Deborah Berke Partners

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Deborah Berke Partners
New York City

Firm Description
The architecture and interior design firm Deborah Berke Partners is known for its refined aesthetic and bold, yet subtle architecture. The firm works with individuals, innovative developers and institutions to design private homes, residential buildings, distinctive hotels, and cultural and academic facilities. A few of the firm’s notable projects are The Yale University School of Art, multiple projects for 21c Museum Hotels, and a recent oceanfront house in Sagaponack, New York.

Approach to Residential Design
Deborah Berke Partners designs residences where the presence of architecture is in constant balance with the forces of life. Their projects can be described as elegant, understated, modern, original. Though the firm works in a wide range of contexts and locations, they always employ a "knowing simplicity," a fine and deliberate crafting rooted in how their clients inhabit the places they design.

Distinguishing Characteristics
The firm's architects and designers believe that the best projects are not an end in themselves, but are settings for life. This belief guides the firm's "whole vision" approach—they design everything from furniture details to the master plan for a residential compound— and results in work that is sophisticated, intelligent and iconic.

Work Influences
Berke is inspired by art, travel and reading.

Year founded: 1982
Number of employees: 50
Services: Architecture and Interior Design
dberke.com

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