Doug Burns


Doug has practiced architecture for four decades providing programming, planning, design, and project management on a multitude of project types to include K12, Collegiate, Institutional, Healthcare, Multifamily and Mixed-use, Cultural, Commercial, Historic Preservation and Adaptive Reuse, Insignificant Urban Design and Urban/Town Planning Projects.

Doug has served on the Charlotte Board of zoning adjustment, Charlotte Mecklenburg Planning Commission and was a designated representative to the Charlotte Historic District Commission, and currently serves on the Tega Cay Planning Commission. He currently serves on the Corvian Community School School Board and is Chairman of Construction Professional Network (CPNI) for the state of North Carolina.


  • Kent State University, Bachelor of Architecture
  • Washington University, Masters in Architecture & Urban Design
  • Washington University, George Warrenton Brown School of Social Work, Masters in Social Work

Professional Experience:

  • NarmourWright Architecture, Charlotte, NC
  • KSQ Design (formerly Peterson Associates).
  • Perkins Eastman
  • Heery International
  • PCA International
  • Odell Associates
  • City of Akron, Ohio


  • North Carolina
  • South Carolina
  • Ohio
  • New York
  • Virginia