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Deborah Berke to discuss House Rules at the Rizzoli Bookstore

July 19, 2016

On Wednesday, July 20, the Rizzoli Bookstore in Manhattan will host a discussion and book signing for House Rules, Deborah Berke’s instructive and inspiring new volume on residential architecture and design. Wendy Goodman, design editor of New York Magazine, will interview Deborah about her guiding principles for houses and discuss how architecture can enhance daily life. Signed copies of House Rules will be available for purchase at the event which begins at 6:00 pm at 1133 Broadway at 26th Street. Details here; come join us!

In the Press: The Wall Street Journal

July 15, 2016

Sarah Medford sat down with Deborah to ask her 20 Odd Questions for this Saturday’s weekend journal. Deborah, who this month began her term as the first female Dean of the Yale School of Architecture and released our book with Rizzoli House Rules, defends an underdog building material, finds inspiration in artichokes and insists on lights you can control. Read the full article here.

In Progress: Rockefeller Arts Center

July 14, 2016

Chris Cooper has taken new construction photographs of the SUNY Fredonia Rockefeller Arts Center, showing the nearly completed building’s new zinc and glass facades and cross-hatched board-formed concrete. Deborah Berke Partners is adding a 60,000 square foot addition to and renovating 40,000 square feet of a building originally designed by the Pritzker Prize-winning architect I.M. Pei. The project includes sculpture and ceramics studios, dance studios and professional theaters, new classrooms, and a new, more transparent entrance that strengthens the center’s connection to the campus. Students will begin using the building in the fall.

Click to see more of Chris Cooper’s photographs.