James J. Burwinkel, M. Arch.

Professor of Theatre
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
St. Louis University

Burwinkel Production+Design has been a part of a broad range of projects from scenic and lighting design for theatre to production of sets and special effects for industrial videos and live business meetings. 

Offers full services from initial conceptualization to complete shop documents. Clients include: Anheuser-Busch, Inc., Suzanne Sessions, Inc., The Bi-State Development Agency, The St. Louis Art Museum, Celebrate St. Louis, Our Lady of the Snows Shrine, Southwestern Bell, Maritz Corporation, The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis, Opera Theatre of St. Louis, The St. Louis Black Repertory Company, Theatre Project Company, Theatre Factory St. Louis, Mt. Holyoke College Summer Theatre, Southern Illinois University at Edwardsville, Mankato State University and The St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts.

BPD has provided architectural planning services for theatre renovations for The City of Edwardsville, IL, The St. Louis Conservatory and School for the Arts, Mt. Holyoke College Summer Theatre and The St. Louis Black Repertory Company.

In association with Suzanne Sessions, Inc: 12 at The Ferrari Experience, Abu Dhabi, Ice Castle at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Voyage to Atlantis at Sea World San Diego, Lemans at Busch Gardens Williamsburg, Irish Village at Busch Gardens Williamsburg and Launchpad Luncheonette at Water Country USA

Professional Awards

The Woody Award for Outstanding Scenic Design, 2004:

    Joe Turner’s Come and Gone

The Woody Award for Outstanding Lighting Design, 2004:

    Pretty Fire

The Woody Award for Outstanding Scenic Design, 1999:

    Screened In Porch

The Woody Award for Outstanding Scenic Design, 1998:

    The Tap Dance Kid

The Woody Award for Outstanding Scenic Design, 1996:

    Urban Transitions

The Woody Award for Outstanding Lighting Design, 1996:

    Urban Transitions


Academic awards

The American Institute of Architects Medal for Excellence in the Study of Architecture, 1992

The American Institute of Architects/Ranft Scholarship, 1991-92

Pella Architectural Scholarship, 1990-91

The Missouri Architectural Fellowship, 1990-91,1989-90

Washington University Dean's Scholarship, 1989-90

The Otto Kvapil Award for Distinctive Contributions to the Xavier University Theatre Program, 1983

The Ohio Board of Regents Scholarship, 1979-1983


Xavier University President's Scholarship, 1979-1983

Education

Master of Architecture, Washington University, Saint Louis, Missouri 1992

Bachelor of Arts, Theatre, Xavier University, Cincinnati, Ohio, 1984