Day, the environment, the loft or LME. It had quickly become ancient history, irrelevant and redundant. We truly knew that no one we met could under stand the loft, the Earth stage and the ideals of dreamers.

1.2.3 Summary of the LME Loft: The main room of the 2,000 square foot loft was enclosed on its 100 foot long side by brick and on its 20 ends by wall to wall windows which went from ceiling to just 3 feet above the floor. Its ceiling was also the roof so it had three skylights which were held in place by 2x12 timbers every 16” on center. It was accessible from a freight elevator which opened into a vestibule and through a door into a small lobby which e=we made our reception office. We designated the entire area from the entry door to the front of the building public and the balance private. We built up the floor of the rear so we could store our many steamer trunks under the floor grid which we built pout of regular two by lumber and covered with good plywood. At one end we build a bathroom. Centered from the entry to the about three feet before the raised floor in the rear we built a cube enclosed by sheet rock. The cube had a loft for sleeping and watching television while below for cloths storage. To one side before ht bathroom was an alley with all the food preparation sink, burners, and refrigerator build into a niche of the cube and along the side wall.
On the other side was another alley for Christina office built into a niche of the cube.
The outside wall of the cube was used a projection screen and in front of the wall was build four tiers of steps which was used by students , public and audiences for lectures, symposiums and seminar,
Between the entry and the 20 feet away for the front windows we built a ziggurat of stacked drafting tables and walkways with six drafting table’s works station were below and eight workstations were above. The two sets of steps were connected above by a walkway between each and below the walkway were a low storage is for tools, drafting and art supplies.
The front area was used for gatherings and exhibits.
I had built a triangular telephone booth on the edge of the conference steps where I spent most of my time calling all of New York’s foundations, learning centers and schools. The loft was generally illuminated by front to back 4 bulb fluorescents hung from the ceiling facing the shinny white walls. All the wall were painted with a glossy white acrylic, the ceiling’s wood beams and wood panels were stained dark brown as was the drafting table structure. The conference area steps were likewise painted white and the rear raised floor was covered in our Persian carpets.

