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October 20, 2017

Last night, Deborah Berke Partners received a National Design Award from the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Partners , , and Senior Principals and accepted the award on behalf of the firm. Author and comedian Michael Ian Black introduced us at the gala in the Museum’s garden, and Director Caroline Baumann presented the prize, which recognizes “excellence, innovation, and enhancement of the quality of life.” The other recipients include: Hartmut Esslinger, Susan Szenasy, Craig L. Wilkins, Design Trust for Public Space, MASS Design Group, Jennifer Morla, Slow and Steady Wins the Race, Stamen Design, Surface Design, and Joe Doucet. Congratulations to one and all!

Deborah Berke Partners participates in National Design Week at the Cooper Hewitt

October 17, 2017

National design week is underway at the Cooper Hewitt and across the country! This past weekend Partner , Principal , and Senior Associate held a workshop at the Kids Design Fest, in which participating children designed a 21st century classroom (pictured). Today, Senior Principal will meet with young design fans at the Teen Design Fair, and tonight Partner will be in conversation with industrial designer Hartmut Esslinger at the Winner’s Salon. All of these events culminate with Nation Design Awards Gala on Thursday. Congratulations to all the winners! We’re honored to be in such great company.

Partner Maitland Jones interrogates adaptive reuse in Architecture New York State

October 11, 2017

penned the cover story for the summer issue of Architecture New York State on three of our recent projects involving existing buildings. The , the , and the “exist on a span of what we think of from ‘reverent’ to ‘irreverent’ in relation to traditional historic preservation practices,” he writes. The cover features the Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo, New York. Read more here.