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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  • 2017



  • AD 100 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
  • Award of Merit - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia Society of American Registered Architects New York Council
  • 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
  • Monumental Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters Indy Chamber's Annual Monumental Awards Gala


  • 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 - Hospitality: Urban Hotel


  • 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
  • 2015 Design Award Winner - 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


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


  • Global Awards for Excellence (winner) - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Urban Land Institute
  • Rehabilitation Award 2013 - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati Cincinnati Preservation Association


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


  • 122 Community Center received a Design Excellence Award from Mayor Bloomberg at the Public Design Commission’s 29th Annual Awards for Excellence in Design program. New York City Public Design Commission
  • Honor Award - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville AIA Kentucky Design Awards


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


  • Finalist - Interior Design National Design Awards


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


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


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


  • Interior Design Magazine’s Annual Design Award Hall of Fame Inducte


  • Interior Architecture Award - Baron Loft AIANYC Design Awards


  • Interior Architecture Award - Howell Loft AIANY Design Awards


  • Award for Planning and Design Record House, Architectural Record


  • Wood Design Merit Award American Wood Council


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


  • Builder’s Choice Merit Award Builder


  • Builder’s Choice Merit Award Builder




220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001

212 229 9211

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