An experienced and dedicated leader in the design and construction industry, Patrick Burke has spent decades overseeing the planning, design, and construction of large-scale, technically complex biomedical research facilities and healthcare buildings. Mr. Burke’s celebrated career reflects a passion for using architecture to advance clinical care, research, education and strategic institutional initiatives.
As assistant vice president for Capital Project Management at Columbia University Medical Center, Mr. Burke has led his team in elevating the medical center through campus-wide renovations and new construction for the past 15 years. Mr. Burke is currently leading the medical center’s Campus Revitalization Plan, which includes the recently completed 14-story, 100,000 square foot medical and graduate education building, the design and construction of a 7-story, 70,000 square foot School of Nursing building, and the planning and design of a vibrant and verdant pedestrian plaza located at the center of the Medical Center campus. Prior to joining Columbia University, Mr. Burke practiced architecture for several firms and completed building and planning projects for pharmaceutical companies, colleges and universities, and for-profit companies.
Mr. Burke is a member of the American Institute of Architects and a registered Architect in New York and New Jersey. He holds a Master of Architecture from Princeton University and a Bachelor of Arts from Columbia University. Mr. Burke regularly participates as an expert panelist regarding healthcare and construction industry trends and research facility design. In addition to his speaking engagements, Mr. Burke has received numerous honors, including Individual of the Year from the Greater New York Construction User Council and Real Estate Honoree of the Year from the New York Special Olympics.
Mr. Burke currently serves as an ex-officio member of the Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors. He has previously served as a trustee at the Morristown-Beard School as well as president of the school’s Alumni Association, as a member of the Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni, and as a committee member of the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health.
In 2017, he was elevated to the American Institute of Architecture’s prestigious College of Fellows. Fellows are recognized for both their individual achievements as well as their contributions to architecture and to society.
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