Buttrick White & Burtis

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Buttrick White & Burtis was an architecture firm based in New York City, established in 1981 by the architects Harold Buttrick, Samuel G. White (a great-grandson of architect Stanford White)[1], and Theodore A. Burtis III, remaining active until 2002. Harold Buttrick left the firm in 1998 to form Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects. The architect Jean P. Phifer was a partner of the firm until 1996, after which she served as President of the Art Commission of the City of New York from 1998–2003. The architect Michael Dwyer was an associate of the firm from 1984–1995; in 2002, Buttrick White & Burtis merged with Platt Byard Dovell to become Platt Byard Dovell White.[2]

Principal Architectural Works[edit]


Written Works[edit]

Among the written works of architects who at one time or another were associates or partners at Buttrick White & Burtis are the following:

  • William W. Braham. Modern Color/Modern Architecture: Amédée Ozenfant and the Genealogy of Color in Modern Architecture (London: Ashgate, 2002).
  • Michael M. Dwyer, ed., with preface by Mark Rockefeller. Great Houses of the Hudson River (Boston, MA: Little, Brown and Company, 2001).
  • Michael M. Dwyer. Carolands (Redwood City, CA: San Mateo County Historical Association, 2006).
  • Jean Parker Phifer. Public Art New York (New York: W.W. Norton & Co., 2009).
  • Samuel G. White. The Houses of McKim, Mead & White (New York: Rizzoli, 1998).
  • Samuel G. White and Elizabeth White. McKim, Mead & White: The Masterworks (New York: Rizzoli, 2003).
  • Samuel G. White and Elizabeth White. Stanford White Architect (New York: Rizzoli, 2008).
  • Samuel G. White. Nice House (New York: The Monacelli Press, 2010).


  1. ^ "Towers and Turrets at Harlem Meer" New York Times January 18, 1990
  2. ^ "Postings," The New York Times, October 20, 2002.
  3. ^ NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission, Guide to New York City Landmarks, 2009, page 18.
  4. ^ Carter Wiseman, "Light-Up Time," New York Magazine, February 25, 1985.
  5. ^ Carter Wiseman, "Light-Up Time," New York Magazine, February 25, 1985.
  6. ^ Carter Wiseman, "Light-Up Time," New York Magazine, February 25, 1985.
  7. ^ Chris Morris, "Tower Flexes Muscle in LA," Billboard, December 6, 1986.
  8. ^ Elizabeth Stagg, "This Year's Look in New Store Design," Billboard, March 15, 1986.
  9. ^ Joseph Giovannini, "Young Voices Soar at the New St. Thomas Choir School," The New York Times, September 17, 1987.
  10. ^ Joyce Purnick, "For A Historic Plaza, Pears and Limes?" The New York Times, March 27, 1985.
  11. ^ Paul Goldberger, "A Restored Grand Army Plaza," The New York Times, June 28, 1990.
  12. ^ Shawn G. Kennedy, "Private Schools Turn To Reconstruction," The New York Times, October 13, 1991.
  13. ^ Philip Arcidi, "Learning by the Rules," Progressive Architecture, December 1, 1993.
  14. ^ Marjorie Kaufman, "Artist's Homestead Restored With Care," The New York Times, May 2, 1993.
  15. ^ Paul Goldberger, "Bonnie Dune Revisited," Architectural Digest, August 1995.
  16. ^ Kim Van Duzer, "Casa Italiana to Open Doors," Columbia Daily Spectator, January 31, 1996.
  17. ^ "A Student Center for Sarah Lawrence," The New York Times, March 22, 1998.
  18. ^ "Trinity School: Gyms Upstairs and Down," The New York Times, May 18, 1997.
  19. ^ Nadine Brozan, "On CUNY's Campuses, The Subject Is Change," The New York Times, September 7, 2000.