David Burya has been designing architectural lighting environments since 1998.
He obtained his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science in Architecture from Washington State University and a Master of Science in Lighting from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
He has worked with many prominent architectural firms with diverse architectural styles, including Diller Scofidio + Renfro, SANNA Ltd. Architects, SHoP, SOM, FXFowle, Richard Meier, Preston Scott Cohen, and Nicholas Grimshaw, among others. Additionally, he has received several industry design awards for his the renovation of Lincoln Center Public Plazas and the New Museum, where his daylight studies were critical to the design. Many past projects include master planning for cultural institutions and education campuses, such as Brown University.
His past employment with notable design firms include Fisher Marantz Stone and Tillotson Design Associates.
The IES of North America has recognized his work by awarding him the prestigious Lumen Award for retail and restaurant projects.
He is an active member of the IESNA and CEU provider to the AIA.