leadership

Walker McKinley - Mckinley Burkart - Calgary Architects & Interior Design

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Heading up Strategy and Business Development for McKinley Burkart, Walker McKinley is one of half of the firm’s founding partnership. Holding a Master of Design Studies (with Distinction) from Harvard University and a Master of Architecture degree (with Honours) from the University of Calgary. Previously he has served as an instructor in Architectural Design in the Faculty of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary, currently serves as an instructor in Interior Design at Mount Royal and has been in demand as a critic and lecturer at design schools across the country. Walker has been named to the 40 under 40 awards program three consecutive years and has been nominated twice to the national awards of the same name. While heading the business development and strategy aspects of McKinley Burkart, Walker’s experience has spanned the range of scales from interiors for Westin Hotels and Herman Miller to a 31 story residential complex in Calgary and the 25 million dollar Shore mixed-use complex in Tofino, B.C. Walker’s range of experience and expertise spans a variety of unique and challenging projects. 

affiliations

Councilor, Architectural Association of Alberta
Board of Directors, Honens International Piano Competition
Instructor, Mount Royal University
Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Member, Manitoba Architectural Association
Member, Architectural Institute of British Columbia
Board of Directors, Alberta Ballet (past director)
Advisory Council to the School of Interior Design (past director)
Member, Entrepreneur’s Organization
Member, Ontario Association of Architects

 

 

 
 
 
Mark Burkart - Mckinley Burkart - Calgary Architects & Interior Design

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Mark Burkart serves as partner in charge of design for the McKinley Burkart team. He formed the design firm with Walker McKinley in 1997, which has gone on to win accolades and international recognition for its projects. Holding a masters in architecture from the University of Calgary, Mark has four times been named to Calgary’s 40 under 40 and was nominated for the national honour of the same name. Rather than approaching projects with one signature style, Mark looks at each project as a unique opportunity.Mark has been recognized repeatedly for his dedication to creating design of great merit; he received the Royal Architecture Institute’s Gold Medal as well as the American Institute for Architecture Medal.

awards and honours

Prairie Design Award of Excellence
Cube Gallery Exhibition
Top 40 under 40 – 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005
International Lighting Association Award of Excellence
Royal Architectural Institute of Canada Medal

affiliations

Member,  Architectural Association of Alberta
Member, Royal Architectural Institute of Canada
Member, Manitoba Architectural Association
Member, Architectural Institute of British Columbia