Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, an architecture and design firm of over 60 people. The firm is based in New York City and has completed projects in New York, throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s work ranges from masterplans for universities to ground-up boutique hotels to houses and compounds for individuals, and includes everything in between. Regardless of scale, Deborah Berke Partners creates buildings that are elegant, authentic, inventive, and modern. They have become especially adept at shaping their architectural language based on the character of a place, and more importantly, how people live and work there.
Deborah Berke is Professor (Adjunct) of Architectural Design at Yale University, a post she has held since 1987. Deborah was the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize, given by the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, and received Yale University’s Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award in 2012. Deborah is the co-editor, with Steven Harris, of The Architecture of the Everyday, published by Princeton Architectural Press in 1997. In the fall of 2008, Yale University Press published a book on her firm’s work. Simply titled, Deborah Berke was the first book on a contemporary American architect to be published by this esteemed academic press. A new book on their work will be published by Rizzoli in 2016.