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FEBRUARY 10, 2017


Educated in the practice of architecture through 34 years of direct experience spanning a wide range of public and private work, Wendell Burnette’s curriculum includes a three-year period at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture. Burnette’s eleven-year association with the studio of William Bruder culminated in 6 years of design collaboration on the New Phoenix Central Library as co-designer, project architect, and field architect. He founded the studio of Wendell Burnette Architects in 1996. He is also a Professor of Practice at The Design School at Arizona State University, where he has been teaching since 2000. Burnette has traveled widely in Asia, Europe, Africa and the Americas to assimilate a world perspective of architecture. In the U.S. and specifically in the American deserts he has absorbed a unique, regional understanding of place. His work has been presented in over 150 publications worldwide and has received numerous local and national awards.