A R C H I T E C T
The Cleburne Cafeteria
The Cleburne Cafeteria is a Houston institution. When
it burned in 1992, Bill May designed its new home.
The Cleburne is designed to be the best of all worlds,
combining an upscale dining experience with good old
home cooking. Care was taken to reuse some
elements of the old store to make it familiar to some of
its loyal customer base of Senior Citizens. At the same
time it needed to be fresh and attract the many new
families of the surrounding area.
The site and budget were limited, so care was taken to
insure that each space was planned with efficiency in
mind and Bill May employed an interactive design
method, with all parties present in active design