Don Burke Jr.
Vice President
Pacific West Design Build Services, LLC

In 1985, after college and 5 years as a professional MISL soccer player, Don Jr. joined his father in the family architectural business. At this time, computer assisted design (CAD) was just being introduced, and recognizing this was the way of the future, Don Jr. started developing his computer skills. Today he is an extremely proficient CAD operator with in-depth knowledge of architectural detailing and construction procedures. In 1995, Don was made a partner in his father’s firm.

In 2004, Don Sr. and Don Jr. moved to Reno, Nevada to join the Pac West family as their in-house architectural team. Here, with his father’s oversight, he is solely responsible for the production of Pac West’s garden-style apartment design and construction documents. He also assists PW Design-Build Services manager, John Burkett, in consultant coordination, document distribution, document archiving, and the process of securing approvals and permits.

With a 30 year relationship of working side by side with his father, Don Jr. co-authored the creation what has become to be known as the Burke Prototype Apartment Product Building Design B20 and B24. This copyrighted product is based on the newly adopted International Building Code (IBC) which allows a one exit system, producing smaller and more economical garden-style apartment buildings.

In 2014, Don was made VP of Pacific West Design Group and became a partner in Pacific West Companies. He has a relentless dedication to the profession and to the Pacific West Companies, and, upon his father’s retirement, he will assume the leadership role in the Pacific West Design Group.

donburkejr@pacificwestcompanies.com

Direct line: (775) 745-0926