Michael Burch

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Michael Bauman Burch
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Michael Burch
Born (1953-03-04) March 4, 1953 (age 68)
Pasadena, California, USA
NationalityAmerican
Alma materYale University
University of California Berkeley
OccupationArchitect
Spouse(s)Diane Wilk
Websitemichaelburcharchitects.com

Michael Bauman Burch (March 4, 1953 Pasadena, California) is a Southern California-based architect. He is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects (FAIA).[1] 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.[2] 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.[3] Burch's work has appeared in 20 books on the style, including the cover of "the definitive statement on the subject".[4] He was invited to present the work of his firm at the Venice Biennale of Architecture in 2012,[5] 2014,[6] 2016,[7] 2018[8] and 2020, as well as at Moscow's Schusev Architecture Museum in 2020. He has been described as "the greatest living practitioner of the Spanish Colonial/Mediterranean Revival style".[9] In addition to numerous American Institute of Architects awards, his firm has received three Palladio Awards,[10][11] the sole national award for traditional architecture.[12]

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)

Selected projects[edit]

  • Alta Canyada, La Cañada Flintridge, CA[13][14]
  • French Ranch, Hidden Valley, CA[15][16][17][18]
  • Carolwood, Holmby Hills, CA[19][20]
  • Hot Springs Road, Montecito, CA,[21]
  • Las Fuentes, La Cañada Flintridge, CA[22][23]
  • Casa de Paz, Fresno, CA
  • El Oasis, Indian Wells, CA[24]
  • Enigma Villa, Cape Town, South Africa
  • Cutler Insurance, Redlands, CA[13]
  • Jonathan Martin Headquarters (demolished), Los Angeles, CA[25]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AIA Names the 2019 College of Fellows Class".
  2. ^ "Traffic Stoppers : Historic Homes on Path of Freeway Extension Are Jewels to Owners".
  3. ^ "Surfing the Spanish Colonial Revival".
  4. ^ 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.
  5. ^ "2012 Architecture: Traces of Centuries & Future Steps". European Cultural Centre Italy. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  6. ^ "Venice Biennale 2014: 100 Architects to Discuss Time-Space-Existence".
  7. ^ "Venice: Time-Space-Existence".
  8. ^ (2018). "Time Space Existence in the context of the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale". Retrieved April 19, 2019
  9. ^ (May 2017). "Making a fragment whole again - reimagining a George Washington Smith House" Period Homes vol 18 no 3: 32-36.
  10. ^ "Michael Burch Architects Becomes First Southern California Firm to Win Prestigious Palladio Award". Pasadena Now. Retrieved October 25, 2019.
  11. ^ Miller, Peter H. (March 14, 2018). "2018 Palladio Award Winners". Traditional Building.
  12. ^ "The Palladio Awards".
  13. ^ a b "AIA Pasadena Foothill Design Awards 2017: Congratulations to the Design Award Winners!".
  14. ^ "AIA Inland California Chapter: 2012 Design Awards"".
  15. ^ "AIA Santa Barbara 2016 Design Awards".
  16. ^ "AIA Pasadena Foothill Design Awards Gala 2015: Congratulations to the design award winners!".
  17. ^ "AIA Ventura: 2015 Residential Design Awards".
  18. ^ "AIA Inland California Chapter: 2014 Design Awards".
  19. ^ "AIA Pasadena Foothill Design Awards 2018: Congratulations 2018 Winners".
  20. ^ "AIA Inland California 2016 Design Awards".
  21. ^ "AIA Pasadena Foothill: Congratulations to the 2016 Design Award Winners".
  22. ^ "In La Cañada Flintridge, architects bring an artful restoration to a Spanish Colonial by the overlooked Everett Babcock". Los Angeles Times. July 10, 2008. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  23. ^ Barragan, Bianca (April 9, 2015). "Exquisite 1927 House Will Make Your Spanish-Colonial-Revival-Loving Heart Explode". Curbed LA. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  24. ^ "What is this Spanish Colonial beauty doing at Modernism Week?". Los Angeles Times. October 12, 2017. Retrieved May 22, 2020.
  25. ^ Kaplan, Sam Hall. "AIA Design Contest Victors Few and Divergent". Los Angeles Times.

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