Archinect - News 2015-10-06T02:28:38-04:00 Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016 Amelia Taylor-Hochberg 2015-09-25T13:30:00-04:00 >2015-09-29T19:24:03-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="290" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Deborah Berke, founder of <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Deborah Berke Partners</a> in New York and architecture faculty member at Yale, has been named Dean of the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Yale School of Architecture</a>, to succeed current Dean Robert A.M. Stern effective July 1, 2016. She has taught at Yale for nearly thirty years, and began her now 60-person practice in 1982.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Berke's academic approach to architecture is enthusiastically interdisciplinary, encouraging students to&nbsp;&ldquo;understand they are part of a larger cultural conversation.&rdquo; She plans to bring this collaborative focus to the deanship to develop stronger partnerships between the School of Architecture and other university disciplines. She will also be the first woman to serve as the school's Dean.</p><p>In her practice, Berke is known for a diversity of projects, ranging from preservation and adaptation of historic buildings, to large-scale urban landscape work, residential and commercial developments, cultural institutions, and recently, the <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">corporate headquarters of Cummins in downtow...</a></p> Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled Justine Testado 2014-12-03T15:11:00-05:00 >2014-12-11T21:31:51-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="364" border="0" title="" alt="" /><p>Since Cummins Inc. appointed Deborah Berke Partners <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">back in September</a>, the company finally revealed DBP's design of their new global distribution business headquarters in downtown Indianapolis to the City of Indianapolis&rsquo; Metropolitan Development Commission today. The Commission could vote on the plan as early as December 17.</p><p>Deborah Berke went against <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects</a> and <a href="" rel="nofollow" target="_blank">SHoP Architects</a> for the development. The new distribution headquarters appears to have been receiving a very warm welcome from locals, as the project is considered a refreshing sight that can bring more architectural innovation into the city.</p><p><img title="" alt="" src=""></p><p>Located in a 4-acre plot in the Market East cultural district where the Market Square Arena previously stood, the plan includes a 10-story tower that will provide flexible office space, views, and natural light, a conference center, retail spaces, a parking garage, and an ample amount of public green space. The building is expected to break ground in early 2...</p> It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown! Donna Sink 2014-09-16T17:15:00-04:00 >2014-12-03T12:23:02-05:00 <img src="" width="514" height="648" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it has selected New York-based Deborah Berke Partners to design its global distribution headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Cummins Inc. has an important history of working with significant architects in Columbus, Indiana, the small Midwestern city where it is located.&nbsp; In selecting Deborah Berke Partners for its new global headquarters in downtown Indianapolis the company commits to fostering excellent design in the region, as well.</p> Cummins picks Deborah Berke, SHoP and TWBTA to design its Downtown Indianapolis HQ Archinect 2014-07-18T13:14:00-04:00 >2014-09-16T14:46:36-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="386" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Cummins Inc. hasn't revealed even a back-of-the-napkin sketch of what its regional headquarters in Downtown Indianapolis might look like, but one thing is certain at this point: It won't be locally designed. The engine maker said today it's picked three small to mid-sized New York City architectural firms to compete for the contract to design the $30 million multi-story building [...]. The competitors are Deborah Berke Partners, SHoP Architects, and Tod Williams Billie Tsien Architects.</p></em><br /><br /><p>Here's some additional information about the Indianapolis office design competition we've received directly from Cummins Inc.:</p><p>"The design competition engages design and architecture experts to assist in delivering on the Company&rsquo;s goals to construct a building that enhances the community, creates a productive workplace for Cummins employees and reflects Cummins&rsquo; mission and values. [...]</p><p>The winning architect will be announced in September and selected based on a number of factors including their ability to align with Cummins values, deliver on the vision of the building, and assemble a diverse team. [...]</p><p>Cummins initially announced plans to build its new Indianapolis office in March of 2014. Cummins will build on approximately four acres that previously housed a portion of Market Square Arena and expects to break ground in early 2015 and open in late 2016. The company&rsquo;s plan for the site includes an office building with ground floor retail, a flexible learning center, public green s...</p> New York Architect Deborah Berke Selected for Berkeley-Rupp Prize Alexander Walter 2012-09-11T17:36:00-04:00 >2012-09-17T18:12:42-04:00 <img src="" width="514" height="514" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Architect Deborah Berke, founder of New York City-based firm Deborah Berke Partners, has been selected as the first recipient of UC Berkeley&rsquo;s College of Environmental Design (CED) inaugural 2012 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize.</p></em><br /><br /><p> The Berkeley-Rupp Prize will be awarded biannually to a distinguished practitioner or academic who has made a significant contribution to promoting the advancement of women in the field of architecture, and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and the community.</p>