Mary Burnham is an architect, who has practiced in her native city of New York for nearly thirty years. She is a founding partner of Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects where her work encompasses a rich diversity of cultural, educational, and residential projects. Clients include New York University, Princeton University, PS 41, Habitat for Humanity, Brooklyn Heights Montessori School, The Diller-Quale School of Music, The Latse Tibetan Library, and Union Square Ventures. Her firm is responsible for the recent restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in New York City and the current renovation and expansion of Park Avenue Synagogue. Burnham’s projects have been widely featured in design publications, and have won numerous design awards from the national, state, and New York City chapters of the American Institute of Architects.
Burnham 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 the founding Board Chair for the Lighthouse Works, a not-for-profit artist residency program. She has been a guest critic in various graduate architecture programs including Pratt Institute, Yale University, and Parsons School of Design.
Mary Burnham has been nominated to join the Board of the League as a Director in the Class of 2019. Learn more information on how to vote as a member.