3.0 Project Management System
As the Manger of Special Projects for The Gulf Oil Real Estate Development Company (GOREDCO) Barie Fez-Barringten authored policies and procedures (PMS) for all Gulf’s non-oil design and construction activities which he later taught at Texas A&M University, King Faisal University and University of Petroleum and Minerals in Saudi Arabia. John Wiley and sons later contacted to publish his book on project management and the Arabian American Oil Company (ARAMCO) employed Barie to write its engineering procedures.
Originated for the Gulf Oil Real Estate Development Corporation in 1974the PMS was then edited for use at Texas A&M University and then for publication by John Wiley and sons. Taught Project Management graduate program at Texas A&M University.
The purpose of the PMS was to provide administrative tools and guidelines for the implementation of a construction, development, or owner builder type project. The primary user was the project manger who coordinates all sizes and types of projects assuring an integrated, coordinated effort to produce the project as minimum cost, with maximum quality and within time, cost and quality forecasts. PMS is also an encyclopedia, dictionary and standards from which the PM can extract commonly used forms and procedures. PMS provided guidelines to direct the perpetration of his orders and composite of his work manual.
In addition to a variety of contact forms the PMS contains job descriptions, organization charts, authorizations, development, schedule of accomplishments forms and a sample project manual. The PMS was widely used as the basis for computer programming software manufacturer’s products and services.
3.0 Saudi Arabia: Nevertheless Barie Fez-Barringten single most outstanding achievement is his twenty years in Saudi Arabia was where he advanced American business interests through his involvement with the American and Saudi Chambers of commerce. He additionally was involved with US military and people of many nations whom he employed, supervised and socialized. Before establishing Saudi’s first architectural association he promulgated and established the profession of architects as a ministry approved profession in addition to engineering. He then advertised the architectural profession encouraging schools of architecture to develop and expand their existing programs. He also established as US degree giving correspondence school in Saudi Arabia.
As an educator and ARAMCO’s liaison to consultants he was able to educate and lift professional standards. Many of his students are now government and business officials as well as educators and practicing professionals. Barie also educated womn who are likewise practicing their profession in Saudi Arabia. AIG/ME awarded professionals, certificates, published their writings and identifies the most prominent architectural and planning professionals.
3.1 Actively, efficiently, and cooperatively led a related professional organization over a sustained period of time which gained widespread recognition for the results his work.
3.2 In the Kingdom Of Saudi Arabia was invited by AIA’s vice president for education Virgil Carter to form a chapter of the AIA which later became AIG/ME (Architect’s International Group/Mid-East)
3.1.1 AIA is now a provider of continuing education in Saudi Arabia
3.1.3 AIA Handbooks of Professional Practice and other AIA books are now in the Eastern Province Dhahran Consulate library.
3.1.4 Before leaving stepping down from positions as founding president the AIG/ME had over 1,000 people on its mailing list and a member ship of over one hundred including women.
3.1.5 The AIA was given Royal Degree permission to operate under complete protection by the Prince of the Eastern Province and the support of the US Consulate William Brew
3.1.6 Invited by Russell Keune to be the first speaker at the AIA’s first International conference at the Paris Pompidou Center in 1996.
3.1.6 AIG/ME was the first International AIA chapter and cloned by the UK and Paris chapter including the design and format of the AIG/ME newsletter and operational adjenda.
3.1.7 AIG/ME: (3,123 words)
In 1993 I named Architects International Group/Mid East when the AIA requested we not use our original name of AIA/Arabian Gulf chapter. We were designated by the AIA as a provider of continuing education, which is still valid today.
It all started in 1992 when King Faisel University hosted the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) representative to speak and have lunch.
Knowing that our Dean, Abdul-Aziz al-Saati, was a graduate of a US University, and, a former AIA associate member, I chided as why we do not bring an American architect’s association, the AIA, to Saudi Arabia.
Why always the British. He immediately agreed.
I had already transferred my AIA membership to the newly established AIA International status and was in touch with the AIA about that subject. I wrote and the newly established International division if we could establish an International Chapter in Saudi, and, they said yes, and supplied me with a list of AIA members in KSA. In fact several AIA executive board members wrote letters of encouragement and advice. They gave us rules and protocols to be followed and provided workbooks and start-p information.
I contacted all of the AIA members in Saudi listed and invited them to a first start- up meeting at the Desert Inn. I was a military member and had a special pass and could invite guests. Of course they expected most to eat. My Egyptian and Philippino waters were very patient with me. About twenty came, including one young Saudi from Jeddah. Later on the Saudi from Jeddah who was contemplating starting a Jeddah section told me it would be too much work. Several American professional AIA members showed up including David Hatch, Michael Schuetz, one, who later married the KFU Turkish department head, and others. All agreed on the idea. We not only collected dues but also volunteered as officers, a next meeting date, and, some tasks that we should complete before we meet again.
I contacted the Saudi Chamber of commerce about Saudi architect’s licenses and associations and learned that they were not adverse to us organizing and welcomed helping AIA get established.
As long as we had the Governor’s permission, we did not need a special license to operate. The Governor’s permission was that license. It was our educational association and not-for-profit status. Several years later the Saudi Chamber even hosted and catered several of our meetings.
I contacted Bill Brew, US consulate who also agreed to help get us established and suggested I contact Hassan Ali Al-Jabber’s and gave me his phone number and an introductory letter to the Governors office requesting permission to organize and meet.
After our initial and agreeable meeting with Hassan Mike wrote a letter to Prince Mohammed and we received an official letter from the Prince. Hassan only asked that we request their permission for each and every meeting, especially if it involved female members. So as to keep ourselves protected and safe. Often religious police, especially in Hotels raided such meetings.
Thanks to the kind invitations and coordination by Dr. Abdulhamid Shalaby I had been regularly attending Engineering society meetings in the Carlton Hotel which had the correct size meeting room and an open buffet directly outside the meeting room.
Unfortunately, the very date that we planned and announced our first meeting, the hotel management decided to convert the meeting rooms into a “Mexican Restaurant”. They did agree to make their very large ballroom available and over one hundred people showed up and about 98 registered. To meet our visitors we organized a battery of greeters, sign up forms, and a procedure for giving out information, signing, and collecting dues, giving receipts, etc. Additionally we had great speakers, such as the US consulate, Dr Jamel Akbar, and, several others.
I decided to have a newsletter and got a team of volunteers to edit, design, print and distribute the letter. Al-Yahya was one of the early computer and design volunteers. Roger Reyla was our editor. Later we saw that the British AIA chapter copied our design. He was able to get a Philippine news editor to regularly announce and write stories about us and our meeting in the local English language papers.

