William Lyle Burgin

Director of Development

William Lyle Burgin joined Brook Partners, Inc. in 2001 to direct the design and construction of the Magnolia Pictures theatre platform. Mr. Burgin focused his expertise, developed from 20 years of architectural experience, to deliver an exceptional environment to experience art and independent films. Mr. Burgin also focused on the redevelopment of Southwest Plaza at 1807 Ross Avenue and was instrumental in the design and cost-effective delivery of the Fashion Industry Gallery (FIG), the contemporary high-end fashion boutique that inspired hundreds of fashion lines to relocate to the Downtown Dallas Arts District. Mr. Burgin partnered with the iconic Texas chef Stephan Pyles to direct the design and execution of his signature restaurant in Downtown Dallas. Mr. Burgin has also directed the design and documentation of Museum Tower, a signature high-rise condominium located in the Arts District of Downtown Dallas. Designed by Scott Johnson of Johnson-Fain Architects, Museum Tower will deliver the finest in high-rise luxury living. Construction is complete at Museum Tower and the building is in full operation with residents living in the building.  Brook Partners produces the Dallas Art Fair, a best-of-breed national art fair hosted at FIG.

Mr. Burgin has extensive experience in the design and construction of a diverse variety of project types. Before joining Brook Partners, he was a principal at Corgan Associates Inc., one of Dallas’s oldest and largest architectural firms. At Corgan, he was responsible for many of the premier projects that have reshaped the character of Downtown Dallas. With focus on the redevelopment of historic office buildings to loft residential, he spearheaded the renovation of the historic Kirby and Wilson buildings. He also designed the renovation of numerous turn-of-the-century warehouse buildings into new loft office space. Mr. Burgin was also responsible for the design of the Science Place Museum IMAX Theater and the facilities at the Farmers Market for the City of Dallas. Mr. Burgin has received numerous awards over the years for his achievements in design.

Mr. Burgin is a resident of Dallas and is very active in the community. He is on the Board of Directors of Downtown Dallas, Inc. and has served on the Downtown Improvement District Board of Directors. He was appointed to the Landmark Commission by Mayor Tom Leppert. He has served on the Board of Directors of the Dallas Zoological Society and is currently on the Facilities Committee. He also served on the Downtown Partnership Board of Directors, which was founded to stimulate the redevelopment of Dallas’ Main Street. He was a City Council appointee to the Central Business District TIF Street Guidelines and Steering Committee and is serving on the Arts District Stakeholder Committee. In 2001, Mr. Burgin was one of the recipients of the Neiman Marcus Renaissance Awards for significant contributions to the revitalization of Downtown Dallas. Mr. Burgin is a graduate of The University of Texas with a Bachelor of Architecture degree.

Professional Affiliations:

Downtown Dallas, Inc. (formerly known as Central Dallas Association)
Board of Directors – 2000 – Present

University of Texas School of Architecture Advisory Council - 2012 - present

Downtown Dallas Housing Task Force - 2010 - present

Dallas Landmark Commission – 2008 – 2012

Tax Increment Finance Streetscape Steering Committee

West End Association – Board of Directors – 1996 – 2001, 2005

Downtown Partnership – Board of Directors

Dallas Zoological Society – Board of Directors – 1998 – 2010

Dallas Zoological Society – Facilities Committee – 1998 - present

Dallas Chapter AIA – Design Awards Committee – 1988 – 1995; Committee Chairman – 1994

Dallas Chapter AIA – Retrospect Committee – Co-Chairman 1993

Dallas Chapter AIA – Community Honor Awards Committee – 2011

American Institute of Architects

Texas Society of Architects

The Real Estate Council

Arts District Stakeholder's Committee – 2006 – present

Architectural Design Awards:

Corgan Associates Offices

Annie Keeley Elementary School

Adam Hats Lofts Renovation

City of Denton Municipal Complex

501 Elm

Dallas Farmers Market Shed

2220 Canton Lofts

Dallas Farmers Market Resource Center

Bethany Elementary School

Heritage Middle School

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