Burton Architecture is committed to the belief that cities and structures they contain must be in balance with the earth and use resources in ways that are sustainable over time.
All designs begin with an analysis and understanding of the site leading to placement of structures responsive to localized topographic, light and wind conditions, reflecting a belief that buildings should be shaped by their site and that buildings should connect those within to that site and the larger world. Once these fundamentals are set materials and systems are selected emphasizing energy efficiency, resource conservation, minimal site disturbance, and healthy indoor air quality.
David Burton, the founder of Burton Architecture, has been doing work and research in the area of sustainable design for most of the last decade. His designs have won wide acclaim for innovation in sustainable design and he has presented lectures on the topic around the State of California.