Comedy meets architecture as Michael Ian Black chats with Deborah Berke
Although certain architects have attempted to inject humor into the profession, architecture is generally not known for its slapstick and wry timing, which makes the pairing of interviewer Michael Ian Black (formerly of classic comedy show The State) and Yale Dean of Architecture Deborah Berke... View full entry
Deborah Berke-designed stylish, sustainable tower opens in Indianapolis
Nine glassed-in, metal-fin bearing stories make up the new Deborah Berke Partners-designed Cummins Indy Tower, which officially opens this month. With its "projections and inflections," the building simultaneously juts and struts through the metropolis, creating a slender and ecologically... View full entry
One-to-One #41 with Deborah Berke
The small town of Columbus, Indiana is packed with the works of famous modernist architects, but unlike cities like New York or Chicago, Columbus’s pedigree isn’t so often brought into the national architectural discourse. Exhibit Columbus, a new symposium and exhibition happening annually in... View full entry
Yale Dean Deborah Berke advocates pluralism in pedagogy
Deborah Berke, a practicing architect with a firm of over 60 employees and former adjunct Yale professor, has replaced the inimitable Robert "Bob" A.M. Stern as the dean of the Yale School of Architecture. Berke has ideas about how to shape the future of the school's pedagogy. In an interview with... View full entry
Deborah Berke about her childhood, RISD, and the desire for simplicity
Though I'd lived minimally my whole life, I have a husband and a grown daughter, and they do have stuff. We make dinner and have dinner parties and entertain a lot. But what's stayed the same is that the spaces are really spare. We pay attention to the art that's on the wall and the books that are in the room, something I picked up from my parents. How we're in a room alone and how we're in a room with friends and family both matter. In a way, I want the rooms to be perfect containers for life.
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The NY Times chats with Deborah Berke about her work on 21c Museum Hotels
Deborah Berke’s appointment last year as the first female dean of the Yale School of Architecture might have brought her into the limelight, but the architect and interior designer had already been getting attention for her work on 21c Museum Hotels, a small chain of boutique properties doubling as art galleries. [...]
In old buildings, you’re taking what you find and complementing that with the architecture and design of today.
More Deborah Berke stories in the Archinect news:Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiledIt's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown!New York Architect Deborah Berke Selected for... View full entry
Deborah Berke named Dean of Yale School of Architecture, will succeed Robert A.M. Stern in 2016
Deborah Berke, founder of Deborah Berke Partners in New York and architecture faculty member at Yale, has been named Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, 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... View full entry
Deborah Berke's design for new Cummins distribution HQ is unveiled
Since Cummins Inc. appointed Deborah Berke Partners back in September, the company finally revealed DBP's design of their new global distribution business headquarters in downtown Indianapolis to the City of Indianapolis’ Metropolitan Development Commission today. The Commission could vote on... View full entry
It's Deborah Berke for downtown Naptown!
Cummins Inc. announced Tuesday morning that it has selected New York-based Deborah Berke Partners to design its global distribution headquarters in downtown Indianapolis.
— Indianapolis Business Journal
Cummins Inc. has an important history of working with significant architects in Columbus, Indiana, the small Midwestern city where it is located. In selecting Deborah Berke Partners for its new global headquarters in downtown Indianapolis the company commits to fostering excellent design in the... View full entry
Cummins picks Deborah Berke, SHoP and TWBTA to design its Downtown Indianapolis HQ
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.
Here's some additional information about the Indianapolis office design competition we've received directly from Cummins Inc.:"The design competition engages design and architecture experts to assist in delivering on the Company’s goals to construct a building that enhances the community... View full entry
New York Architect Deborah Berke Selected for Berkeley-Rupp Prize
Architect Deborah Berke, founder of New York City-based firm Deborah Berke Partners, has been selected as the first recipient of UC Berkeley’s College of Environmental Design (CED) inaugural 2012 Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship and Prize.
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. View full entry