David Hatch volunteered to be our secretary and executed the complicated and specific correspondence with the AIA. John Sleep volunteered and set up our entire purchase requisition, member ship fee and accounts listing. His job was so well done that his predecessor at his company, Hanoi claimant was able to learn and use it till 2000. John also established our bank account at the Saudi British Bank. Joe Sanchez enthusiastically had AIA black sport shirts made up and Armando Uson volunteered for a little money to build our membership, elite and contact lists. Rene Caldeo coordinated various special outings along with Shalaby. Amran also arranged for various speakers.
Wanting to involve the few women in the kingdom, Christina, Mrs. Brew and Louise Schuetz at ARAMCO had meetings with women at the consulate and Desert Inn. The women were not really interested and did not understand the idea of an AIA chapter. So we decided to simply open our regular meetings to all. No women ever came regularly except once. The formation and the creation of AIA/ME and its evolved form of AIG/ME is a story of courage, valor and personal sacrifice on the part of a handful of individuals who truly believed that together we could do what alone we could not. It was also a learning and opportunity tool for strangely disenfranchised expats to use our time in Saudi to make something nobler than the meager money grabbing jobs we each had.
It was a chance for Rene to reach beyond and eventually start his own business with the Holiday Inn as one of his prime clients; for Roger to strike out and become a vice president of a paint company; for Cisco to experience being more than a clerk typist and become an administrative assistant; and so on. I could name Saudi, Philippino, Indians, etc. whose jobs and careers were changed by there experience and contacts made in the organization.
The very fact that we quickly turned our back on ARAMCO endorsement and sponsorship gave us an edge with all of our privet vendors, contractors and professional firms. They saw in us a true torch for the good of the profession without links and debt. Not even to the government. It was a no strings attached organization, blessed by the royal Family and operating with in the rules and regulations of the kingdom. The local consulate endorsed and contributed to our success and so did a small handful of people at the AIA. But soon the AIA crated and we changed our name to AIG/ME which only helped to spurn us on and upward within the kingdom to become its very own International Architectural Organization promoting high professional ethics and standards for the architectural profession. I remember Bill brew even telling me how this experience enhanced his experience in Saudi. He involved his wife and home in what we were doing.
About one year into all this the AIA’s attorney somehow decided that having a chapter in KSA was not appropriate and forbid our continued use of the AIA name, etc. This flew in the face of those in Washington that encouraged and promulgated our start up. It certainly did not bode well with several of our Saudi AIA associate members. Most continued and helped us grow and develop. It was a cause worth supporting. A great experiment and worthwhile uplifting of the profession.
A year later Russell Kuhne invited me to speak at the first International meeting in Paris. Rashid Saad Al-Rashid accompanied me and helped network amongst the other members in Paris.
I developed Organization charts, committee and job descriptions to define every ones duties and give the group some semblance of order and structure. Many of the committees did not last and disappeared. The ones that lasted were the speakers committee, which eventually was chaired by Shalaby, and the sponsors committee, which was chaired by Garth Compton. He loved to have dinner out and so his dinners were free and he did get many sponsors who were able to pay for the printing and distribution of the newsletters and the cost of on renting the place to meet.
Shalaby was able to make special arrangement s with the father of one of our students who was the Matre’d at the Al-Ghosaibi hotel. This resulted in us having perfect accommodations at a reasonable price, free cakes for our birthdays, hand delivered to our door by either father or son, and a hotel discount card for great dinners in the hotel at half price, and half off on laundry. Also, one of our members, an architect from Bangladesh and his wife joined AIG/ME who was part owner of the Chinese restaurant, which took over the downstairs Korean restaurant on Dhahran Boulevard.
There were many groups and pockets, which evolved. Roger Reyla was constantly bailing me out with one and another person who had their feathers ruffled by some thing some one said. No one liked to be called and asked how he or she was doing about something they said they would do. And yet that is exactly what made the group so special. Arturo worked for Rene and my class at KFU visited his office. And some times we prayed with some of the {Philippino boys. Arturo made this AIG/Me his life’s work. Speaking of which so did I. Aside from teaching and several weekly meetings and writing several articles for learned journals this effort occupied most of our time. I was either on the phone, writing or meeting. Our group became so respected that I was invited to Juror a new building of a major finance companies new headquarter building on the Corniche originally designed by Doxiades.
The US consulate established a special section in its library for our AIG/ME books and source material including Sweets Catalogs. We bought continuing education manuals and courses for our members and each month we had great speakers. Our speakers were the most notable Saudi architects, planners, and engineers. Their comments were published in our newsletter and local newspapers. We had board meeting in the desert Inn and our house. While he was in the kingdom, Bill Brew even invited us to hold our board meeting in his villa, and provided special snacks, drinks and sometimes dinner.
Mohammed and the Al-Ghosaibi hotel could no longer allow us to meet because our numbers were too small and often unreliable so we eventually moved our meetings to the Al-Nimran Hotel. A small Hotel nearby managed by a British Man. The food was excellent and so were the facilities. The size and price was right. Our meetings flourished in this place.
Saudi Arabia’s professional population is inconsistent and varies. So do the number of people ready, willing and able to join and be active.
After a few years I noticed the numbers of AIA professional Architects had greatly diminished and the number of people willing to help as well. It was clear we needed a paid person who could do all the necessary duties of calling, taking minutes, completing the newsletter, collecting member ship fees, printing membership cards and certificates, etc. It would ultimately take two persons; Zahid and Cisco.
Zahid was a Pakistani national who was a secretary at KFU and, for a couple of years was already typing my manuscripts. Cisco was a secretary for Petrocon and recommended to me by Garth Compton. His wife is a Philippina and they knew Cisco socially.
After the departure and changes of locations and jobs of people like Mike Schuetz, David Hatch, John Sleep, Roger Reyla, etc. it was left to Hani Al-Maimani, Garth, and Cisco to really operate the organization. When I announced my departure Garth was able to enlist Roland Radd to take my position; and, I attended the meeting in which he was elected by the board.
For many that spoke from the podium in front of our assembled group public speaking was not their strong suit. This gave them the opportunity to rewrite a paper, or prepare a speech. Often what they said was published and certainly appreciated by our group. A team even formed a committee to find and seek new products. For our non-teaching practicing professionals this was a good time to present their work. Several of our speakers were reinvited and became members of AIG/ME such as Al-Suhaimi, Rashid, Zuhair Fayez, Zaidan, etc.
Even for them AIG/ME was an opportunity. There was a certain group of Saudi architects who completed their degrees in the USA and welcomed AIA. For them it was kind of an affirmation and reconciliation of a commitment they had made in the past. The gist of the AIA’s attorney’s objection was that the AIA should serve its members and not is a missionary do-gooder organization. In the end with just a hand full of USA Architects remaining in the kingdom his prognosis was a kind of prophecy. Cisco was motivated by his extra earnings so long as Garth was able to get sponsors to foot the bill to pay his fee and cover meeting and printing expenses.
The originally team and our vision was so precious. The friendship of Armando Uson, Roger Reyla, Rene Caldeo, and so many others will always be one of the highlights of my life. We had bonded and had a loyalty toward our purposes and each other’s welfare. Even Zahid and especially, Mike who hung -in to his final minutes in KSA. I recall him coming to my apartment in his t-shirt and sweat in the midst of moving to handover some documents.
To the extent Armando could he was determined to build a computerized listing of all our members, attendees and VIP’s. He did all of this at the peril of his job. He was employed by my friend Rene Caldeo who eventually left the Egyptian firm in which he was the chief architect to go on his own doing projects for Holiday Inn. Not before he called me in to help with the crisis between Armando. I saw Armando in the Philippines and Armando would come to my apartment in the middle of the night to keep me up to date on what was happening in his office and personally. Roger Reyla kept the peace between these fellows including Cisco de los Santos and the Saudis and Americans. Wee quite a team; loyal and faithful to each other and the idea of helping each other professionally.
We had so many comical things happen as well; as the case where on Saudi Professor from Jeddah who transferred to KFU wanted so much to be on the AIG/Me board. How we had to convince and prove to him that people such as me, Mike, Hani, etc. were doing all of this for free. He finally excused himself and then started contacting me for other reasons having to do with his employment at the school.
The entire effort did accomplish one very important objective, it gave us all a status amongst the professional, US and Saudi Government and Royal Family which none of us would have ever had. We had a special thing going. I used to mention at every meeting “that together we can do what alone we cannot”.

