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In the Press: Spring Roundup

May 25, 2016

This spring a number of publications included Deborah Berke in their pages. Here are a couple of highlights.

For the March issue of Metropolis, Deborah put together a materials palette, including metal mesh, loosely woven linen, and honeycomb glass. Her selections are “striking and sensual” and combine tactility with refinement. “They must be both, not just one or the other,” she said.

In the April issue of Elle Décor she shared “unconventional wisdom” about her design philosophy, acquiring things, and why houses are more like short story collections than novels. She also shares when she knew she would be an architect: “On summer nights I’d walk around and look at the houses, which were all different. When I was 14, after one of those walks, I told my parents I was going to be an architect.”

Thanks to both magazines for sharing her ideas and our work. See the full features here: Metropolis and Elle Decor.

Tiny House Wins 2016 SARA NY Design Award

May 16, 2016

Deborah Berke Partners is honored to announce that the New York Chapter of the Society of American Registered Architects will recognize our Tiny House project during their Design Awards Gala on June 28. Located on Long Island, the project consists of a 250-square-foot house, which serves as a writing studio, as well as an outdoor cooking pavilion and a dining pavilion. The three structures frame a lush vegetable garden that can be viewed from the sundeck of the Tiny House. Congratulations and thank you to all who were involved with the project. We look forward to celebrating with our fellow SARA NY 2016 Award winners in June.

Learn more about Tiny House .

In Progress: Richardson Olmsted Complex

April 4, 2016

Deborah and our design team toured our under-construction Richardson Olmsted Complex last week. The 140-year-old former psychiatric facility is well on its way to becoming a boutique hotel and the Buffalo Architectural Center. It is expected to open in 2017. Curved hallways connecting the buildings have been restored; interior walls have been restored and now painted. The 88 guestrooms are taking shape behind the light-filled corridors. Buffalo News tagged along for our recent site visit; read more about the walk-through here.