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David Burton AIA

Associate Principal

David Burton


David Burton is an Associate Principal in KTGY’s Oakland office. As the head of the Low-Density Design Studio, he is responsible for overseeing the design of single-family and low-rise multi-family projects.


Prior to joining KTGY, Mr. Burton ran his design practice, Burton Architecture, focused on single-family residential, boutique retail and infill development projects. During his experience as a Senior Associate with Swatt Architects, Mr. Burton was responsible for the design of high-end single family residences, additions and restorations of religious buildings as well as a large sustainably designed infill development project.


Mr. Burton has traveled extensively studying architecture in England, the Netherlands, Germany, the Czech Republic and Italy.


Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
Iowa State University
Ames, IA

Master of Architecture
University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA


Licensed Architect: CA, VA

National Council of Architectural Registration
Boards, NCARB


American Institute of Architects, AIA


University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Community Service

Alameda Planning Board
Board Member, 2011 - Present
President, 2013 - 2014

Community Action for a Sustainable Alameda
President, 2008 - Present

Teaching Experience

University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA

Selected Lectures

Carnegie Arts Center, Turlock, CA
“Sustainable Housing in the Central Valley”