JAMES A. MCBRIDE, II
Architecture - Interior Design - Construction Administration

281-828-5301

James A. McBride, Architect.com
Texas Traditional Homes-Inc.com
A Better Built Construction.com
Home Plans of Distinction.com
Mayan Collection.com
Palm Springs Life article
Texas Heritage article

James A. McBride, II has traveled extensively and has designed and constructed projects in Texas, Colorado, California, Virginia, Central America, Indonesia and Mexico.

ARCHITECTURAL REGISTRATION

  • Registered Architect State of Texas
  • Registered Architect State of Colorado
  • Registered Architect State of California

James A. McBride, II is a graduate from the University of Texas, 1953-1958. Graduated with honors received as follows:

  • Alpha Rho Chi Award 1958 - Outstanding University of Texas School of Architecture Graduate 1958
  • Tau Signa Delta - Scholastic Honorary Society
  • No. 1 Thesis Graduate 1958 - Resort Hotel - Selected to represent the School of Architecture the University of Texas - Exhibited at the Dallas, Texas State Fair 1958 - University of Texas
  • University of Texas Goodfellow and Sphinx Architectural Honorary Society
  • Texas Historical Foundation

1958-1961 Architectural Apprenticeship
  • MacKie & Kamrath, Houston, Texas
  • Robert Maurice, Houston, Texas
  • Golemon & Rolfe, Houston, Texas
1961-1965 Houston, Texas
  • Design, construction, development of multi-family apartments and townhouses with development company of James A. McBride, Realtor/Developer
  • Woodway Glen - 18 acres, townhomes and apartments
  • Kerry Glen Multi-Family Units - 5 acres on Buffalo Bayou and Woodway
  • Erin Glen Multi-Family Units - 3 acres on Buffalo Bayou and Woodway
  • McBride 16 Story Highrise Apartment Tower, Houston Country Club Golf Course
  • Braes Link Development - North Braeswood
  • Montrose Area
  • Club Society 10,800 s.f. Entertainment Center, 1319 F.M. 1960
1965-1967 Aspen, Colorado
  • Snowmass Ski Area, Village No. 1, Facilitics/Fritz Benedict
  • Pomegranate Inn Restaurant and Condominiums (Aspen Country Inn)
  • Arcades of Aspen (Ute City Banque)
  • Aspen Alps
  • Aspen Valley Ranch
  • Private Residences and Condominiums
  • Whip Jones, Angus Anderson, George Christensen
  • Aspen Community Church - Communion Rail
1967-1968 Architect, Williams & Tazewell, Norfolk, Virginia
  • Norfolk Cultural and Convention Center - Project Manager and Designer
  • Norfolk Yacht and Country Club - Project Manager and Designer
  • Private Residences
1969-1971 Architect Consultant to U.S.A.L.D. - R.O.C.A.P.
  • State Department Central America. Stationed in Guatemala. Conducted feasibility studies, design and development plan reviews, cost and marketing reviews of low cost housing for all five Central American countries. Interfaced with the American Embassy of each country, and developer of each project.
1971-1975 Architect Cashel Forest, Houston, Texas
1975-1982 Badak L. N. G. Town Community, Borneo, Indonesia
  • Project Architect and Construction Coordinator of design and construction of all community and support facilities necessary for operation of L.N.G. Plant. Coordinates all aspects with Indonesian Government authorities and Bechtel. Roy & Michael Huffington, owners, representative of Huffco, The Town Community.
  • Design/Construction Plan/Cost Control/Schedule. This project included the following:
    • 200 Bed Hospital
    • 700 Houses
    • 500 Apartment Units
    • Guest House Hotel
    • 3 Schools
    • Church and Mosque
    • 1 Shopping Center
    • 2 Country Clubs and Golf Courses
    • Water Treatment Plant
    • All Infrastructure of Streets and Utilities
1983-2000 Architect and Designer: Texas/California
  • Design/Construction Plan and Permits/Cost Control/Schedule
  • The Hop - Restaurant and Disco - Riverside, California
  • The Hop - Restaurant and Disco - Puente Hills, California
  • The Hop - Restaurant and Disco - Redondo Beach, California
  • The Hop - Restaurant and Disco - El Toro, California
  • Cherokee Resort Hotel Conference Center and Kitchen - Palm Springs, California
  • Shopping Center Design, I. S. Properties - Hemet, California
  • Bentley's 49 - Restaurant - Huntington Beach, California
  • Bentley's 49 - Restaurant - Long Beach, California
  • Bentley's 49 - Restaurant - El Segundo, California
  • Bentley's 49 - Restaurant - Sacramento, California
  • Bentley's 49 - Restaurant - Sunnyvale, California
  • Bentley's 49 - Restaurant - Newport Beach, California
  • Bentley's 49 - Restaurant - San Francisco, California
  • Bobby McGee's Restaurant Remodel - Houston, Texas
  • Recreation Land Plan Houston, 125 Acre Development for Bill Shirley
  • Private Residence - Cancun, Mexico
  • Lake Raybum Country Club and Fairway Villas - Texas
  • Charles Bartell Remodel - Indian Wells, California
  • Rancho Mirage City Hall Remodel, Stan Kassovic - California
  • Palm Desert Commercial Center, Stan Kassovic - Stroud's, California
  • Palm Desert Retail Center, Stan Kassovic - Portola Plaza, California
