Danelle Guthrie and Tom J. Buresh are principals of Guthrie + Buresh Architects, licensed architects and educators. They are based in the Bay Area since 2010, where Buresh was Architecture Chair and Guthrie an Adjunct Associate Professor at University of California-Berkeley. For the nine years prior they practiced in Ann Arbor where Buresh was 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.

Guthrie + Buresh’s portfolio includes a diverse range of building and program types including; academic buildings and public works as well as commercial, residential and interior projects in Southern California, Michigan, the San Francisco Bay Area and Hawaii. This work focuses on the analysis and response given the unique parameters of each project. Their methodology includes a thorough understanding of a project’s context and critical aspects of the program together with rigorous spatial and material investigations. Their primary aim is to situate an architecture that is imaginative and disciplined while foregrounding the primary mission of architecture to enable and inspire.
In 1998 their 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 + Buresh have been published in numerous periodicals including; Lotus Document, A+U, Architecture Magazine, Architectural  Record, Architectural Design, Architectural Review, Architecti and several books; 30 Years of Emerging Voices, All American, 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 lectured or been visiting critics internationally including; Stanford University, Harvard University, UCLA, University of Texas, University of Tennessee, University of Minnesota, Rice University, University of Melbourne, Columbia University, University of Virginia, Washington University, Iowa State University, University of British Columbia, Yale, University College Dublin, Tohoku University-Sendai, Princeton, SCI-Arc’s European campus in Switzerland and the Emerging Voices Lecture Series at the Architectural League of New York.