Firm Profile

At Deborah Berke Partners, we distill complex considerations–environmental, social, and aesthetic–into meaningful architecture. Our work is transformative: from the reimagination of old buildings, to the creation of exquisite new ones.

Our buildings create powerful first impressions and continue to delight. The architecture we make captures the values and aspirations of our clients; strives to enrich the world around it through enduring design; and is mindful of the distinctive qualities of each place.

We connect people and places to create meaningful and lasting experiences: we consider how changing daylight shapes a room; how people move into a site and through a building; how materials feel and look through repeated use. Our approach is human-centered at all scales, from the broad vision of masterplans to the focused details of interiors (and everything in between).

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Office Exhibitions

We’ve been holding semi-annual exhibitions in our office since 1997. It’s a great way to support the artists we love and enrich our office environment.

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  • 2018

Awards

2018

  • AD 100 Architectural Digest
  • The American Architecture Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
  • The American Architecture Award - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
  • Excellence in Historic Preservation Award - Richardson Olmsted Campus Preservation League of NYS
  • Design Award of Honor – NXTHVN Society of American Registered Architects New York Council
  • Design Award of Excellence – Richardson Olmsted Campus Society of American Registered Architects New York Council
  • East End Design Award – Crestview Lane House No. 2 End Magazine
  • East End Design Award – Book Hampton End Magazine

2017

  • AD100 Architectural Digest
  • Architecture Merit Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters American Institute of Architects - New York Chapter
  • Citation of Merit - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office
  • National Design Award Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
  • Design Award of Merit - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia Society of American Registered Architects New York Council
  • Design Award of Excellence - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters Society of American Registered Architects New York Council
  • Award of Merit - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters AIA New York State
  • Honorable Mention - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters The Architects Newspaper
  • Interior Architecture Honor Award - 21c Museum Hotel Nashville AIA Pittsburgh
  • Monumental Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters Indy Chamber's Annual Monumental Awards Gala
  • Merit Award - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City AIA Oklahoma
  • Design Award - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus AIA Buffalo/WNY
  • Sackler First Award - Awarded to Deborah Berke Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
  • New York State Historic Preservation Award - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
  • Design Award of Excellence - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters SARA National
  • Honor Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters AIA Indiana
  • Best of Year - West Chelsea Apartment Interior Design Magazine
  • Best of Year - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus Interior Design Magazine
  • AIA Buffalo/WNY Architecture Award - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia AIA Buffalo/WNY

2016

  • AD100 Architectural Digest
  • Design Award - Tiny House Society of American Registered Architects
  • Best Tall Building Americas, Finalist - 432 Park Avenue Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
  • Award of Excellence - Tiny House AIA New York State
  • Best of Design for Adaptive Reuse, Honorable Mention - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City The Architect's Newspaper
  • Honorable Mention - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City American Architecture Prize - Hospitality Architecture / Interior Design
  • Best Lobby Luxury, Finalist - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design
  • Best of the Year Award, Finalist Interior Design Magazine

2015

  • Winner - Overall Residential, Interiors 2015 Bermuda Building Design Awards
  • Built by Women NYC Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation; New York Building Foundation; New York Council for the Humanities
  • Design Award - 21c Museum Hotel Durham Society of American Registered Architects PA Council
  • AIA High Honor Award - Pilgrim Road House AIA Westchester Hudson Valley
  • AIA NC Tower Award - 21c Museum Hotel Durham AIA North Carolina
  • Honor Award in Interior Architecture - 21c Museum Hotel Durham AIA Pittsburgh
  • Best of Year Award, Hotel Renewal - 21c Museum Hotel Durham Interior Design Magazine

2014

  • Honorable Mention - 48 Bond Street Historic Districts Council Design Awards
  • Special Mention - 21c Cincinnati Architizer A+ Awards
  • Good Design is Good Business - 21c Museum Hotels & DBP Collaboration Architectural Record

2013

  • Global Award for Excellence - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Urban Land Institute
  • Rehabilitation Award - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Cincinnati Preservation Association

2012

  • Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize - Awarded to Deborah Berke University of California, Berkeley
  • Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award - Awarded to Deborah Berke Yale University School of Architecture
  • Citation for Design - 48 Bond Street AIANYS Design Awards
  • Award of Excellence - 48 Bond Street Society of Registered Architects NY Council (SARA/NY)

2011

  • Design Excellence Award - 122 Community Arts Center New York City Public Design Commission
  • Honor Award - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville AIA Kentucky Design Awards

2010

  • USA's Best Hotel - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards

2009

  • Citation for Design, Commercial/Industrial, Small Projects - Irwin Union Bank AIANYS Design Awards
  • USA's Best Hotel - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards
  • Award of Merit, Commercial/Industrial, Large Projects - Marianne Boesky Gallery AIANYS Design Awards
  • Merit Award for Architecture - Irwin Union Bank AIANYC Design Awards

2008

  • Finalist - Interior Design National Design Awards

2007

  • Citation for Interiors - James Hotel Chicago AIANYS Design Awards
  • Illuminating Engineering Society of North America - New York Section Lumen Award of Merit
  • Hotel Luxury - Hospitality Design The Hospitality Design Award for Creative Achievement
  • Excellence for Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville AIANYS Design Awards

2006

  • Best of Year Award, Hospitality Design - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville Interior Design Magazine
  • Hospitality Design Award - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville Hospitality Design

2004

  • Interior Architecture Award - Box Studios AIANY Design Awards
  • James Hotel Scottsdale, AZ Environmental Excellence Crescordia Award
  • 3rd Place New Housing New York Invited Competition

2002

  • Annual Design Award - Hall of Fame Inductee Interior Design Magazine

2001

  • Interior Architecture Award - Baron Loft AIANYC Design Awards

1999

  • Interior Architecture Award - Howell Loft AIANY Design Awards

1993

  • Record House for Planning and Design Architectural Record

1990

  • Design Merit Award American Wood Council

1989

  • Honor Award Gulf States Chapter AIA Design Awards Program
  • Honor Award Gulf States Chapter AIA Design Awards Program

1988

  • Merit Award Builder - Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

1986

  • Merit Award Builder - Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards

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Contact

Contact

220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001

212 229 9211

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