Rob Burton established Burton Architecture out of a passion to raise the quality of the everyday built environment after 20 years of working for high profile international architectural practices. Rob’s mission is to simplify the practice of building design to make the process more engaging to deliver robust, affordable, idiosyncratic and unique spaces.
Rob has a wealth of experience in designing and delivering projects from large urban master plans to small renovations. This includes all building types from residential, offices, schools, art galleries, hospitals and public art. Many of these projects have won prominent awards including the FX International Design Award for Best Public Space 2003 (with artist Alberto Duman for Sutton Walk London). The Westminster Academy (with AHMM) was shortlisted for the Stirling Prize 2008.
Rob’s passion and knowledge for the built environment was formed early assisting his fathers joinery and shopfitting company. He has been a frequent visiting architectural critic and tutor at Sydney University, UTS and the Bartlett in London where he graduated in 1994. Rob has held senior positions in many internationally recognised architectural practices including Allford Hall Monaghan Morris in London and BVN in Sydney where he was a Practice Director.
Having such breadth of experience ensures a wealth of design and management skills that enables an ability for conceptual lateral thinking that ultimately creates valuable and buildable outcomes.
Rob naturally has a very inquisitive mind that will ensure the full potential of a brief or site. He harnesses a very sharp eye for detail and composition with an unprecedented ability to draw the best solutions from any challenge.