Mary A. Burke directs Burke Design & Architecture PLLC, leading a group of talented architects and designers who collaborate on a broad range of design-driven residential, hospitality, commercial and institutional projects. She is a registered architect who has practiced in the field of interior design and architecture for over 35 years.
Prior to starting her practice, Ms. Burke held leadership roles with a number of prominent architecture firms: With Cetra Ruddy, serving as Design Principal/Project Executive for many high profile educational, hotel and residential projects, such as the successful re-branding and launch of Peter Cooper Village/Stuyvesant Town; as Director of Interiors for Gruzen Samton LLP, directing a staff of 10 on a variety of interior architecture projects, both as independent efforts as well as in support of GS architecture projects; and senior roles with other outstanding firms including HOK, Swanke Hayden Connell, and Tihany International.
She headed the KPF Interior Architects Singapore office, during which time she designed and supervised the construction of major interior spaces for the headquarters of the United Overseas Bank, designed by Kenzo Tange. Thereafter, she set up her own Singapore practice, Burke Design, providing full interior architecture services throughout Asia and Australia. Ms. Burke was the Vice President for Design Excellence of the AIA New York Chapter, having previously served for five years as the Chair of the Chapter’s Interiors Committee.
She is a former Board Member of the NY Chapter of the International Interior Design Association (IIDA), and now serves as a member of the Advisory Group for Interior Architecture Knowledge Community of the American Institute of Architects. As a contributor to industry product development, she sits on the Allsteel Design Council, serves yearly as a juror in the Best of Neocon competition in Chicago, and is a frequent contributor to design publications. Ms. Burke is also an Associate Professor in the Interior Design faculty at Pratt Institute, and is a frequent guest critic for Pratt as well as for the Architecture School at City College.