Full Name
Burt Pinnock
Job Title
Principal and Board Chair
Speaker Bio
Burt Pinnock, FAIA, NOMA is a principal and chairman of the board at Baskervill, a 126-year-old multidisciplinary design firm. For Burt, architecture is his personal contribution to the wellbeing and vitality of our communities. Over his 30+-year career Burt’s commitment and passion has created impactful work for neighborhoods, cultural institutions, and forward-thinking organizations, including William & Mary, University of Richmond, the Black History Museum and Cultural Center of Virginia, Better Housing Coalition, and many more. A founder of the nonprofit Storefront for Community Design, Burt currently serves on the City of Richmond Planning Commission and is a board member of the Legal Aid Justice Center and Venture Richmond, amongst numerous other engagements. He frequently speaks and writes on the impact of race, power, and societal norms on design, memorialization, and community, which includes lectures and panel discussions for NOMA, UCLA Costen Institute of Archaeology, The Society of Architectural Historians, Bonner Center for Civic Engagement at the University of Richmond, Urban Design Annual Conference, and the Congress for New Urbanism. Burt is a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects and the 2022 Virginia AIA William C. Noland Medalist. He is a graduate of Virginia Tech and calls Richmond, Virginia home.
Burt Pinnock