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David B. Yarbrough

At a Glance

Class Year: 1952

Award Year: 2002

Degree: Bachelor of Architecture

Profession: Architecture / Art


David B. Yarbrough '52 (ARCH) began his career in 1950 working with Caudill Rowlett & Scott while an architecture student at Texas A&M. He stayed with CRS for 11 years working in College Station and Houston. He was named president of CRS Productions, Inc. and appointed to the board of directors of CRS Design, Inc. In the 60s Yarbrough expanded, starting his own architectural practice in Dallas and specializing in a wide variety of project types. He soon began working in watercolor, stained glass, furniture and line drawing. Many of his works have been widely exhibited in Colorado, New Mexico and Texas where there is a permanent collection on exhibit at the Dallas Institute for Humanities and Culture. In 1994, Yarbrough moved to Crestone, Colorado and began specializing in single-family homes and specialty buildings utilizing concepts of sacred geometry. In 1999 he designed the Yeshe Khorlo Temple in Crestone utilizing traditional Bhutanese design as well as sacred geometry principles. His biography has been published in the 39th edition of Who's Who in America and in Men of Achievement published by the International Biographical Centre in Cambridge, England. Yarbrough died in 2003.