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Princeton University Selects Deborah Berke Partners to Design New Residential Colleges

February 8, 2018

We are thrilled to announce that following a two-stage selection process, Princeton University has chosen Deborah Berke Partners to design new residential college buildings. The project represents a major expansion of the campus that will house an enlarged undergraduate student population.

“Expanding our undergraduate student body is an essential feature of our commitment to extend access to a transformative Princeton education, and this project represents a significant step toward that vital goal,” Princeton President Christopher L. Eisgruber said. “Deborah Berke Partners is an outstanding and inspired choice to design Princeton’s next residential colleges.”

“Our goal here is to design residential colleges that the students can occupy and make their own,” said Partner . “This requires a balance of spaces that are specific and have a distinctive character with those that are flexible and adaptable. We want to create spaces and experiences at the colleges that bring something new to the larger campus.”

“Princeton wants to support a diverse and inclusive campus community, and the design of the new residential colleges will embody those values and provide a welcoming environment where students will thrive,” said Partner .

Princeton’s Campus Plan proposed building one residential college to accommodate an increase of 125 students per class. The plan also identified a site that could accommodate a second college to be used as a swing space to enable renovation of the University’s existing housing stock and support a future student expansion. Princeton’s plan suggested that the first college include buildings of varying heights with at least 500 beds, social spaces, a dining hall, and a kitchen/servery that could also support a second college.

Partners Maitland Jones and Deborah Berke will lead the project with Principals and . Read more about the new colleges here.

Interior Design Published the Hotel Henry and the West Chelsea Apartment

February 2, 2018

Interior Design magazine has published the in Manhattan and the at the Richardson Olmsted Campus in Buffalo, New York. The design re-fresh of the West Chelsea Apartment, led by Senior Principal , highlights the owner’s important art collection. The Hotel Henry is the first phase of the transformation of an abandoned landmark asylum designed by HH Richardson. The project was led by Senior Principal and Partner . We’re honored to have both projects in the magazine. Read more here and here.

Rockefeller Arts Center received Special Recognition from AIA Buffalo/Western New York

January 12, 2018

Our addition and renovation of the at the State University of New York at Fredonia received special recognition from AIA Buffalo/Western New York, the highest honor in the awards program. Designed by Partner and Principal , the project expanded a 1968 I.M. Pei-designed building, and includes classrooms, art and dance studios, workshops, multipurpose spaces, and a new campus entrance. We’re so pleased by this acknowledgement from our peers. The Hotel Henry at the also received a design award. We give our thanks to the jury and congratulate all the other winners.