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21c Museum Hotel Nashville to Open on May 16

April 20, 2017

The newest 21c Museum Hotel location, which is located in Nashville and celebrates the Music City’s history and culture, opens to guests and the public on May 16. The project brings new life to the former Gray & Dudley Hardware Company building in downtown Nashville, and reenergizes Bank Alley with a new destination restaurant with indoor and outdoor dining. The hotel includes 124 guest rooms and eight rooftop suites with terraces overlooking downtown as well as conference facilities and a ballroom. Elements like cast iron columns and exposed brick were retained to honor the building’s history, while new elements, like the blackened steel staircase connecting the lobby to the ballroom, reinterpret that heritage with a contemporary design language. , , and led the project. Like all the 21c Museum Hotels, the newest location adds to the revitalization of Downtown Nashville.

Deborah Berke Partners on Behance and in USA Today

April 14, 2017

Behance featured our images of the 21c Museum Hotel Louisville in the Interior Design category of their Architecture gallery. The , led by , is the first of our collaborations with the 21c Museum Hotels brand; it has been named #1 Best U.S. Hotel and #6 Best Hotel in the World by Conde Nast Traveler, and was also cited as the ‘Best Hotel’ in Interior Design Magazine’s ‘Best of Year Awards’ and awarded the Global Vision Award by Travel + Leisure.

We also recently found ourselves in the pages of USA Today, when writer Valerie Finholm turned to to shed some light on homeowners’ love for indoor-outdoor spaces. “It’s a reaction to so many of our ideas being completely enclosed,” Deborah explained. “We really do want to experience climate, weather, the scent in the air.” Deborah speaks frequently about the importance of architecture that interacts with the landscape. We have enjoyed working on many projects that incorporate fresh air and allow our clients to get outdoors, including , , and .

In the Press: Deborah Berke Partners in Christie’s International Real Estate

April 7, 2017

A recent article in Christie’s International Real Estate explored 21st century minimalism and emphasized our work’s flexible approach to pared-down living. “It’s about clarifying what is important for the life you want to live,” Partner told writer Clare Dowdy, “and having everything else be in the background.”

The piece alluded to Deborah’s book, , as a source of guidelines for life without clutter. It also pointed out our , a project led by Partner with Deborah and Principal , as a successful example of minimalism made practical and comfortable; compact buildings across the Hamptons site prioritize connection with the landscape, with warmly modern tones anchoring a design language of horizontal and vertical planes.