Jeffry Burchard

Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture

Jeffry Burchard is an Architect.

Jeffry is Managing Partner & Design Principal at Machado Silvetti and has taught continuously at the GSD for twelve years. After serving as a Design Critic in Architecture from 2012-2017, Burchard was appointed as Assistant Professor in Practice of Architecture in 2017 and Associate Professor in Practice of Architecture in 2023. Following a B.A. and MArch from the University of Idaho College of Art and Architecture Jeffry enrolled in the GSD’s MArch II program, which he graduated from with distinction in 2008.


Upon graduation from the GSD, Burchard began work in the office of Machado Silvetti as the Senior Project Designer for the New York University Global Center for Academic and Spiritual Life. This project received an Honor Award in Design Excellence from the Boston Society of Architects in 2014. In 2016 Jeffry was named a Partner and Principal of Machado Silvetti, assuming leadership roles for both individual projects and the management of the office. Jeffry was the Project Architect and Urban Designer for both the 21million SF Tun Razak Financial District in Kuala Lumpur and the new model campus for the Vietnamese-German University in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam which in 2016 won the BSA Honor Award in Design Excellence for Campus Planning. Additional projects include the Denver Art Museum, the Benton Museum of Art at Pomona College, Downtown Cary Park, Waltham Medical Office Building, Provincetown Hotel, and the renovations to Link Hall at Syracuse University, and Jeffry is the Principal-in-Charge of Machado Silvetti’s ongoing work on US Embassies throughout the world.

At the GSD, Jeffry has offered instruction in Core Design Studios, thesis and professional practice and is the school’s representative to the Boston Society for Architecture (BSA). At the BSA Jeffry co-created and hosted the Now-Practice-Now workshop series and he created and hosted the Opening Soon online lecture series.

Jeffry received the 2020 AIA Young Architects Award for his demonstrated commitment to excellence in design, professional practice, and education. He regularly reviews student work around the world, and he has served on several professional juries including the AIA San Francisco and AIA Montana Design Awards and the Liberty Museum ideas competition. Burchard’s work and writings have been featured in publications such as commonedge, CLOG, IntAR, Competition, Architect, Architecture Record, Domez, Clarin, and the Architect’s Newspaper.