Barnstone, Howard

Howard Barnstone was born in Auburn, Maine in 1923 and was Houston’s most publicized modern architect of the 1950s and 1960s. A prolific designer, professor of architecture at the University of Houston, and author of two seminal books, “The Galveston That Was” (1966) and “The Architecture of John F. Staub: Houston and the South” (1979). Barnstone was at various times in partnership with Preston M. Bolton and Eugene Aubry. Barnstone’s productive career, his influence on several generations of students at the University of Houston, and his impact on Houston’s cultural scene make him one of the most compelling figures in twentieth-century architecture in Houston.