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Tiny House Wins 2016 SARA NY Design Award

May 16, 2016

Deborah Berke Partners is honored to announce that the New York Chapter of the Society of American Registered Architects will recognize our Tiny House project during their Design Awards Gala on June 28. Located on Long Island, the project consists of a 250-square-foot house, which serves as a writing studio, as well as an outdoor cooking pavilion and a dining pavilion. The three structures frame a lush vegetable garden that can be viewed from the sundeck of the Tiny House. Congratulations and thank you to all who were involved with the project. We look forward to celebrating with our fellow SARA NY 2016 Award winners in June.

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In Progress: Richardson Olmsted Complex

April 4, 2016

Deborah and our design team toured our under-construction Richardson Olmsted Complex last week. The 140-year-old former psychiatric facility is well on its way to becoming a boutique hotel and the Buffalo Architectural Center. It is expected to open in 2017. Curved hallways connecting the buildings have been restored; interior walls have been restored and now painted. The 88 guestrooms are taking shape behind the light-filled corridors. Buffalo News tagged along for our recent site visit; read more about the walk-through here.

In Progress: Rockefeller Arts Center

March 24, 2016

The construction of our Rockefeller Arts Center Addition continues making great progress in Fredonia, NY. The 60,000 square foot addition is expected to be completed this year. We designed a linear addition at the west façade of an existing I.M. Pei building from 1968, allowing the former back side of the structure to become the new primary entrance for students, professors and visitors. Zinc and glass are the primary materials used; the reinforced concrete elements in our design reference the original building, which is primarily concrete, with metal and glass details. We are also renovating 40,000 square feet of the existing I.M. Pei building.