Danelle Guthrie and Tom J. Buresh are principals of Guthrie + Buresh Architects, licensed architects and educators. Starting September 1, 2010 they will open an office in San Francisco. Buresh has recently been appointed Chair of the Architecture Department at the University of California Berkeley and Guthrie a Visiting Associate Professor. For the nine years prior they practiced in Ann Arbor where Buresh was Professor and Chair of the Architecture Program at the University of Michigan and Guthrie taught in the Graduate Program. From 1988 to 2000, they practiced in Los Angeles and taught at SCI-Arc.

The work of Guthrie + Buresh encompasses a diverse range of building and program types including; academic buildings, public works, commercial, residential and interior projects in California and Michigan. Their work is directed by a desire to identify and exploit the unique characteristics that reside within and define each project. They labor within a balanced methodology that engages critical aspects of the site and a deep understanding of the program together with rigorous formal development. Their primary aim is to situate an architecture that is both probative and challenging while foregrounding the primary mission of architecture to enable and inspire.

In 1998 Miller/Guthrie+Buresh WaterWorks AWTP project received a Progressive Architecture Awards Citation from Architecture Magazine. That same year they participated in an invited competition for a Fine Arts Building for Otis College of Art and Design in Los Angeles. In 1999 their work was included in the exhibitions “Glasgow Art and Architecture-1999”, and “The Un-private House” at MOMA in New York. Additionally their project: CoMA was featured in “The Millennium- Futures to Come” commissioned for the December 1999 issue of Architectural Record and exhibited at the Max Protetch Gallery in New York.

Articles and projects by Guthrie and Buresh have been published in numerous periodicals including; Lotus Document, A+U, Architecture Magazine, Architectural Record, Architectural Design, Architectural Review, Architecti and several books; New American House 2, From the Center: SCI-Arc Faculty Work, Re: American Dream, Experimental Architecture in Los Angeles and Violated Perfection as well as the New York and Los Angeles Times, The firm’s work has been exhibited in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, New Haven, Barcelona, London, Glasgow, Copenhagen, Berlin, Vienna and Tokyo.

The principals have been lecturers and/or visiting critics at UCLA, Harvard University, Stanford University, Yale University, Princeton University, University of Texas, University of Minnesota, UC Berkeley, Rice University, University of Melbourne, University of Idaho, Arizona State University, Columbia University, University of Virginia, Washington University, Iowa State University, University of British Columbia, SCI-Arc’s European campus in Vico Morcote Switzerland, University College Dublin and in the Emerging Voices Lecture Series at the Architectural League of New York.