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
Honor Award - Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIA New York Design Award
AD100
Architectural Digest
Surface
December 10, 2019
Architectural Digest
December 5, 2019
Award of Honor - 122 Community Arts Center
SARA National
Citation for Design - Dickinson College Residence Hall
AIANYS Design Awards
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

2020 – Awards
AD100
Architectural Digest
Honor Award - Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIA New York Design Award
2020 – Press
2019 – Awards
Citation for Design - Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIANYS Design Awards
Citation for Design - Dickinson College Residence Hall
AIANYS Design Awards
Award of Honor - 122 Community Arts Center
SARA National
Innovation in Residential Building Award - Dickinson College Residence Hall
Central PA U.S. Green Building Council
Design Award of Honor – Dickinson College Residence Hall
SARA New York Council
Excelsior Award – Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
AIA New York State
Excelsior Award – Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIA New York State
Medal of Honor – Awarded to Deborah Berke
AIA New York
Architecture A-List
ELLE Decor
Merit Award – Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
AIA New York
2019 – Press
Architectural Digest December 5, 2019
New York Times May 11, 2019
Elle Decor February 5, 2019
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2018 – Awards
Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention – Richardson Olmsted Campus
The Architect's Newspaper
Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention – NXTHVN
The Architect's Newspaper
Best of Year Honoree - 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City
Interior Design Magazine
Design Award of Honor – North Penn House
SARA National
Design Award of Merit – Richardson Olmsted Campus
SARA National
Driehaus Foundation National Preservation Award – Richardson Olmsted Campus
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Honor Award – North Penn House
AIA Indiana
East End Design Award – Crestview Lane House No. 2
End Magazine
East End Design Award – Book Hampton
End Magazine
Design Award of Excellence – Richardson Olmsted Campus
SARA New York Council
Excellence in Historic Preservation Award – Richardson Olmsted Campus
Preservation League of NYS
Design Award of Honor – NXTHVN
SARA New York Council
The American Architecture Award – Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
The American Architecture Award – Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
The Chicago Athenaeum Museum of Architecture and Design
AD 100
Architectural Digest
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2017 – Awards
AIA Buffalo/WNY Architecture Award - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
AIA Buffalo/WNY
Best of Year - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
Interior Design Magazine
Best of Year - West Chelsea Apartment
Interior Design Magazine
Honor Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
AIA Indiana
Design Award of Excellence - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
SARA National
New York State Historic Preservation Award - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation
Sackler First Award - Awarded to Deborah Berke
Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art
Design Award - Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus
AIA Buffalo/WNY
Merit Award - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
AIA Oklahoma
Monumental Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
Indy Chamber's Annual Monumental Awards Gala
Interior Architecture Honor Award - 21c Museum Hotel Nashville
AIA Pittsburgh
Best of Design Award, Honorable Mention - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
The Architects Newspaper
Award of Merit - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
AIA New York State
Design Award of Excellence - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
SARA New York Council
Design Award of Merit - Rockefeller Arts Center, SUNY Fredonia
SARA New York Council
National Design Award
Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum
Citation of Merit - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
Oklahoma Historical Society State Historic Preservation Office
Architecture Merit Award - Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters
AIA New York
AD100
Architectural Digest
2017 – Press
Hospitality Design December 8, 2017
Architectural Digest December 6, 2017
Architect Magazine November 13, 2017
Arch Daily November 6, 2017
Indianapolis Business Journal October 19, 2017
Hospitality Design October 19, 2017
The New York Times October 5, 2017
Ocean Home October 1, 2017
Interior Design August 1, 2017
La Nacion July 18, 2017
Wallpaper May 23, 2017
May 8, 2017
College Planning and Management May 1, 2017
Architectural Record May 1, 2017
Surface April 25, 2017
USA Today April 8, 2017
The Fold March 22, 2017
American School & University March 2, 2017
Sequenza21 February 27, 2017
February 27, 2017
National Trust for Historic Preservation February 22, 2017
The Buffalo News February 13, 2017
The Architect’s Newspaper January 17, 2017
Metropolis Magazine January 1, 2017
