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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

Forbes
July 11
Interior Design
June 28
Design Award of Honor – Dickinson College Residence Hall
SARA New York Council
Arch Daily
May 27
Arch Daily
May 22
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.
Currently on: All Exhibitions

Contact

220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001

212 229 9211
dba@dberke.com
For new business inquiries: dba@dberke.com

For press inquiries: press@dberke.com

For materials and product inquiries: materials@dberke.com

For open positions at our office please apply through our Job Board.

Awards & Press

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2019
July 11
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June 28
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June 27
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June 27
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June 19
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Design Award of Honor – Dickinson College Residence Hall
SARA New York Council - Award
May 27
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May 22
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May 11
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Excelsior Award – Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIA New York State - Award
Excelsior Award – Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
AIA New York State - Award
Medal of Honor – Awarded to Deborah Berke
AIA New York - Award
March 5
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March 1
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February 8
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February 5
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Architecture A-List
ELLE Decor - Award
January 29
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January 23
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Merit Award – Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
AIA New York - Award
2018
Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention – Richardson Olmsted Campus
The Architect's Newspaper - Award
Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention – NXTHVN
The Architect's Newspaper - Award
Best of Year Honoree - 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City
Interior Design Magazine - Award
November 28, 2018
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November 1, 2018
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Design Award of Merit – Richardson Olmsted Campus
SARA National - Award
Design Award of Honor – North Penn House
SARA National - Award
Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award – Richardson Olmsted Campus
National Trust for Historic Preservation - Award
Honor Award – North Penn House
AIA Indiana - Award
September 22, 2018
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September 15, 2018
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June 25, 2018
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May 18, 2018
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May 4, 2018
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May 3, 2018
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April 20, 2018
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East End Design Award – Book Hampton
End Magazine - Award
East End Design Award – Crestview Lane House No. 2
End Magazine - Award
March 15, 2018
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Excellence in Historic Preservation Award – Richardson Olmsted Campus
Preservation League of NYS - Award
Design Award of Excellence – Richardson Olmsted Campus
SARA New York Council - Award
Design Award of Honor – NXTHVN
SARA New York Council - Award
February 22, 2018
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February 8, 2018
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February 1, 2018
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The American Architecture Award – Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design - Award
The American Architecture Award – Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design - Award
January 26, 2018
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AD 100
Architectural Digest - Award
2017
AIA Buffalo/WNY Architecture Award - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
AIA Buffalo/WNY - Award
Best of Year - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
Interior Design Magazine - Award
December 11, 2017
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December 8, 2017
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December 6, 2017
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Best of Year - West Chelsea Apartment
Interior Design Magazine - Award
New York State Historic Preservation Award - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation - Award
Design Award of Excellence - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
SARA National - Award
Honor Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
AIA Indiana - Award
Sackler First Award - Awarded to Deborah Berke
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art - Award
November 13, 2017
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November 6, 2017
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Design Award - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIA Buffalo/WNY - Award
October 26, 2017
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Merit Award - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
AIA Oklahoma - Award
Monumental Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
Indy Chamber's Annual Monumental Awards Gala - Award
October 19, 2017
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October 19, 2017
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Interior Architecture Honor Award - 21c Museum Hotel Nashville
AIA Pittsburgh - Award
Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
The Architects Newspaper - Award
October 11, 2017
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October 5, 2017
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October 5, 2017
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October 3, 2017
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October 3, 2017
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October 1, 2017
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September 28, 2017
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September 21, 2017
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September 1, 2017
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August 1, 2017
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July 18, 2017
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Award of Merit - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
AIA New York State - Award
Design Award of Excellence - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
SARA New York Council - Award
Design Award of Merit - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
SARA New York Council - Award
June 6, 2017
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May 30, 2017
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May 26, 2017
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May 23, 2017
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May 8, 2017
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May 8, 2017
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May 8, 2017
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May 5, 2017
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May 5, 2017
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May 4, 2017
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CNN
May 3, 2017
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National Design Award
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum - Award
May 1, 2017
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May 1, 2017
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May 1, 2017
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April 25, 2017
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April 24, 2017
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April 24, 2017
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April 8, 2017
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April 4, 2017
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Citation of Merit - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office - Award
March 22, 2017
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March 14, 2017
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March 9, 2017
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March 8, 2017
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Architecture Merit Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
AIA New York - Award
March 2, 2017
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March 1, 2017
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March 1, 2017
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AD100
Architectural Digest - Award
February 27, 2017
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February 27, 2017
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February 22, 2017
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February 13, 2017
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February 13, 2017
