BArch (Hons), AIA, NCARB, LEED AP Architect
David is a collaborator. His experience spans over 20 years coordinating large project teams and delivering complex innovative projects. Driven by supportive office culture and strong team spirit, he brings to any architectural challenge, enthusiasm, leadership, and a deep understanding of how buildings go together.
His work over the last decade has centered around improving the urban realm and embracing community. He has been dedicated to improving the built environ-ment though a steadfast commitment to our shared community and our natural environment.
David’s projects express a strong sense of architectur-al and structural legibility that celebrate engineering, building material, and architectural finish. Working at all scales and phases, his design sensibility is deliberate, thought provoking and creative.
Recent projects as founder of David Burke Architects include the Vassar College Thompson Library Visioning Study and the historic Ritz Theater renovation in Newburgh, NY.
Prior to founding DBA, David managed and delivered several highly complex projects as Principal at Grimshaw Architects. These include the Arizona State University’s Rob and Melani Walton Center for Planetary Health, the Herbert Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence and the Duke University Brodhead Center for Campus Life. He also worked directly with several city agencies over the course of 15 years to deliver the Above Ground Buildings at the Croton Water Filtration Plant in Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx NY.
Registered Architect, State of Massachusetts
Part 2 Qualification, Architects Registration Board, UK Certificate, National Council of Architectural Registration Boards Registered Architect, State of New York Bachelor of Architecture, Pratt Institute / University of Copenhagen
DBA, New York. Owner, Architect
Grimshaw; New York; Principal
HLM Design International; London; Project Manager
Gensler; Gensler New York; Project Architect
FTL Happold; New York; Technician / Project Architect
Speaking & Engagements
AIA National Convention, Atlanta, GA - People Oriented Cities: Smart Growth Through Sustainable Transport
Greenbuild - Infrastructure, Resilience, and Public Space
Forum for Resiliency - Innovations in Urban Infastructure
ASA Phoenix - Policy Design Collaboration: Sustainability in Action - The Croton Water Filtration Plant Above Ground Buildings and Landscape
Colombia Building Intelligence Project (C-BIP) Brooklyn - Connections
Community, Arts, and Education
Vassar College Libraries Visioning Study. Poughkeepsie, NY
Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center Classroom Redesign. Poughkeepsie, NY The Historic Ritz Theater Renovation. Newburgh, NY
Johns Hopkins Student Center Competition. Baltimore, MD
Arizona State University Walton Center for Planetary Health .
University of Florida Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence.
Duke University Brodhead Center for Campus Life. Durham, NC
Mosholu Golf Course/Croton Above Ground Buildings and Landscape.
Williams Village Mixed-use Development. Boulder, CO
Canary South Mixed-use Development. London UK
Boston City Hall & Plaza Planning Study. Boston, MA
Wellesley College Science Center Planning Study. Wellesley, MA
Fulton Transit Center. New York, NY
Queens Museum. Queens, NY
Experimental Media & Performing Arts Center (EMPAC). Troy, NY
Home and Habitat
Anderson Library. Beacon, NY
Yellin Residence. Putnam Valley, NY
Hearst Residence. Putnam Valley, NY
Capuano Residence. Pine Plains, NY
Bayne Residence. Garrison, NY
Barn Re-imagined. Islesboro, ME
AT&T Global Olympic Village. Atlanta, GA
FleetBoston Pavilion. Boston, MA
Darien Lake Performing Arts Center. Buffalo, NY
Deployable Enclosure for Earth Summit 3, UN Commission for Sustainability
2019 - 2021 Pratt Institute, The Undergraduate School of Architecture, Center for Experimental Structures (CES), Visiting Associate Professor: ‘Morphology in Practice–Form, Space, Analog,’ Fall/Spring Semester
2014 - 2019 Columbia University, The Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation, Adjunct Assistant Professor of Architecture, Planning and Preservation: ‘Architectural Technology IV: Building'
Boards & Associations
2014 - Present City of Beacon Planning Board
2012 City of Beacon Comprehensive Plan Committee
SCUP Outstanding Achievement in Integrated Planning and Design, Duke University Brodhead Center
AJ Retrofit Awards International Retrofit Project, Duke University Brodhead Center
ENR Southeast Higher Education/Research Award of Merit, Duke University Brodhead Center
Architects’ Journal AJ120 Building of the Year, Fulton Center
NYC Public Design Commission Award for Excellence in Design, Croton Water Treatment Plant, Mosholu Golf Course, Van Cortlandt Park
AIA New York State Honors Award, EMPAC