In the Press: Deborah Berke Partners on Art in the New York Times
March 21, 2017
Deborah Berke discussed her art collection with writer Ted Loos in a recent piece in the New York Times. She described her attachment to various pieces in her New Haven apartment, including works by Gregory Crewdson, Paolo Soleri, Robert Venturi, and William Wegman. “All these pieces have meaning, and they greet me when I come in,” she said. Deborah collaborated on the design of the apartment with senior principal Caroline Wharton Ewing.
The Times also profiled the eight locations of the 21c Museum Hotels in “Come for the Guest Rooms. Stay for the Galleries.” Working with our remarkable clients, Steve Wilson and Laura Lee Brown, Deborah Berke Partners designed all these unique properties to balance hospitality, leisure, and culture with spaces that are infused with contemporary art. “Each successive museum-hotel project has followed a loose template established by the prototype here [in Louisville]: adapting a historic structure into a midsize state-of-the-art hotel with constantly accessible gallery space. The New York architectural firm Deborah Berke Partners has adapted the brand’s evolving concept to historic hotels, Beaux-Arts bank buildings, warehouses and a 100-year-old Ford Motor Company plant.” Deborah leads the design of all the 21c projects with Senior Principal Stephen Brockman and Principal Terrence Schroeder.