Michael J. Burns
Michael Burns, AIA, CID, NCARB
Bachelor of Architecture
Bachelor of Architecture Studies/History Minor, North Dakota State University
Michael Burns established Michael J. Burns Architects, Ltd. in 1983 and serves as Point-of-Contact for the Firm’s clientele. With 30+ years of architectural experience, Mike provides a sensitive and practical project approach. His vast knowledge and experience in Historic Preservation has made MJBA one of the premier firms in the upper Midwest for this sector of work. His preservation expertise encompasses historic renovation, adaptive reuse, roadside developments, exterior restorations, and Historic Tax Act applications. An active member of the Architecture and Preservation community, Mike is involved in the American Institute of Architects Historic Resources Committee, National Trust for Historic Preservation, City of Fargo Historic Preservation Commission, and the North Dakota Capitol Planning Commission. Along with being a periodic lecturer, critic and juror for NDSU’s Architecture department, he’s also co-authored, with NDSU Professor Steve Martens, the publication, Excessive Patriotic Zeal and Other Problems with National Guard Armories Built in Minnesota between the Great War and the Great Depression. Mike and his wife Pam have 4 children and are also proud grandparents to three little ones. He enjoys biking, scuba diving, and putting his musical talents to good use by singing in the Fargo Moorhead Chamber Chorale.