We amassed all of our newsletters and to every guest speaker and gusts we gave a bound book of our newsletters. The last version was titled:
AIG/ME: Architect’s International Group of the Mid-East; AIA Continuing Education; “Six years prelude toward the future”
Whoever spoke or attended our board or general meetings knew that I was passionate about our mission and this venture’s success.
John Turner of KFU from Houston Texas always belittled what I was doing by saying that no groups can meet and I was violating some kind of l was. Yes we had our share of detractors. One American Harlan of ARAMCO who called us a "good ole boys" group. At the end we had over 1500 names on our contact list and were mailing our newsletter to England, France, and Hong Kong, USA and all over the Gulf. We collected and sent in the credits so that our members got their AIA continuing education credits. We behaved well and kept our independence from any one sponsor or another.
Our AIA group set the standards and provided the Universities and US and Saudi Chamber with important professional and product information including valuable AIA documents and literature. Many joined the AIA who would not nor ever hear of the AIA. After Paris and even here in the USA we have never heard any further word from the AIA headquarters.
Dr. Sami Angawi, a member of the Saudi council for National Dialog and a well-known architect spoke at our meetings several times. He lived in the US for several years and has spoken out about various political events including the assassination of Israeli’s assassination of new Hamas leader Abdulaziz Al-Rantissi. Our members and speakers were key figures in the government and from prominent Saudi families.
Another name that crops up in the news is Mustafa Abdulquader al-Ansari. While I do not recall ever knowing him I have certainly met and known many from his family as my students and members of AIG/ME. Ali al-Ansari was the deputy minister of the Dammam chamber of commerce and brother of al-Ansari the General Manager of “Sunset Beach Resort”. I knew them both and very well. I dealt for many years with Sunset Beach as we visited and used their facilities. Azmi was lifetime members and let us use his cabin years ago and CDE was doing the design of the remodeling and expansion of the facility. When we were about to start our AIA chapter the deputy minister of the Dammam Chamber opened his library and gave us reprints of the ministerial resolutions governing associations and professional licensing. As a result we were able to intelligently to Prince Mohammed and later to gain access to chamber facilities to meet and belong to t ht chamber as an association and AIA provide of continuing education.

4.0 Pollution Architecture: Prevailing upon the Bund Deutscher Architekten (BDA) in Germany and the AIA in Washington Christina and I spent about two weeks visiting factories, power plants, and water authorities. There we found the means and methods the Germans used to recycle garbage, capture,, grow and incubate sludge into gases to power villages along the Ruhr and Rhine rivers, and how factories had cut their air emissions and changed the way dirty material was filtered before going into the rivers.
The sludge and gas plant of the Ruhr was thought architecturally worthy of being published by Progressive Architecture Magazine in 1971.

5.0 Upon graduating Yale Barie was made junior partner of the largest A&E firm in Puerto Rico where he managed the design of the El Mundo Towers and the Ron Rico Bottling Plant in Areicibo. He then was honored by the government’s department of education as the only consultant who successfully completed his contract. This exceptional work was published in the local papers. The project was an Island wide plan for Public Libraries which won the Island a huge US government grant to build stock and operate its public library system in all 72 municipalities.
As a result of this experience Pratt selected Barie to take over Victor Olgay’s classes in Climatology, Bio-Climatic Design and Tropical Architecture.

