Baskervill Leader Elevated to AIA College of Fellows

Baskervill Principal Burt Pinnock has been elevated to the American Institute of Architect’s prestigious College of Fellows. Reserved for AIA members who have made profound contributions to the profession of architecture—less than four percent of the AIA’s 94,000 members have been honored with this designation.

“All of us at Baskervill are extremely proud of Burt’s professionalism and dedication to architecture being recognized with this advancement,” says Baskervill President Bob Clark. “We are privileged to call him our colleague and friend.”

For nearly 30 years, Burt has been a significant voice for creative, compelling, and responsible design in Richmond’s urban landscape—with a body of work spanning projects that seek to give people a rich sense of place.

Heading up Baskervill’s community studio, Burt’s passion and fingerprints can be found within a variety of cultural, master planning, residential, and adaptive reuse work for clients such as the City of Richmond, Black History Museum and Cultural Center, and the Richmond Slave Trail Commission (to name a small few).

Burt also serves on a number of boards and commissions, including the Board of Zoning Appeals, Commission of Architectural Review, Urban Design Committee, Richmond Slave Trail Commission, Richmond Redevelopment and Housing Authority, Historic Richmond Foundation, Venture Richmond, and many more. He is also the creator and co-founder of Storefront for Community Design, a nonprofit that provides access to architecture and design services while also facilitating community engagement workshops for development efforts throughout the city. In 2017, he was appointed co-chair of the Richmond 300 Advisory Council, a subcommittee of the City Planning Commission, which is responsible for the successful stewardship of the city’s continued master planning efforts.

Burt and other new Fellows will be honored at a ceremony on June 7 at this year’s AIA Conference on Architecture in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Well-deserved, Burt!