Wendell Burnette (10 March 1962) is a self-taught architect from Nashville, Tennessee. In 1996 he founded Wendell Burnette Architects, an internationally recognized architectural practice based in Phoenix, Arizona. The specific focus of the practice is concerned with space and light, context and place, and with the environment and landscapes in which we live. Wendell Burnette Architects’ design philosophy is grounded in listening and distilling the very essence of a project to create highly specific architecture that is at once functional and poetic. Their design approach is to listen to all aspects of a particular building program and develop a consensus of approach with client, design team members, and potential contractors.
Through the integration of this process, Wendell Burnette Architects delivers architecture that is both uniquely appropriate and timelessly valuable to the client and/or user. Projects include custom residences located locally and nationally, public commissions in the community such as the Palo Verde Library / Maryvale Community Center, the Children’s Museum of Phoenix, and the Scottsdale Teen Center, and Resorts/Spas worldwide including the much acclaimed Amangiri Resort*.