Artwork: 72 European cities is a collection of Barie’s Pen and Ink sketches of the 72 cities he visited in 1964. These sketches were narrated with descriptions of his observations for each cities dominant system of planning and building types. These work along with his many other pan and ink drawings comprise his collection of his artwork.
His artwork also includes many water colors and 86 dada word grams combining calligraphy and graphics to each illustrate urban social themes. These along with his humorous illustrations for colloquial cliché make up his art and views of our changing times.

Writing: Excerpts from his autobiography and lectures include essays on ambulating, anomie, names, identity, personas, urbanism, interior design, etc. In addition to his monographs these essays and articles form the philosophical basis for his epistemology answering his childhood search for why are things made the way they are.

To promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession; Preservation advocacy of Kharj Island on the Arabian Gulf in the Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia.
1.4 Design
• James Talcott Factorers
• Israel National Bank
• State University of New York in Albany
• Orange County High School :: Florida
• Duvall County High School :: Florida
• Various Residences :: Naples, Estero, Fort Meyers
• High-Rise Condominiums :: Naples, Florida; Hartford, NYC
• Internal Security Forces Housing Project(11 Cities in Saudi Arabia)
• Sports Club: Riyadh, KSA.
• Various Buildings :: ARAMCO/Eastern Province
• Banks/NCB/Saudi British/SAMBA: KSA.
• Reston Virginia :: Fairfax County, Virginia
• Gulf Oil Data Center :: Houston, Texas
• Gulf Oil Laboratory :: Houston, Texas
• Gulf Oil Building :: Houston, Texas
• Gulf Oil Regional Building :: Odessa, Texas
• Sugar Tree :: Sugar Tree, Tennessee
• English Mountain :: Sevier County, Tennessee
• Bank (High Rise) :: New York, New York
• Elmundo High Rise :: Hato Rey, Puerto Rico
• Homacao Police Station :: Homaco, Puerto Rico
• Las Modas :: Condado, Puerto Rico
• Ron Rico Bottling Plant :: Mayequez, Puerto Rico
• Island Wide Plan for Public Libraries ::Puerto Rico (all)
• State University of New York in Albany ::Albany, New York
• James Talcott; Factorers: New York, New York
• High-Rise Apartment Building: Washington, D.C.
• High-Rise Office Building: Manhattan, New York
• Hotels: Manhattan, New York
• Shopping Centers: Connecticut and New York
• Telephone Buildings: Manhattan, New York
• Bigelow Carpet Showroom : Manhattan, New York
• Dallas Cowboy's restaurant :: Manhattan, New York
• Saudi ARAMCO office building
• Saudi ARAMCO warehouse and Storage building
• Dhahran Academy: Dhahran
• Saudi Arabian Japanese Pharmaceutical company in Jeddah

2. Environment notable contributions in public service through leadership in the development of such elements as conservation, beautification, land-use regulation, transportation, or the removal of blighted areas, or who have clearly raised the standards of professional performance in these areas by advancing the administration of professional affairs in their fields.

2.1 Co-Founder (John McConnell is founder) of International Earth Day
2.1.1 I am the second signatory on the proclamation proclaiming Earth Day as an International Holiday proclaimed by
U-Thant, then the Secretary of the United Nations.
2.1.2 With my students from Pratt Institute Staged Earth Day 1 in Union Square and Earth Day 2 in New York’s Central Park.
2.1.3 Pollution Architecture: research published in Progressive Architecture on the German air, land and water methods of pollution control especially plants on Ruhr River.
2.1.4 Teach Climatology, Bio Climatic Design and /Tropical Architecture to Pratt UNESCO graduate students when Victor Olgay could no longer teach at Pratt.
4.0 To ensure the advancement of the living standards of people through their improved environment
4.1 Community Planning District #4 Harlem NYC
4.2 LME teach children construction
4.3 Grace English Lutheran Church: Church house and Neighborhood Action Program in Santurce Puerto Rico
4.5 La Pearla: Worked with local residents and San Juan Mayor to enhance Squatter design and built shelters by providing themes, graphics and signage
4.6 Earth day program Children improve their own neighborhoods/buildings
5.0 To make the profession of ever-increasing service to society
5.1 Architect as Plans Examiner for Lee County Government’ Building Department
5.2 Grace English Lutheran Church congregational design and building program, Santurce Puerto Rico. I formed a program for the church and then for the Lutheran Church of America; Missouri Synod which later was the template for Habitat.
5.3 Special Education children in New York City; Rehabilitation in LME programs

