Born and raised in Tuskegee, Alabama, Burchell Fitzgerald Pinnock
(known as Burt to everyone but his mother) fell in love with architecture at
an early age. In the years since his passion for the built environment has
created award-winning work, meaningful community impact, and a thriving
career forged with vision, strong relationships, and a desire to lead.
Educated in architecture at Virginia Tech, Burt began his career at Hardy
Holzman Pfeiffer and Associates in New York before stints at Il Laboratorio
SNC in Rome, Berngeer Quaglia Architetti in Lugano, Switzerland, and the
famed Santiago Calatrava in Paris. Upon his return to the States, Burt
began his tenure at Baskervill in Richmond, where he currently
serves as Principal. In 1999, Burt and colleagues Anne Durkin and Mary
Lorino founded BAM Architects LLC with a focus on community-driven
design. BAM and Baskervill merged in July 2013.
With an approach to design that is both forward-thinking and historically
sensitive, his work is rooted in the belief that architecture can provide
not only solutions to cultural challenges but true social change in
our communities. His award-winning portfolio includes a variety of
master planning, commercial, residential, and adaptive reuse work for
clients such as the City of Richmond, Slave Trail Commission, Capital
One, Virginia Tech, and the Black History Museum, to name a small few.
Burt was honored with the Award for Distinguished Achievement by AIA Virginia in 2013.
Photo by Ansel Olson
Photo by Jay Paul