Guthrie + Buresh Architects

Guthrie + Buresh Architects

Guthrie + Buresh Architects' primary aim is to situate an architecture that is both probative and challenging while foregrounding the primary mission of architecture to enable and inspire.

Guthrie + Buresh Architects have designed a diverse range of building and program types, including academic facilities; public works; mixed-use projects; multiple and single-family residences; office interiors and exhibitions; as well as commercial, residential and interior projects in Southern California and Michigan. Their work seeks to exploit the distinctions that reside within and define each project. Together with rigorous formal development, they labor within a balanced methodology that engages critical aspects of the site and a deep understanding of the program. Guthrie + Buresh Architects' primary aim is to situate an architecture that is both probative and challenging while foregrounding the primary mission of architecture to enable and inspire.

Team
Principal Danelle Guthrie is a licensed architect in California and Michigan as well as an educator. She is currently in charge of development, design and construction of a mixed-use project in downtown Ann Arbor, Michigan. For the 13 years prior to her current teaching position at the University of Michigan, she held academic appointments at the Southern California Institute of Architecture (SCI-Arc); the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA); Washington University in St. Louis; the University of Texas at Austin, the University of Minnesota and University of California, Berkeley (UC Berkeley). In 2001 Danelle was named a Distinguished Alumna of the Architecture Department at UCLA. Since relocating to Michigan from California in 2001, Danelle has worked with nonprofit developers and students to develop affordable housing solutions in Detroit and Ypsilanti, produced a competition entry for an art school master plan and completed a residential remodel/addition and a single-family residence. She received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from UC Berkeley in 1981 and an Master of Architecture from UCLA in 1985.

Principal Tom J. Buresh is a licensed architect in California and Michigan as well as a professor and chair of the Architecture Program at the Taubman College of Architecture and Urban Planning (TCAUP) at the University of Michigan. From 1988 to 2001, he was a member of the faculty at SCI-Arc, during which he held visiting appointments at UCLA, UC Berkeley, Rice University, the University of Melbourne; the University of Texas at Austin and the University of Minnesota. 
Tom was named the Dinkeloo Fellow at the American Academy in Rome in 1986, the 2000 Distinguished Alumnus by the College of Design at Iowa State University (ISU), and the Distinguished Alumnus by the Department of Architecture at UCLA in 2001. Tom received TCAUP’s 2003 Donna M. Salzer Award for Teaching Excellence, the 2004 Faculty Service Award and was recently named the Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor of Architecture and Urban Planning. He received a Bachelor of Arts in architecture from ISU and a Master of Architecture from UCLA.

 

Recognition
In 1988, Danelle Guthrie and Tom Buresh established Guthrie + Buresh Architects. Their work has been published in over 45 books, periodicals and newspapers and exhibited internationally, including in the cities of New York, Los Angeles, Barcelona, London, Copenhagen, Vienna and Tokyo. In 1998 Millar/Guthrie + Buresh's project WaterWorks AWTP received a Progressive Architecture Awards Citation from Architecture magazine. Guthrie + Buresh's project WorkHouse was featured in “The Un-Private House” exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. In 1999 their work was included in the exhibition “Glasgow Art and Architecture – 1999.” Additionally, their project CoMA was featured in “The Millennium Futures to Come,” commissioned for the December 1999 issue of Architectural Record and exhibited at the Max Protetch Gallery in New York.

 

Articles and projects by Guthrie + Buresh Architects have been published in numerous periodicals including Lotus Document, a+u, Architecture, Architectural Record, Architectural Design, the Architectural Review, Architecti and several books: New American House 2, From the Center: SCI-Arc Faculty Work, Re: American Dream, Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles and Violated Perfection, as well as The New York Times and the Los Angeles Times.

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