1. Leadership Roles:
1.1 Found and manage Architectural organization in Saudi Arabia
1.2 Associate Professor
1.3 Built the earth stage for Earth Day 1
1.4 Managed the construction of the Gulf Oil Corp Computer Center in Houston Texas
1.5 Found and managed Laboratories for Metaphoric Environments
1.6 Found and led ABLE for the USAF in Eastern Province of Saudi Arabia
2. Describe significant awards, honors, and recognition accorded to the nominee:
2.1 NSID Portfolio award graduating from Pratt get the best interior position with top company in Manhattan.
2.2 Service award from King Faisal University
2.3 Service Award from Lee County Government
1. To promote the aesthetic, scientific, and practical efficiency of the profession
Peculiar Characteristics of the area: Preservation, restoration;
New design rooted in the local design
Belize: Design a workbook for local unskilled workers to use standard pre-cast, pre-engineered building components to build housing developments. Develop one set of six building designs, site plan, and development theme called Belmopan in the City of Belmopan for Belize civil service workers. Designs for the six building types were published by the Belize government.
Tennessee architecture and Puerto Rico

Section 2: Accomplishments
Date Place Product
1944 Faile St Wood Crate Interior in Sun Parlor
1947 Simpson St Tissue Box Stage
Bicycle Mobil Room
Ship at Sea Painting
Record Box File
Electric Light System
Stereo Sound System
Disc Jockey Audition Tapes
Hang Drapes in Hundreds of Homes
Drive People in Dads Car to Asbury, Weddings
Ceramic Pottery
Interior Decoration Portfolio
Type Stories
Painting of Lion; Circus
1958 Pratt Coffee Shop
Penny to a Dollar
Apartment Shelves
Black And White Photography
Oil Paintings
Act in Play
1962 Buildesign Corp Lobbies on West End Ave:”Wedgwood”
Karram Silver
Sojo Store Fronts
Phone Lists for Buildesign
Stationary Concept with Heidi Jung
1961 Self Solomon Decorating Store Exhibits
Virgin Island Beach Pavilion
Contemporary Theories of the Universe
Bed Room
Addis Ababa Hilton Hotel
Rug Design
2d Design in Space
Dream Records
A Person Structure
1962 Designs for Business:
Design Offices for James Talcott; Factorers
New York City Bank
1963 Private Home Of Frank Housler
Guard House for Telephone Company
Pen and Ink Sketches of European Cities
Framed and distributed by Missy in Sanibel
Ed Durrell Stone Fine Arts Building, Planetarium and Gym for “State University of New York” (SUNY) In Albany, N.Y.
Morris Lapidus Quality Courts Motor Inn
Drafting Examples Used in Morris Lapidus’ Book
Working Drawing for Apartment Buildings in Wash. D.C.
Yale University Cultural Center
K4 School
One Room School House
Dog House
Concert Hall
CBS Office Building
Fairfax Hospital
Housatanic Horizons; High Rise and Matrix

Private Practice: Apartment Building Model:
Dapont Construction
Single Family Houses; Vitagliano Const.
Town Houses; Vitale Bros.
Shopping Center; Housatanic Horizons
Remodel design of our apartment; Orchard St.
Schimmelpfennig, Ruiz and Gonzalez: Rio Piedras Puerto Rico (Junior Partner in SRG)
El Mundo Office Building
Homacao Police Station
Cayey Vocational High School
Department Store
Ron Rico Bottling Plant
Obras Publicos; Prospectus
Private Practice Island-Wide Plan for Public Libraries
Centro Modus Boutique Dress Shop; Condado
Mobile Cabinet for Patty Pease
Grace English Lutheran Church:
Church House designs; remodel
Kahn and Jacobs; New York
Working Drawings for Telephone Company
and Hospitals
Irving Bank; Third and E 57 St; NYC.
Lee Harris Pomeroy
Dallas Cowboy Restaurant: Owner, Clint Murchison: I measured and did the working drawings and design layout for the restaurant located at the base of an office building one block from my Yale club on 44 and Vanderbilt near Park Ave. Murchison’s Interior Designer working in the same building just off Fifth Ave hired us.
Private Practice LME Loft
Earth Stage and Event Production
Hockey Stadium
Pratt Institute Teach Design, Theory and Methodology and Victor Olgay’s Climatology and Bioclimatic Design

People’s Protective
Mark Housing Collection
Belize, Honduras Belmopan Housing Collection
Whisper Inn
Sugar Tree Country Club
Bear Mountain Inn
Policies and Procedures for Construction Beltway Houston Computer Center
2 Houston Center: Gulf Chemicals
Laboratory in Woodlands
Odessa Office Building
Victoria Teas Chemical Plant; Site Selection
1979 Texas A&M Project Management System (PMS)
Slide Show with Music

1981 ARAMCO Engineering Manuals
Videos of Metaphor and Christina
Video of Desert with Music

1983 Al-Suhaimi Saudi Fisheries
Al-Suhaimi Villa Cabinet Design
UPM Teach Architectural working drawings

International Associates
11 Internal Security Forces Housing Projects

1985 El-Seif Group El-Seif Business Plan
1986 Fe Basil President of Youth Welfare Club/Riyadh

1986 Arieb: Business Plans for Fire Extinguisher and O&M

1986 Al-Foadia And found FGBFI Chapter Riyadh
Contracts for Maintenance and Operations for Us Embassy, Japan Embassy, Us Consulate (1992),

