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New photographs of 21c Oklahoma City

August 16, 2016

The latest edition of the 21c Museum Hotels recently opened in Oklahoma City. Located in a 1916 Albert Kahn-designed former Model T Ford Assembly Plant, the hotel, restaurant, bar, and galleries, have a simple, modern design that reinforces the spatial and structural clarity of the Kahn building. We cut a series of monumental glass block light wells into the floorplates to bring natural illumination deep into the center of the building. As with all the 21c projects, contemporary art is integrated throughout the public areas, hallways, and guest rooms. The project brings new vitality to the western edge of Downtown Oklahoma City, and we are proud to be a part of it. Go to see some new photographs.

New photographs of Perry Street Loft

August 5, 2016

Deborah Berke Partners is pleased to share new photographs of one of our iconic artists’ lofts, the Perry Street Loft. The project includes a gallery, painting studio, archive, and residence located in an historic cast concrete building in the Manhattan’s West Village. Designed for a minimalist painter and his family, the studio combines a raw industrial space with a refined modern sensibility, ideally suited to the production and display or the artist’s work. The new photographs provide an intimate view of the loft and show how a rigorously minimal space can also be inviting and livable. The project was widely published and received a design award from AIANY in 1999. See more photographs .

2016 Innovator Award Winner

August 3, 2016

Deborah Berke is honored to receive the 2016 Innovator Award from Hamptons Cottages & Gardens. The award is given to “an icon in the design industry who has achieved an overarching level of innovation and excellence.” It will be bestowed at the IDA Awards Gala on August 4th in Bridgehampton, New York. Previous recipients include Richard Meier, Madeline Weinrib, and Vicente Wolf. Thank you to the jury and congratulations to the other design awards winners.