Michael Burch

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Michael Bauman Burch is a Southern California-based architect, described as "the greatest living practitioner of the Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean Revival style".[1] He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).[2]

A fourth generation Southern Californian, Burch was raised in Pasadena, CA, and educated at the University of California, Berkeley and the Yale School of Architecture. He has taught at the University of Southern California.[3] Burch founded his firm, Michael Burch Architects, in 1986. He was the original co-curator of an exhibition for the Getty Institute’s Pacific Standard Time on the Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean Revival style.[4] Burch’s work has appeared in 20 books on the style, including the cover of “the definitive statement on the subject”.[5] He was invited to present the work of his firm at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012[6], 2014[7], 2016[8], 2018[9] and 2020, as well as at Moscow’s Schusev Architecture Museum in 2020. In addition to numerous American Institute of Architects awards,[10][11][12][13] [14][15][16][17][18][19]the firm has received three Palladio Awards,[20][21] the sole national award for traditional architecture.[22]

Bibliography[edit]

A selection of books in which Michael Burch’s work appears:

  • Ranches: Home on the Range in California (2016)
  • Signature Homes (2016)
  • Adobe Structures of the Coachella Valley (2015)
  • Dreaming Small (2013)
  • The California Casa (2012)
  • Classic Homes of Los Angeles (2010)
  • Ranches of the American West (2009)
  • Legendary Estates of Beverly Hills (2008)
  • Dream Homes of Los Angeles (2008)
  • California Romantica (2007)
  • Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles (1992)

References[edit]

  1. ^ (May 2017). “Making a fragment whole again - reimagining a George Washington Smith House” Period Homes vol 18 no 3: 32-36.
  2. ^ "AIA Names the 2019 College of Fellows Class".
  3. ^ "Traffic Stoppers : Historic Homes on Path of Freeway Extension Are Jewels to Owners".
  4. ^ "Surfing the Spanish Colonial Revival".
  5. ^ Woods, Douglas (2012). The California casa. New York, NY: Rizzoli International. pp. Cover, 26–38, 110–117, 246–253, 254–261. ISBN 978-0-8478-3849-3.
  6. ^ "2012 Architecture: Traces of Centuries & Future Steps". European Cultural Centre Italy. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  7. ^ "Venice Biennale 2014: 100 Architects to Discuss Time-Space-Exisitence".
  8. ^ "Venice: Time-Space-Existence".
  9. ^ (2018). “Time Space Existence in the context of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale”. Retrieved April 19, 2019
  10. ^ "AIA Pasadena Foothill Design Awards 2018: Congratulations 2018 Winners".
  11. ^ "AIA Pasadena Foothill Design Awards 2017: Congratulations to the Design Award Winners!".
  12. ^ "AIA Pasadena Foothill: Congratulations to the 2016 Design Award Winners".
  13. ^ "AIA Santa Barbara 2016 Design Awards".
  14. ^ "AIA Inland California 2016 Design Awards".
  15. ^ "AIA Pasadena Foothill Design Awards Gala 2015: Congratulations to the design award winners!".
  16. ^ "AIA Ventura: 2015 Residential Design Awards".
  17. ^ "AIA Inland California Chapter: 2014 Design Awards".
  18. ^ "AIA Inland California Chapter: 2012 Design Awards"".
  19. ^ Kaplan, Sam Hall. "AIA Design Contest Victors Few and Divergent". Los Angeles Times.
  20. ^ "Michael Burch Architects Becomes First Southern California Firm to Win Prestigious Palladio Award". Pasadena Now. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  21. ^ Miller, Peter H. (Mar 14, 2018). "2018 Palladio Award Winners". Traditional Building.
  22. ^ "The Palladio Awards".

External links[edit]

Michael Burch Architects