Juan Luis Burke

Juan Luis Burke was originally trained as an architect with a specialization in the preservation of the built heritage in his native Mexico. During the first part of his career he collaborated in the preservation of important landmarks in the city of Puebla de los Ángeles, Mexico, such as the Palafoxiana Library, which houses one of the most important rare book collections in the Americas. He has practiced architecture in Mexico, the United States, and Sweden, in projects ranging from historical preservation of differing structures and genres, to museums, schools, and private residences. He carried out his master’s and doctoral studies in History and Theory of Architecture at McGill University, earning his Ph.D. in 2017. His scholarly interests revolve around the history and theory of architecture and urbanism of the early modern to the modern periods in Mexico and Latin America, as well as its connections to Europe—in particular to Spain and Italy. He has published a number of articles, papers, and edited chapters in Spanish and English, revolving around issues of the reception of architectural and urban theory in viceregal Mexico, and other architectural and urban subjects. He is currently an assistant professor of architecture and architectural history and theory at the University of Maryland–College Park, where he teaches architecture studio and history and theory courses at the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.