Gary co-founded Burns + Beyerl Architects in 1993. He continues to lead the firm with partners Ed Twohey and Jennifer Hense, with an unbridled passion for creativity, and a desire for excellence.
Gary received a Bachelor of Architecture in 1984 from Syracuse University. Experience included a teaching assistantship in Architectural History, employment at the University Planning Department, and a year as President of the Architectural Student Government. At graduation, he was awarded the Alpha Rho Chi medal for Leadership and Service. Gary completed his studies with a Summer program in London and travel around Europe. He was accompanied by a classmate, Dawn Heid, who is now his wife. In the fall of 1999, they welcomed daughter Grace to the family.
Gary has enjoyed designing and renovating several homes with his wife. Each has involved hands on construction experience and experimentation. In 2007, Gary completed a weekend home at Tryon Farm, a conservation development in Michigan City, Indiana. He has also designed a fresh water swimming pond for the Farm.
Gary’s passion for cycling has transformed to where biking is his primary mode of travel and fitness. His interest in horticulture has expanded to include a substantial vegetable garden at Tryon Farm. The 60 homes and 170 acres provide opportunity for community and communion with nature.