Alan L. Burks, AIA, LEED AP BD+C
President / Director of Architecture
With over 35 years of industry experience, Alan is considered an expert in his field. Educated at the University of Illinois, Chicago School of Architecture, Alan started his career in the Windy City working as a partner at Environ. When Alan moved to California in 1988, he worked for various firms in Los Angeles, but eventually planted roots in Long Beach. His goal was to work and live in a city that was vibrant and innovative. In 1991 he earned his architectural license from the State of California and in 1992 he opened up shop as owner and Architect of Environ West. LEED Certified in 2009, specializing in building development and construction (BD+C), Alan and his team pride themselves on being at the forefront of the green movement.
Alan has been extremely active in the community, serving on boards of neighborhood associations, the redevelopment agency, local charter schools, and now acts as Commissioner of the Long Beach Cultural Heritage Commission, the Downtown Long Beach Associates Economic Development Committee, and is an Officer for the AIA South Bay Chapter. While Alan and his team work on various types of residential and commercial architecture, he has particular expertise in urban design, adaptive reuse of historically significant buildings with emphasis on creating sustainable and innovative environments.