David P. Burke
AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
David understands the complexity and intensive coordination it takes to deliver large scale, high-profile works. His honesty, enthusiasm, practical approach and penchant for innovation have given him the experience to deliver inspiring projects across a range of sectors. In addition to his private practice, David is also a Principal Architect at Grimshaw. His resume includes primary roles on some of the practice’s most notable North American projects.
Design for learning and exploration has been a consistent theme across David’s portfolio, with recent projects including the Arizona State University Interdisciplinary Science & Technology Building 7, the University of Florida Wertheim Laboratory for Engineering Excellence and the Duke University Brodhead Center for Campus Life.
In addition to his work on college campuses, David has also contributed to a number of significant museums and cultural attractions, including the Queens Museum expansion and renovation, horno3: Museo del Acero in Monterrey, and Earthpark, a conceptual series of enclosed Amazonian rainforests and visitor centers.
David showed an early interest
in structural legibility,
the crafting of details, and the
use of progressive materials.
Much of David’s work has centered around improving the public realm. One of his first projects at Grimshaw was the design of Fulton Center, Lower Manhattan’s expansive new transit hub. More recently, he led the design team for the Above-Ground Structures and Landscape at Croton Water Filtration Plant in the Bronx, NY, deftly weaving critical city infrastructure with verdant public amenity. Outside of New York,he worked on the Boston City Hall & Plaza redevelopment study and concepts for Williams Village, a new mixed-use district in Boulder.
Prior to joining Grimshaw, David worked with a number of innovative, design-oriented firms. His professional experience includes the Athletes’ Pavilion at the 1996 Olympic Games in Atlanta and a deployable exhibition enclosure for the UN Commission for Sustainable Development’s Earth Summit 3. His experience also includes the design and fabrication of lightweight, kinetic and deployable structures for events and exhibitions.
David is a Registered Architect in the States of New York and Massachusetts, a LEED Accredited Professional and NCARB-certified. He is also a member of the American Institute of Architects and
actively contributes to academic programs and lectures nationwide.