Meet Andria Barton. Andria is an Interior Designer with an Architectural background who was born and raised here in the DFW metroplex. She graduated from the University of Texas at Arlington with a Bachelor’s in Interior Design and is currently pursuing a Master’s in Architecture at the Boston Architectural College. Andria spends her free time enjoying any activity outside, hanging out with friends and family, and traveling with her husband Aaron. Andria’s career has led her to some amazing opportunities, but the most impactful was designing the Alma Martinez Intermediate School for Mansfield ISD. Andria grew up in Mansfield, Texas and Mrs. Alma Martinez was her principal at Mary Orr Intermediate School. Being able to design a school, with a previous educator as the namesake was one of the coolest experiences of giving back a designer could have.
“We spend 87% of our lives inside buildings. How they are designed really affects how we feel, how we behave.” - Ilse Crawford
During Andria’s time at Glenn|Partners, Andria has been working with Briar Glenn and Patrick Glenn on Plano ISD’s Plano West Senior High School Addition and Renovations.
To learn even more about Andria, check out the following fun facts!
Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory
60’s and 70’s rock
Most Exotic Place Visited
Santa Ana Volcano, El Salvador
Headphones in while running
Kimbell Art Museum
What Inspires You
Nature + People
Andria once did a road trip from Fort Worth to the Grand Canyon, Las Vegas, San Francisco, San Diego, El Paso and back on $430.
First Moment when you realized you wanted to be an Architect
After building a club house (unsupervised) on my grandparents’ farm with my sister and cousin at age 13.
Favorite Quote or Saying
“I’ve never been certain whether the moral of the Icarus story should only be, as is generally accepted, “Don’t try to fly too high”, or whether it might also be thought of as “Forget the wax and feathers and do a better job on the wings”. - Stanley Kubrick