GBBN Architects Names Chad Burke as Principal and Shareholder

In recognition of his leadership and significant contributions to the success of the firm, GBBN Architects has named Chad Burke, AIA, LEED AP as Shareholder and Principal. Chad is a designer and project manager on GBBN Architects’ Community Development team. CEO Matthew Schottelkotte stated, “Chad’s unique sensitivity to design excellence and his commitment to meticulous quality make him invaluable to his clients and the firm. We are pleased to welcome him as a shareholder.” 

Chad has led numerous high-profile and transformative community projects for GBBN including 2770 Observatory luxury condominium project in Hyde Park, Cincinnati Shakespeare Company’s new theatre in Over the Rhine, Shelterhouse’s Esther Marie Hatton Center for Women, multiple historic multi-family renovations in the urban core of Cincinnati, and a new Master Plan for the Baker Hunt Arts Center in Covington. Within the firm, Chad is a dedicated mentor that is committed to the development of younger staff. 

Chad joined GBBN in 2011 after relocating from New York City where he worked for SHoP Architects and was the project architect on the East River Waterfront, a $160 million project spanning two miles along the Manhattan waterfront. He was also the project designer for the South Street Seaport in Lower Manhattan, an 860,000 SF $1 billion mixed use development on the waterfront. 

A native of Villa Hills in Northern Kentucky, Chad graduated magna cum laude from the University of Kentucky’s College of Design with a Bachelor in Architecture. He continued his education at the prestigious Harvard Graduate School of Design and achieved the Master in Architecture degree.

Chad is an active contributor in many industry and community organizations including Tender Mercies, Urban Land Institute (ULI) Cincinnati, and the Northern Kentuckian of the Year event. In 2014, he was honored as a Cincinnati Business Courier Forty Under 40. He is also a Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber C-Change alumnus and participated in the American Institute of Architects (AIA) Cincinnati’s Vision program. 

Chad and his family reside in the Pendleton neighborhood of Cincinnati.