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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion

As a studio, we are guided by the distinct histories and experiences of our team. We see our diversity as a strength, and our architecture and design practice as offering unique opportunities to fight systemic racism. With a platform of diverse initiatives, we commit to supporting Black, Brown and Indigenous People of Color in our community.

The following principles guide our commitment to changing our society to one that provides equal justice. We seek to infuse our projects with these values, as well as listen and look for ways to develop these values in our firm’s culture.

Labor, Economy, and Societal Responsibility


We believe Architecture is a common right.

We will work with clients and partners to create projects that promote spatial equality. Regardless of scale, location, or program, we believe all our projects should work to dismantle the barriers in our built environment to basic human rights. 

We promote diversity in the creation of a built environment.

Designers of the built environment have historically undervalued or ignored the contributions of Black, Brown and Indigenous People of Color. Our firm is committed to working with BIPOC consultants and vendors, as well as sourcing materials from companies with demonstrated diversity, equity, and inclusion policies.

Mentorship, Culture, and Professional Responsibility


We will mentor before and beyond the workplace.

Education in architecture extends outside of institutions. As a collection of architects, historians, and theorists, our team recognizes its responsibility to provide mentorship to Black, Brown, and Indigenous People of Color in our design community. We seek to serve this role within our own workplace as well as in schools and affiliated organizations.

We will support BIPOC designers beyond hiring.

A diverse workplace does not end with hiring Black, Brown, and Indigenous Persons of Color. We are committed to increasing the diversity of designers in our office, as well as fostering a culture that maintains and advances such designers. Our firm will continue to evaluate our internal processes to ensure that our work culture, values, and policies are in line with our stance against racism.

Ecological and Black Futurism


We envision a green future as an anti-racist future.

A future beyond fossil economies should be accessible for all. We acknowledge the distinct ecological injustices that Black, Brown and Indigenous People of Color face. We work for an ecologically sustainable future that abolishes the racialized allocation of resources endemic to the architecture and building industries--from the scale of building materials in domestic spaces to the implementation of technological infrastructure. Through our firm’s Climate Change Action Plan, we are promoting sustainable building practices and view the pursuit of racial and ecological justice as fundamentally entwined.

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220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.

Elegant. Inventive. Modern. Life enriching. True to place.
220 Fifth Avenue
7th Floor
New York NY 10001
212 229 9211

©2020 Berke Architects D.P.C.