About Us

Paul J. Burke – Residential Designer, Cabinetmaker, Builder

Paul Burke, principal of Classic Building & Design Co., is a residential architect, master craftsman and contractor. His roots are in southern Rhode Island where as a builder he acquired the “language of architecture”, having worked on some of the most historic homes in New England. Paul attended Rhode Island School of Design and The Art Institute of Boston. Throughout his career Paul has been on the forefront of innovative building techniques, utilizing progressive intentional design philosophies and sustainability principles. His current involvement in local green advocacy initiatives serves to deepen his long held commitment to sustainable living. Paul’s extensive experience allows him to function on multiple levels with his client’s and their individual requirements. Each project is carefully crafted from the practical, aesthetic and sustainable perspectives.

Hannah Burke – Project Coordinator, Designer, Marketing Director

Hannah Burke brings a background of both creative and business experience to her interwoven roles as project coordinator, marketing director and design consultant. Hannah attended UNH where she studied art history and design. Her business experience began as co-owner of a Portsmouth art gallery where she developed a successful corporate division. Upon selling the gallery, Hannah was invited to join a leading North Hampton interior design firm where she worked in both design and marketing. In 1993 Hannah and Paul joined together, merging their creative talents and experience to establish one of the first design/build companies in the area. Classic Building & Design Co. continues to evolve with a deep commitment to the unfolding requirements of the emerging new world, through the creation of space that is timeless.