The North Penn House in Indianapolis received an Honor Award from AIA Indiana. “An exercise in modesty and restraint, the jury really appreciated the discipline and thoughtfulness of the design…Overall a great project that exemplifies design excellence.” Partner Deborah Berke led the project with Principal Noah Biklen and Senior Principal Caroline Wharton Ewing. We are so pleased to be recognized by our peers and congratulate all the other honorees. Read about the awards here.
In Warren, Connecticut, we designed a house, clad in black stained wood, that hugs the horizon line and blends into the surrounding trees. Connecticut Cottages & Gardens and Dezeen have both recently published the project, which was led by Partners Deborah Berke and Marc Leff and Senior Principal Caroline Wharton Ewing (interiors). The house has an L-shaped plan that separates public and private zones in the house and extensive glazing opening out to the rolling hills and forest beyond. Read more about the house here and here. We are honored by the coverage.
The Off Duty section of The Wall Street Journal recently paid a visit to the boutique financial services office we designed in Midtown Manhattan. The office balances transparency with privacy and includes a variety of spaces for individual and collaborative work. The clients are also art and design collectors, so the space is enlivened with important works of painting, sculpture, and photography as well as vintage and contemporary furnishings. Writer Tim Gavan notes, “Communal spaces include a fully-stocked lounge and library that provide a variety of environments and experiences, including relaxation, a notion borrowed from the dot com world, without being slouchy or juvenile…The design honors the team.” Partner Deborah Berke and Principals Terrence Schroeder and Kiki Dennis led the project. Read the Journal’s story here.
At the end of last week several members of the Deborah Berke Partners team attended the ribbon-cutting for the new Residence Hall at Dickinson College in Carlisle, Pennsylvania. It is the first new residential building on campus in more than forty years. The hall features an E-shaped plan, which creates two intimate courtyards to encourage casual socializing. Rain gardens that manage storm water on site and a highly insulated exterior envelope are just a few of the building’s sustainable strategies. The hall is targeting LEED Platinum certification in keeping with Dickinson’s ambitious green standards. Partner Maitland Jones and Principal Rhoda Kennedy led the design of the project. Read more about it here.
Deborah Berke Partners is looking for a talented graphic designer to support the business development team. The graphic designer will be responsible for producing business development materials: presentations, RFQ/RFP responses, and portfolio books, as well as creating layout templates, leading all project award submissions, and maintaining the business development archive. An interest in architecture is preferred. Read more about the position here.
The sales center for 40 East End Avenue, a boutique condominium project we designed in a discreet enclave in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, has opened. Curbed New York offers a preview of the center, which includes a model living and dining room, kitchen, master bath, powder room, and lounge space. The New York Times unveiled the design for the building earlier this summer. We are serving as design architect and interior designer for the project, working with GKV architects and developer Lightstone Group. Visit the project’s website for more information.
We are thrilled to celebrate the opening of the 21c Museum Hotel Kansas City, the eighth branch of the 21c family tree. The project rejuvenates and transforms the historic Savoy Hotel with a dynamic design that juxtaposes the building’s historic fabric with new interventions to create 21c’s contemporary art and hospitality experiences. The iconic Savoy Grill has been reborn as the Savoy, a modern cocktail lounge and a day-to-night restaurant that serves locals and visitors alike. Like all the 21c Museum Hotels, the Kansas City location is dedicated to presenting cutting-edge art and revitalizing downtown. Read more about the hotel in Conde Nast Traveler. To read more about our work, inspiration, and design process in Kansans City, check out our recent takeover of the 21c instagram account. Congratulations to everyone at 21c!
The Chicago Athenaeum Architecture and Design Museum gave the Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters and the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia American Architecture Awards. Both projects will be exhibited at the Museum. Read about all the winners here. The Hotel Henry at the Richardson Olmsted Campus and NXTHVN both received commendation from the Society of American Registered Architects in New York. End Magazine, the design publication of the East Hampton Star, gave three awards to two of our projects. In the second annual East End Awards program, the magazine gave the Crestview Lane House No. 2 best mid-sized house and best living room and BookHampton best non-residential project. Congratulations to all our fellow honorees!
Last night we hosted an Open Studio reception in our Flatiron office space in conjunction with the 2018 AIA Conference. Friends, colleagues, and former employees gathered in what Senior Principal Stephen Brockman said, “felt like a DBP reunion.” We were happy to welcome so many friends—old and new—to celebrate the AIA Conference’s return to New York after a 30 year absence. Thanks to everyone who came to the party.
Last night, we celebrated the opening of the sales center for 40 East End Avenue, a boutique condominium building now under construction on the Upper East Side. The sales center features a model living room and kitchen, master and guest bathroom, and lounge space. The New York Times unveiled the design in May, noting its contextual reinterpretation of the neighborhood’s masonry buildings. We are serving as design architect and interior designer, working in partnership with GKV Architects. Lightstone Group is developing the building. For more information about 40 East End Avenue, visit the building’s website.
As a part of our ongoing Artist Program, Charlotte Lethbridge is showing a series of paintings in an exhibition titled, “Cliff Hangers, Red Herrings, and Unreliable Narrators,” in our Flatiron studio. “Inspired by photographic images, each painting takes a small moment and gives it context in a new narrative, within which it becomes a significant scene,” Lethbridge writes. We have hosted exhibitions in our studio for over twenty years because we believe that art enhances daily life. The show is on view by appointment at 220 Fifth Avenue, 7th floor. Contact email@example.com.