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2012 Kate Walker interview with Tribble


Tribble was born in Charlotte.  He went into the Army right out of high school and served as a paratrooper.  On the GI Bill, he received a BA in Architecture from the NCSU School of Design in 1968 where he worked 20 hours a week for Dean Henry Kamphoefner.  During NCSU, he interned with J. N. Pease and with Charles Sappenfield

He worked for Hayes Howell in Southern Pines, Dellinger and Lee in Charlotte, MWM Architects in Charlotte, Wilkerson Architects in Charlotte, Harry Wolf, and Peterson Associates. 

He started Hal Tribble Architects in 1980 which continues today. Tribble earned a MS of Architecture from UNC-Charlotte's School of Architecture in 1993. 

1974 - The Wade Barber Residence, Mt. Gilead Road, Pittsboro.  Built by Ray Bouldin with mostly recycled materials.  Photos by Jerry Markatos.  Destroyed in 2007 by the owner to build another house.

1984 - The Bill and Linda Staton Residence, 661 Hungerford Place, Charlotte.  Built by Andrew Roby.  Won a 1985 AIANC Honor Award.  Sold to David Yarborough and Ally Wall, who added the swimming pool and cabana in 1991. As of 2012 still owned by David Yarborough.  House photos by Joann Sieburg Baker, pool photo by Jerry Markatos

1985 - The Sanford and Elizabeth Rosenthal Residence, 1401 Scotland Avenue, Charlotte. Built by Andrew Roby.  Sold in 2005.  Photos by Joann Sieberg Baker. 

1985 - The Brian O'Leary HouseFigure Eight Island, Wilmington.  Built by A. F. Lee and Son.  Photo by Jerry Blow.  Renovated in 2012.

1986 - The Vickie Sutton Residence, 202 Galey Ridge, Cramerton NC.  Includes a guest house in back.  Located at Cramer Mountain Country Club.  Bottom three photos by Joann Sieberg Baker.  Has been renovated by another architect who eliminated the two-story window in the living room.  Sold in 2014 to Misty K. Ritchie and Louis W. Morano, Jr.

1988 - The Richard Goldner Residence, 39 Wilhelm Drive, Durham.  Designed in collaboration with Roman Kolodij.  As of 2012 owned by Richard Goldner and Frank Perry, Trustees. Photos by David Ramsay. 

1989 - The Jones-Hayes-Welton Holiday Residence, 1015 Pattons Thicket, Burnsville NC.  Built by a partnership of four Charlotte friends.  The geometry used a floor pattern of interlocking squares within a cubed shell formed by the exterior walls and roof.  The third floor serves as a sky lighted sleeping and play area for children.  Photos by David Ramsey Photography.  For sale in 2012.

1989 - The Brian and Judy South Residence, 7 Bess Court (formerly 7 Clematis Lane), Durham.  Designed in partnership with Roman Kolodij Architect.  Ten acres.  Sold in 1992 to Celeste Geagan.  Sold in 1998 to Guido and Amy Gutter.  Sold in 2006 to Ramesh Gupta.  4227 square feet.   Has been renovated.   Model photos by David Ramsey Photography.

1993 - The David Sugg Residence, 16304 Belle Isle Drive, Cornelius NC, on Lake Norman. 

1996 - The Howard and Joanna Virkler Residence, 15829 Lake Ridge Road, Charlotte. 
 Located on Lake Wylie.  7000 square feet. 


2000 - The Susan and Blanton Hamilton Residence, 1700 Brandon Road, Charlotte.  A traditional exterior with more modern interior.  Features 132 windows and curved interior walls.  4500 square feet.  As of 2012 still owned by the Hamiltons.  Photos by Joann Sieberg Baker. 

2009 - The John Bartlette House, 2005 Lombardy Circle, Charlotte.  Designed as a spec house by Tribble; however the original owner (also the builder) made significant changes during construction. 

Sources include: Hal Tribble, Ray Bouldin Jr., Charlotte Business Journal.