David Burke Joins HDR as NYC’s Civic Principal

David Burke, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP
David Burke

David Burke, AIA, NCARB, LEED AP, has joined HDR as a civic principal in the New York architecture studio. In this position, Burke will grow and develop the civic architecture practice in New York and the surrounding area, focusing on developing new business relationships and opportunities with organizations and related institutions to win work and oversee that work in a senior leadership role.

As the new civic principal, Burke will establish a balanced, multidisciplinary team to implement critical initiatives, investments, and growth and practice development strategies.

“I am passionate about pursuing and delivering high-quality architectural projects that address neighborhood challenges and growth within our local communities,” Burke said. “I believe design has the power to improve our public realm and help bring people closer together.”

Before joining HDR, Burke worked locally and internationally with several leading design firms and owned and operated a design firm of his own. He has designed, managed, and delivered large-scale, complex, and design-driven architectural projects in the higher education, civic and residential sectors.

“David’s commitment to project excellence, quality, and design is perfect for our local clients and office culture,” said HDR's New York Managing Principal Dan Lutz. “We look forward to David’s leadership and rigor as he expands our civic practice in New York.”

“Having known and worked with David over the years, I’m excited that he is joining HDR to lead our New York civic practice,” said HDR's Civic Global Director James McConnell. “David brings precisely the type of expertise we need to help identify, win, and deliver exciting Civic projects that are both rewarding for our team of professionals and elevate the design profile of our practice.”

Burke received his Bachelor of Architecture from Pratt Institute, where he currently teaches at the Center for Experimental Structures. Over the last decade, Burke has lectured at American Institute of Architects and American Society of Landscape Architects national conventions and Greenbuild. He has also served as a member of both the planning board and comprehensive planning committee in Beacon, New York.