Architect. Advocate. Leader. Burt Pinnock, FAIA, NOMA is a great many things. Today, we’re thrilled to share he adds AIA Virginia Noland Medal recipient to his growing list of accomplishments.
For more than 30 years, Burt has been a profound voice for creative, compelling, and responsible design in the urban landscape – using his work, and his voice, to tell the complex story of our shared past. His body of work is diverse and rooted in the idea that the common thread of human experience must define our communal spaces. A co-founder of the nonprofit Storefront for Community Design and board member of numerous civic and community organizations, a through-line of Burt’s career has long been one of service.
Overwhelming passion, quick humor, and sheer talent defines him; the work is simply an extension of who he is. Clients—William & Mary, University of Richmond, Emory University, Better Housing Coalition, and the City of Richmond among them—cite his ability to listen, connect, and translate varying ideas and emotions into a united narrative as his greatest skill. Beloved for his boundless enthusiasm and devotion to all things design, Burt is an ambassador for not just our firm, but the profession as a whole.
As Baskervill’s Chairman, receiving the Noland Medal—AIA Virginia’s highest honor bestowed upon an architect—is especially significant. Named for Baskervill co-founder William C. Noland, the honor recognizes those architects whose accomplishments ‘transcend the scope of normal professional activities’. Burt’s meaningful and powerful contributions to the practice, and our communities, define the legacy begun by William Noland and continues at Baskervill today.