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OUR STORY

Michael J. Burns Architects, Ltd. (MJBA) was founded in 1983 and is a North Dakota Professional Corporation. Principal Michael Burns, AIA, CID, has over 40 years of professional experience in both public and private sector work. Our firm is considered one of the top firms in historic preservation and adaptive reuse in our region.

MJBA’s projects vary in size, program, and client profile. They include county buildings, retail, mixed use, multi-family housing, assisted living, offices, churches, residential, healthcare, hotels, schools, transportation, and higher education facilities. The firm applies its expertise in historic preservation and adaptive reuse when working with many of our clients.

MJBA is one of the area’s leading firms with over 36 years of experience. With our outstanding team, we will provide the most highly qualified and relevant professional service that proactively responds to your specific needs with expediency, creativity, and care.

Services

Architectural Design

  • Space Planning

  • Programming

  • Feasibility Studies

Interior Design

  • Finish/Furniture Selection

  • Artwork Selection

Historic Preservation and Renovation

  • Historic Tax Act Design

  • Historic Structure Reports

  • Adaptive Reuse

Sustainable Solutions/LEED

3-D Modeling and Rendering Capabilities



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MJBA is a Registered
veteran owned Small Business.

DESIGN AWARDS

National Trust for Historic Preservation Honor Award (2006)

  • Renaissance Hall: Historic Renovation of Robb Lawrence Building, Fargo, ND

American Institute of Architects North Dakota Honor Award

  • Renaissance Hall: Historic Renovation of Robb Lawrence Building, Fargo, ND (2005) & The National Trust Honor Award

  • Historic Renovation/Addition, Gilmore Hotel, Deadwood, SD (1996)

American Institute of Architects North Dakota Merit Award

  • Old Main Renovation, NDSCS, Wahpeton, ND (2015)

  • Family HealthCare (Pence Automobile Building Renovation) (2014) & Fargo Heritage Society Design Award

  • St. Joseph’s Parish Community Renovation/Expansion, Moorhead, MN (2006)

  • Whitnack Building Renovation (MJBA Offices), Moorhead, MN (2000) & Fargo Heritage Society Design Award

  • Hailstone Creek South Rest Area, New Salem, ND (1998)

  • Historic Renovation: Great Northern Depot, Fargo, ND (1997)

  • Brew Pub Addition, Trader-n-Trapper Restaurant, Moorhead, MN (1996)

American Institute of Architects North Dakota Juror’s Choice Award

  • Olivet Lutheran Church Addition, Fargo, ND (2015)