Deborah Berke & Partners Architects

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Deborah Berke & Partners Architects
Practice information
Location New York City
Founded 1982 (1982)
Projects 21c Museum Hotel
Yale School of Art
Design Plane Space
Awards AIA Kentucky Honor Award
AIA NY Merit and Design awards
SARA NY Council Award of Excellence

Deborah Berke & Partners Architects is a New York City-based architecture and interior design firm founded by Deborah Berke and led by Berke, two partners, Maitland Jones and Marc Leff,[1] and two principals, Stephen Brockman[2] and Caroline Wharton.


48 Bond Street between the Bowery and Lafayette Street in the NoHo neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City was built in 2006-2008. It is located within the NoHo Historic District Extension.
Built in 2005, 509 West 24th Street, between Tenth and Eleventh Avenues in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, New York City houses the Marianne Boesky Gallery.

Established in 1982, Deborah Berke & Partners Architects designs a mix of hotels, residential, commercial, and institutional projects.[3] The firm has designed houses in the Hamptons,[4] Westchester County, Connecticut,[5] New York City, and the Caribbean.[6]


Since its founding in 1982, the practice has been the recipient of multiple national and regional awards for its work. The 21c Museum Hotel (2006) in Louisville, Kentucky won the American Institute of Architects Kentucky Honor Award in 2011,[7] the AIA NYS Excellence for Historic Preservation/Adaptive Reuse in 2007,[8] and the Best of Year Award for Hospitality Design, Interior Design Magazine, in 2006.[9] Deborah Berke & Partners Architects won an AIA NYS Award of Merit for the Marianne Boesky Gallery in 2009.[10] In 2009 the Irwin Union Bank was awarded a Citation for Design by AIA NYS[8] and an AIA NY Merit Award for Architecture.[11] In 2007, the James Hotel Chicago earned a Citation for Interiors from the AIA NYS[10] and the firm was awarded the Hospitality Design Award for Creative Achievement, Hotel Luxury, by Hospitality Design. The firm received AIA NY Design awards for Box Studios (2004),[12] the Baron Loft (2001),[13] and the Howell Loft (1999). In 2012, 48 Bond Street received an Award of Excellence from the Society of American Registered Architects NY Council.[14]

Deborah Berke & Partners Architects was a National Design Awards finalist for Interior Design in 2008.[15]

In 2014, Deborah Berke was recognized for her work designing Box Studios, Marianne Boesky Gallery and 48 Bond Street, winning sites of Built by Women New York City,[16] a competition launched by the Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation during the fall of 2014 to identify outstanding and diverse sites and spaces designed, engineered and built by women.[17]

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Current projects[edit]

As of May 2012, current projects include follow-ups to the 21c Museum Hotel in Bentonville, Arkansas;[20] Cincinnati, Ohio; and Lexington, Kentucky.[21] The firm is also working on the design of a community arts center in Manhattan that is home to Mabou Mines and Performance Space 122, the László Z. Bitó '60 Conservatory Building at Bard College, an addition and renovation to the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia, and a new residence hall at Dickinson College.

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  1. ^ "Deborah Berke & Partners Architects LLP". Architecture Firm Directory. AIA New York Chapter. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  2. ^ "Stephan Brockman". International Restaurant and Hotel Awards. Retrieved 24 May 2012. 
  3. ^ "Deborah Berke". Interior Design. 2010. 
  4. ^ Keates, Nancy (30 December 2011). "Top Architects Go Local". The Wall Street Journal. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  5. ^ Charles, Eleanor (31 January 1988). "For Connecticut, Home-Grown Modulars". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  6. ^ Halley, Peter (1998). "Deborah Berke". Index Magazine. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  7. ^ "Honor Awards". AIA KY. 2011. 
  8. ^ a b "Design Awards Layout". AIA NYS. 2007. 
  9. ^ "Best of Year Awards". Interior Design. 2006. 
  10. ^ a b "Design Awards". AIA NYS. 2008. 
  11. ^ "Design Awards Winners" (PDF). AIA NY. 2009. 
  12. ^ "Design Awards Winners - Interiors". AIA NY. 2004. 
  13. ^ "Design Awards Winners - Interior Architecture". AIA NY. 2001. 
  14. ^ "17th Annual Design Awards Recipients". SARA New York Council. 2012. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  15. ^ "Cooper Hewitt National Design Awards Finalists". Cooper–Hewitt, National Design Museum. 2008. Retrieved 8 May 2012. 
  16. ^ "Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Hosts Leadership Awards Gala, Kicks off Built By Women Exhibition". Architectural Record. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Beverly Willis Architecture Foundation Announces BxW NYC Winning Sites". Deborah Berke & Partners. Retrieved March 8, 2015. 
  18. ^ Crabtree, Peter (24 September 1997). "Campus Journal; Marlboro College Seeking More Welcoming Campus". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  19. ^ Iovine, Julie (16 November 2000). "A Treasure at Yale, Freed of Wallboard". The New York Times. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  20. ^ Brantley, Max (8 June 2010). "Waltons back 'arts' hotel". Arkansas Times. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 
  21. ^ Fortune, Beverly (10 April 2012). "Lexington landmark to become a 21c Museum Hotel". Lexington Herald-Leader. Retrieved 9 May 2012. 

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