Patrick Burke III, FAIA

Vice President, Facilities Management, Operations & Planning

A leader in the design and construction industry, Patrick Burke III, FAIA, has spent decades overseeing the development of capital projects for large-scale, technically complex biomedical research facilities and health care buildings.

At Columbia University Irving Medical Center, Patrick leads Capital Project Management, successfully delivering over 2,000 projects with gross project budgets totaling more than $900 million. He was also central to the development of CUIMC’s strategic capital plan, working with senior administrators to align programmatic needs with available real estate, devise creative solutions, and prioritize projects. He previously practiced architecture for several firms and completed building and planning projects for pharmaceutical companies, universities, and for-profit companies.

Patrick's career reflects a passion for using architecture to advance clinical care, research, education, and strategic institutional initiatives. He is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects and a registered architect in New York. He holds a master of architecture from Princeton University and a bachelor of arts from Columbia University.

Contact Information



Diana McWilliams (she/her/hers)
Senior Administrative Manager
Facilities Management and Campus Services
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Desk: 212-305-2033,


Highlighted Projects

Honors and Achievements

  • Fellow, American Institute of Architecture’s College of Fellows, 2017
  • Individual of the Year, Greater New York Construction User Council, Chairman’s Reception, 2016
  • Honoree, Special Olympics New York’s 13th Annual New York Real Estate and Construction Gala, 2012


  • Member, Columbia University School of General Studies Board of Visitors
  • Ex-Officio Member, Columbia University Medical Center Board of Advisors
  • Former Trustee, Morristown-Beard School
  • Former President, Morristown-Beard School Alumni Association
  • Former Member, Governing Board of the Association of Princeton Graduate Alumni
  • Former Committee Member, National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health