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2016 – Awards
Best of the Year Award, Finalist
Interior Design Magazine
Best Lobby Luxury, Finalist - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
Gold Key Awards for Excellence in Hospitality Design
Honorable Mention - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
American Architecture Prize - Hospitality Architecture / Interior Design
Best of Design for Adaptive Reuse, Honorable Mention - 21c Museum Hotel Oklahoma City
The Architect's Newspaper
Design Award of Excellence, Historic Preservation
AIA Pittsburgh
Award of Excellence - Tiny House
AIA New York State
Best Tall Building Americas, Finalist - 432 Park Avenue
Council on Tall Buildings and Urban Habitat
Design Award - Tiny House
SARA New York Council
AD100
Architectural Digest
2016 – Press
Architectural Digest December 27, 2016
Architectural Digest November 28, 2016
Surface Magazine November 1, 2016
Barefoot Contessa October 23, 2016
Archinect October 10, 2016
IndyStar October 7, 2016
Beach: Modern Luxury July 19, 2016
The New York Times July 8, 2016
Huffington Post July 8, 2016
Yale Alumni Magazine July 1, 2016
Curbed February 25, 2016
The New York Times February 19, 2016
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2015 – Awards
Best of Year Award, Hotel Renewal - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
Interior Design Magazine
Honor Award in Interior Architecture - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
AIA Pittsburgh
AIA NC Tower Award - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
AIA North Carolina
AIA High Honor Award - Pilgrim Road House
AIA Westchester Hudson Valley
Design Award - 21c Museum Hotel Durham
SARA Pennsylvannia Council
Built by Women NYC
Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation; New York Building Foundation; New York Council for the Humanities
Winner - Overall Residential, Interiors
2015 Bermuda Building Design Awards
2015 – Press
The Washington Post December 12, 2015
December 1, 2015
Architectural Digest December 1, 2015
Surface Magazine November 1, 2015
Aishti Magazine October 31, 2015
The Wall Street Journal October 1, 2015
Architectural Digest September 28, 2015
Indianapolis Business Journal September 19, 2015
Crain's Chicago Business September 10, 2015
CNN June 19, 2015
The Huffington Post May 29, 2015
Indianapolis Real Estate People April 27, 2015
The New York Times April 10, 2015
April 1, 2015
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2014 – Awards
Good Design is Good Business - 21c Museum Hotels & DBP Collaboration
Architectural Record
Special Mention - 21c Cincinnati
Architizer A+ Awards
Honorable Mention - 48 Bond Street
Historic Districts Council Design Awards
2014 – Press
New York Post October 15, 2014
The Architect’s Newspaper September 24, 2014
The New York Times September 3, 2014
Departures Magazine August 1, 2014
Architectural Record June 1, 2014
Departures Magazine May 1, 2014
Historic Districts Council March 7, 2014
The Wall Street Journal January 9, 2014
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2013 – Awards
Rehabilitation Award - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Cincinnati Preservation Association
Global Award for Excellence - 21c Museum Hotel Cincinnati
Urban Land Institute
2012 – Awards
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)
Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize - Awarded to Deborah Berke
University of California, Berkeley
2011 – Awards
Design Excellence Award - 122 Community Arts Center
New York City Public Design Commission
Honor Award - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
AIA Kentucky Design Awards
2010 – Awards
USA's Best Hotel - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards
2009 – Awards
USA's Best Hotel - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Conde Nast Traveler Reader's Choice Awards
Merit Award for Architecture - Irwin Union Bank
AIANYC Design Awards
Citation for Design, Commercial/Industrial, Small Projects - Irwin Union Bank
AIANYS Design Awards
Award of Merit, Commercial/Industrial, Large Projects - Marianne Boesky Gallery
AIANYS Design Awards
2008 – Awards
Finalist - Interior Design
National Design Awards
2007 – Awards
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 – Awards
Best of Year Award, Hospitality Design - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Interior Design Magazine
Hospitality Design Award - 21c Museum Hotel Louisville
Hospitality Design
2004 – Awards
James Hotel Scottsdale, AZ
Environmental Excellence Crescordia Award
Interior Architecture Award - Box Studios
AIANY Design Awards
3rd Place
New Housing New York Invited Competition
2002 – Awards
Annual Design Award - Hall of Fame Inductee
Interior Design Magazine
2001 – Awards
Interior Architecture Award - Baron Loft
AIANY Design Awards
1999 – Awards
Interior Architecture Award - Howell Loft
AIANY Design Awards
1993 – Awards
Record House for Planning and Design
Architectural Record
1990 – Awards
Design Merit Award
American Wood Council
1989 – Awards
Honor Award
Gulf States Chapter AIA Design Awards Program
Honor Award
Gulf States Chapter AIA Design Awards Program
1988 – Awards
Merit Award
Builder - Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards
1986 – Awards
Merit Award
Builder - Builder's Choice & Custom Home Design Awards