Christian Fellowship at Del Tura: Founded
3 Years of Sunday Worship Services
Weddings funeral Services
Pot Blessings, Intercessory Prayer, and
Candle Light Services;

Frizzell : 3 High Schools in Lee, Orange&
Jackson Counties, Florida
Leipzig Evangelical Ministerial Alliance
1990 Collins And Dupont Condominium’s Lobby Design &
Residential Interior Architectures
1991 King Faisel University Write And Publish 20 Monographs And
2 Books and Campus Plan Review and Analysis.
International Correspondence University (ICI)
LEMA handout in German for Leipzig
Found Architects International Mid-East and AIA Provider of Continuing Education for Saudi Arabia
1996 CDE Saudi Arabian Japanese PharmaceuticalPlant/Jeddah
Dhahran Academy& US Consulate&
Lucent trarnsmission towers
1987 ARAMCO Transportation Office Building
Jeddah Factory and Warehouse
Al-Muhaidib Business Development Manger
2000 Lee County Plans Examiner: the boom years
2008 Qatar, Doha: Barwa City: Senior Design Manager

Newspapers and Professional Journals
Photos: Grace English Lutheran Church
TV network appearances: ABC; NBC; CBS; March 1970; Central Park
El Mundo Newspaper in Puerto Rico
Ecology Events
Earth Day 1969: April 22
Earth Day 1970 March

European Cities
Thirty years of Marriage
Life’s Story
Project Manuel Standards: Policies and Procedures for Gulf Oil
Twenty monographs about Metaphors published by
Main Currents in Modern Thought; Datutop (Finland);
Jeddah University;
British Learned Journal; Lebanon; Ankara, Turkey
Leipzig in Metaphor book
Saudi Metaphor book
LME prospectus

Pen and Ink
Hundreds of drawings of European cities
Sketchbook (many drawings and bible verses)
Water Colors
Rugby, Tennessee
Haufbrau house, Munich: Sold at art fair in Tennessee
Pick up truck
Kaiser castle in Munich area
Fantasy Series
Chermayeff’s drawings and diagrams of complementarities
Lapidus d. Book: Schedules and details
Edward D. Stone: State University in Albany: Perspective View
Paul Rudolph’s New Haven parking garage: dry mark sketch

Full Length Books:

1. B. Fez-Barringten, "Project Manual Standards"
John Wiley and Sons, (Contract to publish-only; New York. 1981
2. B. Fez-Barringten, "72 European Cities - Sketch Book" 1965
Unpublished. Privately purchased.
3. B. Fez-Barringten, "Leipzig "in" metaphor" Unpublished.

4. B. Fez-Barringten, "A metaphoric perspective of the Arabian Built-
Environment" Unpublished.
5. B. Fez-Barringten, "Boats and Buildings of Tarot Island" Unpublished.
Researched Publications: Refereed and Peer-reviewed Journals:
Barie Fez-Barringten; "monographs":
1. "Architecture the making of metaphors"
Main Currents in Modern Thought/Center for Integrative Education; Sep.-Oct. 1971, Vol. 28 No.1, New Rochelle, New York.
2."Schools and metaphors"
Main Currents in Modern Thought/Center for Integrative Education Sep.-Oct. 1971, Vol. 28 No.1, New Rochelle, New York.
3."User's metametaphoric phenomena of architecture and Music":
“METU” (Middle East Technical University: Ankara, Turkey): May 1995"
Journal of the Faculty of Architecture
4."Metametaphors and Mondrian: Neo-plasticism and its' influences in architecture" Unpublished, 1993
5. "The Metametaphor of architectural education",
North Cypress, Turkish University. December, 1997
6."Mosques and metaphors" Unpublished, 1993
7."The basis of the metaphor of Arabia" Unpublished, 1993
8."The conditions of Arabia in metaphor" Unpublished, 1993
9. "The metametaphor theorem"
Architectural Scientific Journal, Vol. No. 8; 1994 Beirut Arab University.
10. "Arabia’s metaphoric images" Unpublished, 1993
11."The context of Arabia in metaphor" Unpublished, 1993
12. "A partial metaphoric vocabulary of Arabia"
“Architecture: University of Technology in Datutop; February 1995 Finland
13."The Aesthetics of the Arab architectural metaphor"
“International Journal for Housing Science and its applications”
Coral Gables, Florida.1993

14."Multi-dimensional metaphoric thinking"
Open House, September 1997: Vol. 22; No. 3, United Kingdom: Newcastle uponTyne
15."Teaching the techniques of making architectural metaphors
in the twenty-first century."
Journal of King Abdul Aziz University
Eng...Sciences; Jeddah: Code: BAR/223/0615:OCT.2.1421 H.
Book Reviews:
"Evolution of the House/From caves to Co-ops" by Stephen Gardner; MacMillan Publishing Co. New York, 1974 (Not yet published)
Articles in Trade Journals and Magazines etc.:

