New York, NY
Deborah Berke Partners is an architecture and interior design firm of 60 people who share a goal: to create buildings and spaces that are poised between background and foreground, where the presence of architecture is in a constant balance with the forces of life. Their design work is often described as having a refined, elegant aesthetic; it is both bold and subtle at the same time.
The firm believes always trying new things allows them to become better designers; they bring a fresh eye to everything they do. Starting in 1982, Deborah Berke Partners has completed a diverse body of work that ranges from custom furniture to master planning and everything in between. They enjoy working with individuals, educational institutions, cultural groups, and innovative developers to make private homes, public buildings, facilities for the arts, and distinctive hotels. All of their projects share a “knowing simplicity,” a fine and deliberate crafting rooted in how clients will inhabit the places they design.
While New York City is the firm’s home, they have completed projects in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and around the U.S. Some of the places where they are currently working include the British West Indies, Berlin, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, and, of course, New York. Deborah Berke Partners has become especially adept at shaping their architectural language, using regional materials and technologies, based on the character of a place, and more importantly, how people live and work there.