Burr Salvatore Architects is a full-service architecture and design firm. Our foremost ambition is to craft timelessly beautiful environments.
Our approach is not dogmatic, except in so much as each project is its own entity, responsive to its own particular conditions and reflective of its particular requirements: No project is the same. We take constant inspiration from history, but we strive to innovate and re-invent rather than to replicate. Indeed, our portfolio includes a wide range of styles and work types, but all are united by an unwavering commitment to what we consider the essentials of design: attentive listening, careful consideration, meticulous planning, and thorough execution.
Mary Burr, AIA
Mary Burr is a Principal of the firm and, along with Ryan Salvatore, personally directs each of the firm’s projects. Her light touch, studied approach, and innovative use of precedent research have become hallmarks of the firm’s work; educated as a Modernist and apprenticed in the order and rigor of traditional architecture, she skillfully mediates between styles; honoring the craft of traditional design with the exigencies of contemporary living.
Prior to founding the practice, Mary worked on houses at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York and, before that, at Boston firm Albert, Righter & Tittmann.
Mary earned a BA in Art History from Williams College and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture. She hails from a family of architects; indeed, every member of her nuclear family is one. She proudly continues that heritage as a licensed architect in the States of New York and Connecticut.
Ryan Salvatore, AIA
Ryan Salvatore is a Principal of the firm and, along with Mary Burr, personally directs each of the firm’s projects. His award-winning work has been published in a variety of publications and media, and he prides himself on sensitive and sensible design solutions that deftly navigate the overlap of traditional architecture and modern lifestyles.
Prior to founding the practice, Ryan worked on houses at Robert A.M. Stern Architects in New York and, before that, spent nearly a decade as a general contractor, building custom houses and boutique offices. He has taught at the Yale School of Architecture and has served on student juries at schools across the country.
Ryan holds an AB in Public and International Affairs from Princeton and an M.Arch from the Yale School of Architecture, where he was awarded the Jean Cain Sielaf Award. He is a licensed architect in the State of Connecticut.