Jim Burton, managing partner of the firm, graduated from Mississippi State University, where he studied under Chris Rischer and A.I.A gold medal winner Sam Mockbee. His unique experience has focused on experimentation with design build projects such as Studio Loggerheads and Boxhead both built as primary homes for the Burton family. These structures have also served as painting studios and exhibition space for his collections. He has received many design awards and has enjoyed lecturing and writing about the process that has produced a body of forward thinking sustainable projects. His research in new materials and technologies helped achieve the first LEED gold house in the southeast United States. Believing community and culture are integral parts of sustainable design, Jim serves on the board of directors for two local charities and a regional community branch of BB&T Bank.
1990 Mississippi State University, Bachelor of Architecture / Minor in Art
1979-1981 Longwood College, Art Major / Civil Engineering
1999 – Present Carter + Burton Architecture, P.L.C., Berryville, VA
1996-1999 PSC Architecture and Design, Berryville, VA
1990-1996 Andrew Stuart / William Turnure Architects, Middleburg, VA
1989 Gordon and Associates – Civil Engineers, Reston, VA
1987 KTA Planning and Design, Nashville, TN
2011 "Second Modern" Lecture at Southern Polytechnic State University
2009 Lecture at Virginia Tech's interior design school sustainability club "Sustainable materials and systems influence on design" - Yoga Studio
2008 Lecture at Viginia Polytechnic Institute and State University
2000 Lecture and Juror, Mississippi State University & "2000 Fellowship Award"
1996 Team Leader, AIA Student Design/Build Competition for Homeless Shelters, AIA National Headquarters, Washington, DC.
1995 House Design Lecture, Southern Tech, Atlanta, GA
1987 Thesis Juror and Critic at Omore Design College, Nashville, TN
- Licensed Architect - Commonwealth of Virginia
- Licensed Architect - District of Columbia
- Registered Architect - State of West Virginia
- Licensed Architect - New York State
- American Institute of Architects, Northern Virginia Chapter
- AIA Virginia
- Member of Committee to establish Patsy Cline Museum in Winchester, VA