1. B. Fez-Barringten/Lee Ryder; "Pollution Architecture" Progressive Architecture. 11/71
2. B. Fez-Barringten; "Pop-Architecture; Architectural Record October, 1970
"AIG/ME" Newsletter 1994 and 1995.
3. “She Came from Heaven” by Rosanne Pellicane
A book review by Barie Fez-Barringten
Written like a screen play for a 1940s movie Rosanne’s writing is conversational, witty and full of the timing of great theatre and the age of brilliant “one-liners.” Her characters sharply show their personality while the interplay between them is as bright as a Nick and Nora Charles/ Topper play. Its no wonder, Rosanne is a product of a culture and people of voice, opinions and ideas. Each description and lines they speak build to form a sequence of events leading the plot and compelling us read further to enjoy the life she has recreated. Each chapter has a beginning middle and end and reads like a complete episode. She writes with a wisdom that can only be born of the Holy Sprit; the Holy Spirit, who has filled Rosanne’s already full and creative life with light and truth. Her voice is urban and wit cosmopolitan; a throwback to her ancestry and indigenous city context. She writes as she speaks superbly able to reify her perceptions into the spoken and written word. Like her interior designs, she is not only sensitive to the wiles and whims of those she encounters but also able to see those in perspective with an endless vocabulary of appropriate metaphors.
Brilliantly riveted on Whimsy, Rosanne presents us with a flawless libretto of her family, husband and their relationship and the many people and things that come and go in her life. But, all of that is but the subject while the real joy of reading her work is in her writing.
“She Came from Heaven” is a must-read for purveyors of American culture and particularly urban high society. As the author, the writing overflows with her love of her Italian/American heritage with all of the loving sights, sounds and language it has to offer. No doubt, her career as an Interior Designer greatly gave her the visual and added historical vocabulary to make reading “She Came From Heaven” a heavenly experience. At one point I was sure the “she” was not the dog but her Italian neighbor, Mrs. Carrucci.
Autobiographies are written for the writer while memoirs for the reader. The reader takes away a model of Civility; civility, in our time about marriage commitments, social conversations, career decisions and family relations. “She Came from Heaven” makes no pretenses at being a how-to book but by Rosanne explicating her own very modern story chronicles reflect our own epic lifetimes. Readers will be stuck by the way decisions they made and events unfold between Rosanne and her husband. Their relationship, dilemmas and context are paradigms of our urban life. Rosanne not only experienced these but also was able to write about them with revealing and insightful detail; it is riveting!
The title itself is a metaphor for hopes, imagination and culture as we aspire to something perfect and beyond the material world or in this case, love.
The story is about the way a dog named Whimsy enters and weaves her way through Rosanne’s marriage. The reader will witness the limits and confines of conversations where each partner communicates on common issues but from a very different perspective. As the dog reacts as a witness to these dynamics in their relationship, we hear what they are not saying. While no good book review should reveal its book’s ending, the reader will be well rewarded by the deft and action filled manner of the author’s descriptions. It is a fitting ending to the page-turner- style of Rosanne’s craft.
I heartily recommend reading “She Came form Heaven” and look forward to her next work.

Manuals, Plans, Study Guides:

1. Member of Technical Committee- 1992-1993
King Faisal University
Report to the Higher Committee for the "Dammam Campus Plan"

2. El-Seif Company, "Business plan" 1985
B. Fez-Barringten and Michael Joseph Murray.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

3. Arieb Company, "Business plan" 1986
B. Fez-Barringten and Robert Vinton
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

4. Gulf Oil Corporation, "Project management system" 1976
B. Fez-Barringten
Reston, Virginia. /Gulf Oil Real Estate Development Company.

5. ARAMCO, “Project engineer's manual" 1982
B. Fez-Barringten and A. Lee Griffith
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia/Research Planning Department (RPD)

6. ARAMCO "Department policy manual" 1982
B. Fez-Barringten
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia/Research Planning Department (RPD)

7. ARAMCO "OJT/Training Curriculum Guide" 1982
B. Fez-Barringten
Dhahran, Saudi Arabia/Research Planning Department (RPD)

8. Laboratories for metaphoric environments; "Prospectus" 1971
B. Fez-Barringten and Henry Classon: Manhattn, New York
9. AADO/Al-Suhaimi Architectural Design Office; "Brochure" 1983
B. Fez-Barringten
Dammam, Saudi Arabia


King Faisal University: Associate Professor (1991- 1996)
College of Architecture and
Planning, Department of Architecture,
Dammam, Saudi Arabia
King Fah'd University of Petroleum & Minerals
College of Environmental Design: Associate Professor (summer: 1983)
Architecture Dhahran, Saudi Arabia
Texas A & M University: Associate Professor (1979 - 1981)
College of Architecture & Environmental
Design Department of Building
Construction; Undergraduate and
Graduate Program; College Station, Texas

University of Houston: Assistant Professor (1977 - 1979)
College of Architecture, Houston, Texas

Pratt Institute: Adjunct Instructor (19
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Political Leaning Very Conservative
Wild Fact About Me love to teach and mange large projects
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What Gives Me Hope Jesus Christ is my Lord
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by Prey!
What/who changed my life and why Aunt Rose got me to think about education
Quotation For God so loved the world that he gave His only begotten son, that whomsoever shall believe in Him shall not persih but have everlasting life.
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