SAN MARINO, Calif. – Larry J. Burik, assistant vice president for campus facilities at Pitzer College, has been named Vice President of Facilities at The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, Huntington President Laura S. Trombley announced today.
Burik, who has been at Pitzer since 2005, joins The Huntington staff on Sept. 1. “Larry is an exceptional team player who comes with enormous talent and experience as well as warmth and collegiality,” said Trombley. At Pitzer, Burik manages all aspects of campus maintenance and is responsible for sustainability, including LEED certifications for the various buildings on campus. He holds a bachelor’s degree in manufacturing engineering from Pennsylvania State University, a plant engineering certificate from UCLA, and a master’s degree in civil engineering from the University of Southern California.
At The Huntington, Burik will be responsible for the maintenance of the structures on the property, from the historic Huntington mansion to the new Education and Visitor Center, all comprising more than 1 million square feet of space, as well as the grounds infrastructure for the 207-acre property. The position oversees planning, building design, and renovation management, and is responsible for facilities and custodial staff.
At Pitzer, Burik has led a master plan to build sustainable residence halls with dozens of sustainable features, including 5,000 square feet of green roof area and a living wall that provide insulation and generate oxygen; rooftop solar panels; and a gray water collection and processing system for irrigation to the drought-tolerant landscaping. During his tenure there, he also has overseen the renovation of the president’s residence, in partnership with preservation architect Kelly Sutherlin McLeod (a member of The Huntington’s Board of Overseers), addressing safety and seismic issues while maintaining the building’s historic integrity. It was the first single-family residence in Claremont to earn the LEED certification from the United States Green Building Council.
“I am thrilled to be coming to The Huntington at this point in time, especially as the institution looks to become a leader in sustainability,” said Burik. “I look forward to being part of the team that innovates and experiments with ideas in a way that leads to further and substantial energy savings and a ‘greener’ footprint.”
Prior to Pitzer, Burik spent more than 20 years in the aerospace industry. He began his career as a facility engineer with Lockheed and McDonnell Douglas. His responsibilities expanded as he was promoted to senior management within McDonnell Douglas and the Boeing Company.
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About The Huntington
The Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens is a collections-based research and educational institution serving scholars and the general public. More information about The Huntington can be found online at huntington.org
The Huntington is located at 1151 Oxford Rd., San Marino, Calif., 12 miles from downtown Los Angeles. It is open to the public Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from noon to 4:30 p.m.; and Saturday, Sunday, and Monday holidays from 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Summer hours (Memorial Day through Labor Day) are 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Closed Tuesdays and major holidays. Information: 626-405-2100 or huntington.org