Firm Profile

We are a New York-based architecture practice that for over thirty years has made true-to-place projects around the country and the world. Each member of our design leadership possesses a deep and distinct area of expertise; together we create projects with unprecedented programs and unexpected architectural expression. Over time, we have built a wide range of experience in projects for colleges and universities, cultural institutions, private residences, boutique hotels, office and multifamily developments, and buildings for mission-driven clients.

The firm’s most significant work includes the Distribution Headquarters for Cummins Inc. in Indianapolis, Indiana; the Rockefeller Arts Center in Fredonia, New York; 21c Museum Hotels across the South and Midwest of the U.S.; the Yale School of Art; and numerous residences for private clients.

Deborah Berke Partners has won numerous awards for our work, including a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum. Our current projects include the New Residential Colleges at Princeton University, the Lewis International Law Center at Harvard Law School, and NXTHVN, an arts and community incubator in New Haven, Connecticut.

Awards & Press

Brown University News
February 18
Architectural Digest
February 13
Architectural Digest
Honor Award - Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIA New York Design Award
December 10, 2019
Architectural Digest
December 5, 2019
Citation for Design - Dickinson College Residence Hall
AIANYS Design Awards
Award of Honor - 122 Community Arts Center
SARA National
At Deborah Berke Partners, we believe architecture is a discipline that exists within an expanse of cultural and social fields. In our work, we often blur disciplinary boundaries, layer unusual programs, and borrow from related and disparate disciplines. It is our belief that architecture and design are not removed from life but are embedded in the activities and rituals of the everyday.

For more than twenty years, we have hosted exhibitions in our studio to support artists. The relationship is symbiotic. We provide a platform for the artists; their creativity enhances our studio environment. On many occasions, the Artist Program leads to future collaborations and referrals. All these voices enliven our practice and enrich our work.
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New York NY 10001

212 229 9211
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