John K. Burke, AIA is a principal and co-founder of Studio Twenty Seven Architecture. John holds a Bachelor of Architecture from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. He has lectured at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and Catholic University of America, where he also regularly serves on studio juries. John is the Managing Partner and Principal-in-Charge of Production. His design acumen, organizational skills, and attention to detail and design make him ideal to manage the firm’s operations while maintaining the integrity of a project’s design intent from conception to completion.
Sketches from his travels as well as his paintings and other artwork have appeared in galleries in and are published throughout the DC area. Prior to founding S27, his experience includes award-winning work on federal, municipal and institutional project types.
John is a co-author of (A)Mending L’Enfant Plan: Southwest DC, a volume providing a comprehensive history of urban development in the southwest quadrant of the city, from the introduction of L’Enfant’s plan in 1791 to current events. Excerpts of the book won a 2010 DC AIA Unbuilt Award. He is preparing the release of a pamphlet dialogue series on architectural theory exploring topics from memory to string theory.