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January 17, 2017
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January 17, 2017
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January 1, 2017
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2016
December 27, 2016
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Best of the Year Award, Finalist
Interior Design Magazine - Award
Honorable Mention - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
American Architecture Prize - Hospitality Architecture / Interior Design - Award
Best Lobby Luxury, Finalist - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design - Award
Best of Design for Adaptive Reuse, Honorable Mention - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
The Architect's Newspaper - Award
November 28, 2016
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November 1, 2016
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Design Award of Excellence, Historic Preservation
AIA Pittsburgh - Award
October 23, 2016
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October 10, 2016
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October 7, 2016
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October 6, 2016
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September 14, 2016
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September 8, 2016
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August 29, 2016
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August 26, 2016
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August 15, 2016
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August 1, 2016
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CNN
August 1, 2016
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July 24, 2016
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July 19, 2016
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Award of Excellence - Tiny House
AIA New York State - Award
July 14, 2016
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July 13, 2016
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July 8, 2016
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July 8, 2016
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Best Tall Building Americas, Finalist - 432 Park Avenue
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat - Award
July 1, 2016
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June 30, 2016
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Design Award - Tiny House
SARA New York Council - Award
June 24, 2016
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June 8, 2016
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April 4, 2016
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February 29, 2016
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February 25, 2016
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February 19, 2016
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January 22, 2016
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AD100
Architectural Digest - Award
2015
December 12, 2015
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Best of Year Award, Hotel Renewal - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
Interior Design Magazine - Award
December 1, 2015
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December 1, 2015
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November 1, 2015
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October 31, 2015
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Honor Award in Interior Architecture - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
AIA Pittsburgh - Award
AIA NC Tower Award - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
AIA North Carolina - Award
AIA High Honor Award - Pilgrim Road House
AIA Westchester Hudson Valley - Award
Design Award - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
SARA Pennsylvannia Council - Award
October 1, 2015
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September 29, 2015
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September 28, 2015
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September 25, 2015
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September 19, 2015
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September 10, 2015
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July 13, 2015
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July 1, 2015
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July 1, 2015
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July 1, 2015
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CNN
June 19, 2015
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June 1, 2015
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May 29, 2015
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May 5, 2015
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April 27, 2015
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April 10, 2015
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April 1, 2015
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March 20, 2015
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Built by Women NYC
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation; New York Building Foundation; New York Council for the Humanities - Award
Winner - Overall Residential, Interiors
2015 Bermuda Building Design Awards - Award
February 3, 2015
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January 23, 2015
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2014
October 15, 2014
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October 10, 2014
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September 24, 2014
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September 3, 2014
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Good Design is Good Business - 21c Museum Hotels & DBP Collaboration
Architectural Record - Award
Special Mention - 21c Cincinnati
Architizer A+ Awards - Award
August 1, 2014
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Honorable Mention - 48 Bond Street
Historic Districts Council Design Awards - Award
June 30, 2014
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June 1, 2014
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May 1, 2014
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March 7, 2014
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January 9, 2014
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2013
December 11, 2013
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Rehabilitation Award - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Cincinnati Preservation Association - Award
Global Award for Excellence - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Urban Land Institute - Award
2012
Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award - Awarded to Deborah Berke
Yale University School of Architecture - Award
Citation for Design - 48 Bond Street
AIANYS Design Awards - Award
Award of Excellence - 48 Bond Street
Society of Registered Architects NY Council (SARA/NY) - Award
Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize - Awarded to Deborah Berke
University of California, Berkeley - Award
2011
Honor Award - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
AIA Kentucky Design Awards - Award
Design Excellence Award - 122 Community Arts Center
New York City Public Design Commission - Award
2010
USA's Best Hotel - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards - Award
2009
Award of Merit, Commercial/Industrial, Large Projects - Marianne Boesky Gallery
AIANYS Design Awards - Award
Citation for Design, Commercial/Industrial, Small Projects - Irwin Union Bank
AIANYS Design Awards - Award
Merit Award for Architecture - Irwin Union Bank
AIANYC Design Awards - Award
USA's Best Hotel - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards - Award
2008
Finalist - Interior Design
National Design Awards - Award
2007
Hotel Luxury - Hospitality Design
The Hospitality Design Award for Creative Achievement - Award
Illuminating Engineering Society of North America - New York Section
Lumen Award of Merit - Award
Citation for Interiors - James Hotel Chicago
AIANYS Design Awards - Award
Excellence for Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
AIANYS Design Awards - Award
2006
Best of Year Award, Hospitality Design - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Interior Design Magazine - Award
Hospitality Design Award - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Hospitality Design - Award
2004
3rd Place
New Housing New York Invited Competition - Award
Interior Architecture Award - Box Studios
AIANY Design Awards - Award
James Hotel Scottsdale, AZ
Environmental Excellence Crescordia Award - Award
2002
Annual Design Award - Hall of Fame Inductee
Interior Design Magazine - Award
2001
Interior Architecture Award - Baron Loft
AIANY Design Awards - Award
1999
Interior Architecture Award - Howell Loft
AIANY Design Awards - Award
1993
Record House for Planning and Design
Architectural Record - Award
1990
Design Merit Award
American Wood Council - Award
1989
Honor Award
Gulf States Chapter AIA Design Awards Program - Award
Honor Award
Gulf States Chapter AIA Design Awards Program - Award
1988
Merit Award
Builder - Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards - Award
1986
Merit Award
Builder - Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards - Award