SAY IT LOUD - NOW Exhibitor
Virginia Based Designer
Who or what inspires you professionally?
Imagining. Being presented with design require- ments by a client, challenges by a community,
or a construction detail by a colleague, I imagine the near limitless possibilities. When that internal combustion engine kicks in it’s like nothing else.
Burt Pinnock’s passion for design has created award-winning work for countless communities, from historic sites and cultural institutions to forward-thinking companies and inspiring foundations. With a firm grasp on contextual design, Burt’s work is rooted in the belief that architecture can provide solutions and change to cultural challenges. For Burt, architecture and design isn’t a job; it’s his personal contribution to the well-being and vitality of our communities.
How did you first learn about architecture and when did you decide that built environment profession was an area of interest for you?
My parents worked on the historic Tuskegee University campus where the coolest thing to do as a kid was run around the soaring spaces and winding stairs of the modernist Chapel. I thought: I’ll do whatever this job is that makes giant toys like this!