Get to know the 2016 Hamptons Innovator,
Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP is an architect, educator, and founder of Deborah Berke Partners. Based in New York City, Deborah Berke Partners designs buildings and spaces around the world that are of lasting value and that enhance the lives of their users. The firm’s work encompasses residential, cultural, institutional, commercial, and hospitality projects. Current work includes residences on the East and West Coasts, a new construction townhouse in Manhattan’s Upper East Side, and the Rockefeller Arts Center in Fredonia, New York.
Deborah Berke will become Dean of the Yale School of Architecture beginning in July 2016. She has been a Professor (adjunct) at the school since 1987. In 2012, she received the inaugural Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Professorship & Prize from the University of California at Berkeley, which recognizes individuals who contribute to the advancement of women in architecture and whose work demonstrates a commitment to sustainability and to strengthening community. She is a trustee and vice president of the Urban Design Forum, a James Howell Foundation board member, and serves on the Yaddo Board of Directors. In 2008, Yale University Press published a book on her work, the first book by the press on a contemporary architect. Two new volumes on her firm’s work, from Rizzoli and Artifice books, will be published in 2016.