- M.Arch., University of California, Los Angeles
- B.A. Architecture, Iowa State University
Tom J. Buresh is a Professor of Architecture at the College of Environmental Design, UC, Berkeley. In 1988, he and Danelle Guthrie established Guthrie + Buresh Architects. Their built and speculative work has been published and exhibited internationally.
Buresh was Chair of Architecture at Berkeley from 2010-18. From 2001-09 he was Professor and Chair of Architecture at the University of Michigan. For the 15 years prior, he was a member of the faculty at SCI-Arc in Los Angeles where he served as Director of the Graduate Program in 1997-98. During the same period, he held visiting appointments at UCLA; UC Berkeley; Rice University; University of Melbourne; University of Texas, Austin; and the University of Minnesota.
Buresh was a Dinkeloo Fellow at the American Academy in Rome. He was recognized as a Distinguished Alumnus at the College of Design at Iowa State University and the Department of Architecture at UCLA. At the University of Michigan Buresh received the Salzer Award for excellence in teaching, the Faculty Service Award and was named the Emil Lorch Collegiate Professor. In 2015 he was named an admired educator by Design Intelligence Magazine. Buresh held the Eva Li Chair in Design Ethics at UC Berkeley from 2011-2015.