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Mary Burnham

FAIA | Partner

Mary Burnham, a native New Yorker, has practiced architecture for over 25 years. Her design sensibility and mastery of color and light are influenced, in part, by her experience as an accomplished painter. Ms. Burnham’s conviction is that design is an integrated endeavor where the lines of architecture, interior design, and landscape design blur and overlap.

Along with receiving numerous design awards, many of Mary’s projects have been widely featured in design publications. Her work includes design of educational, cultural, residential, and commercial projects. In addition to her architectural work, she oversees the interior design division of the firm.

Mary holds a Master of Architecture from Yale University and graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Pennsylvania where she studied the History of Architecture and Fine Arts. She has served on the Honors Committee of the New York Chapter of the American Institute of Architects and is a member of the League Council of the Architectural League.

She is the founding Board Chair for the Lighthouse Works, a not-for-profit arts organization. She has been a guest critic in various graduate architecture programs including Pratt Institute, Yale University and Parsons The New School for Design.

Mary was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects in 2018.