Please join us for the 2016 Oberfield Lecture, “Context and Change,” by Deborah Berke, FAIA. The lecture will look at some of her firm’s recent projects, with a focus on historic buildings that have been reinvented and transformed for new purposes.
Speaker: Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, Partner, Deborah Berke Partners
Deborah Berke Partners is an architecture and design firm based in New York City. The firm has over 60 people and has completed projects throughout the United States and around the world. The firm’s work ranges from ground-up boutique hotels and university projects to houses and compounds for individuals. Regardless of scale, Deborah Berke Partners creates buildings that are striking, inventive, authentic, and modern. The firm is especially adept at shaping its architectural language based on the character of a place, and they believe each project should reflect its context and community.
Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners. In July 2016, Berke will become the Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University, where she has held the post of Professor (Adjunct) of Architectural Design since 1987. Berke was the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize, given by the University of California, Berkeley in 2012. In the fall of 2008, Yale University Press published a book on her firm’s work. Simply titled, Deborah Berke was the first book on a contemporary American architect to be published by this esteemed academic press. A new book on the firm’s work will be published by Rizzoli in 2016.