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The Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia Received a Design Award from AIA New York

January 15, 2019

The at SUNY Fredonia received an Architecture Merit award from AIA New York. The project renovated and expanded a 1968 arts building by I.M. Pei with new studios, workshops, and multipurpose spaces, and a new entrance. The building features a cantilevered dance studio with a monumental window wall, which allows the space to act as a beacon at night and makes the arts visible on campus. During the awards symposium, juror Brigette Shim called the project “thoughtful” and “well-resolved.” Congratulations to all our fellow winners. See the full list here.

New Residential Projects Showcased

January 11, 2019

We’ve added a selection of new residential projects to our website, including apartments, townhouses, and a modern guest house. In Manhattan, we recently completed a on the Upper East Side, an for a couple with an extensive collection of Asian art, and a contemporary . We’re currently working on a in New Canaan that draws on the tradition of modernism in the area and a new construction on the Upper East Side that is designed for family life and entertaining. Check out our residential work .

Deborah Berke Quoted in New York Times Op-Ed on Women in Architecture

December 18, 2018

New York Times columnist Alison Arieff surveyed gender equality in the profession in her piece, “Where Are All the Female Architects?” The column noted that women make up only 20 percent of licensed architects and 17 percent of partners and principals. “Every single woman architect I know would, I think, say the same thing,” Deborah Berke said. “‘I want to be a good architect who has a meaningful impact. I don’t want to be known for being a good woman architect.’ Architecture needs to look like the world it serves — and that’s everybody.” Deborah Berke Partners is a women owned firm, with an equal number of men and women, including in our firm’s leadership. We believe our diversity strengthens our practice. Read Arieff’s column here.