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The Firm

Established in 1983, we are an architectural and interior design firm. Currently, our firm is very active in The City of Lambertville as well as numerous towns and communities throughout New Jersey and Pennsylvania.

Michael Burns Architects focuses on the planning, programming, and design for specialized learning environments, independent schools, institutes of higher learning, municipal governments, the commercial industry, and the residential community. We are adept at new construction, rehabilitation and historic preservation work.

 Architecture x Design x Urbanism 

Founder, Owner, & Principal Architect

Michael Burns, R.A. , NCARB

Michael has a deep understanding of the character, charm, and nature of New Jersey as a longtime resident. He can be found walking the streets of Lambertville with his golden retriever, Leon. Michael recently retired from his adjunct professor appointment after 25 years teaching at Drexel University. For Michael’s resume, click here.


Vishaka Nayak

Vishaka graduated from Carnegie Mellon University with a Bachelor of Architecture and received University and College Honors. She looks forward to designing solutions that elevate the human experience and enrich the spaces around us. For Vishaka's resume, click here.

Office Manager

Leon Burns

Leon is our furry studio companion who is always on the hunt for the perfect sun beam. He has been in the industry his whole life and takes his job very seriously. He makes sure all visitors are met with a friendly face and will never say no to a treat.


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