Monday 17th Jul 2017
Put on by Space.City
Wendell Burnette is a self-taught architect with an internationally recognized body of work. Based in Phoenix for over twenty years, Burnette’s studio is concerned with space, light, context, and community. Originally from Nashville, Burnette discovered the southwest desert as an apprentice at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West. He is a Professor of Practice at Arizona State University and teaches and lectures widely in the United States and abroad. His design philosophy is grounded in listening and distilling the essence of a project to create highly specific architecture that is both uniquely appropriate and timelessly valuable to the client.
“Wendell’s work is not simply the expression of exuberance. It is also about possibility tempered with discipline, in his case, from understanding the constructability of an idea. If it can’t be built well, then it is not a good idea.” Tod Williams and Billie Tsien