  • Palm Springs Airport Carwash - Palm Springs, California
  • Mucho Gusto Restaurant - Costa Mesa, California
  • Live Bait Restaurant - Long Beach, California
  • Denim & Diamonds Restaurant - Sacramento, California
  • Denim & Diamonds Restaurant - Santa Monica, California
  • Denim & Diamonds Restaurant - Huntington Beach, California
  • Denim & Diamonds Restaurant - Alameda, California
  • Denim & Diamonds Restaurant - Woodland Hills, California
  • Deborah and Kurt Wyman Residence - Dana Point, California
  • Norm Rosen Residence Remodel Design - Corona del Mar, California
  • Courtyard Restaurant - Corona del Mar, California - Pilar Wayne
  • Harry Boon Condominiums - Corona del Mar, California
  • El Matador Restaurant - Huntington Beach, California
  • Charles Bartell 12 Unit Artist Live/Work Studio Condos - Laguna Beach, California
  • Jane Lee Residence - Laguna Beach, California
  • Riverwood Homes - Laguna Beach, California
  • Laguna Niguel Racquet Club Remodel and Addition - Laguna Niguel, California
  • Jack Kramer Tennis Club Addition - Palos Verdes, California
  • John Wayne Tennis Club Remodel - Newport Beach, California
  • Omni Bar and Grill - Palm Springs, California - Hugh Gaspar - Design
  • Inn Exile - Palm Springs, California - Hugh Gaspar - Design
  • Cabazon Band of Mission Indians, Indio, California - Residential Development
  • Cultural Center/Custom Homes, Indian Sands
  • Melvyn's Entry & Garden Room - Palm Spmgs, California - Gail Bradley Design
  • Richard Jennings Remodel - Palm Springs, California - Gail Bradley Design
  • Carolyn Wise Remodel - Las Vegas, Nevada - Hugh Gaspar Design
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church - Desert Hot Springs, California - Jack Culver Design
  • Marie Pepperdine Residence, Palm Springs, California - Las Palmas
  • Nancy and Terry O'Brien Residence, Palm Springs, California - Las Palmas
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church Expansion - Desert Hot Springs, California
  • 2300 Cantina Way
  • Casa Cody Historic Restoration-1916 - Palm Springs, California
  • Smoke Tree Shopping Center Roof Renovation - "Building G" - Palm Springs, California
  • Joy Belli (Melvin Belli) Entry Wall Gate
  • Cindy Shoemaker - Remodel (Willie Shoemaker)
  • 1995 Camino Monte-1937 Restoration of historic modernist residence for Trina Turk/Jonathan Skow, known as "Ship of the Desert", published Nov. Issue 2002, Home and Garden
  • 466 Patencio - Therese Haycs addition and transformation - Palm Springs, California
  • Seventh Day Adventist Church - Entry Addition - Desert Hot Springs, California
  • Beverly and Howard Chuchian addition, Palm Desert, California
  • 265 Logo renovation of 1918 adobe. Korakia Inn. Architectural Digest
  • Clark Gable's former Palm Springs residence. Michelle and Bob Macdonald owners, 222 Chino, Palm Springs, California - Las Palmas
  • Joan Crawford's Palm Springs residence, 275 Lugo. Kitchen renovation - Las Palmas
  • Lucille Ball's Palm Springs residence, 696 Via Monte Vista, Palm Springs, California - Las Palmas
  • Historic Villa Royale Inn, 1620 Indian Trail, Palm Springs, California. Amy Aquino/Drew McCoy owners. Historic bar addition and additional renovations.
2000-2012 Architect and Designer: Texas/California - Current Work
  • Kay & Dr. Frank Barnes, 3117 Avalon Place, Houston, Texas - Residential Addition
  • Peppertree Inn, 645 N. Indian, Palm Springs, California
  • Kaplan Residence, 645 North Indian, Palm Springs, California
  • Rose Mhata Residence, 645 W. Tahquitz, Palm Springs, California (former Residence of Randolph Hearst and Marion Davies)
  • Steven Cheroske addition, 585 W. Tahquitz, Palm Springs, California
  • Historic Spanish Inn of Alan Ladd, 640 N. Indian Canyon, Palm Springs, California
  • Summit Development Residential 5 Model Units, 3,400 sq. ft. to 5,400 sq. ft., Rancho Mirage, CA
  • Leila Nieman Residence, 348 W. Merito, Palm Springs, California
  • Davey's Hideaway Restaurant & Lounge, Palm Springs, California
  • 150 condominiums, Port Isabel, Texas, The Leyendecker Group
  • Verheyden Residence - LaGrange, Texas
  • 22 Beaumont Condominiums - Townhouses, The Leyendecker Group
  • Port O'Conner, Texas, Beach Home No. 1
  • Port O'Conner, Texas, Beach Home No. 2
  • Karmen & Gary Koenighain Addition & Remodel, Fayetteville, Texas
  • Woodway Learning Express Toy Store, Houston, Texas
  • Club Society, Houston, Texas
  • The Sanctuary, Beaumont, Texas, The Leyendecker Group - 5 model homes zero lot line designs
  • Glenda and Jim Rogers Bay Home, Port Alto, Texas
  • Presidio La Bahia, Goliad, Texas - ADA Consultant to Director Newton Warzecha
  • Dr. Pound Historical Heritage Visitors Center, Dripping Springs, Texas
  • Tobin and Anne Armstrong Research Library Center, Addition to the Texas Ranger Hall of Fame, Waco, Texas
  • Lou and Lee Scanlon Addition, League City, Texas
  See also Texas Traditional Homes website and articles in Palm Springs Life, February 2003, and Texas Heritage magazine, 2009