Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP

Waggonner & Ball Architects Lecture, in collaboration with Forum Tulane


A reception will be held in the Favrot Lobby of Richardson Memorial Hall at 5:15pm. The lecture will begin at 6pm. This event is free and open to the public. This is a Forum Tulane event. AIA credits will be offered for this lecture

The lecture, "Old/New/Resilient," will be a survey of Deborah Berke Partner’s more recent work, with a special focus on historic buildings that have been reinvented and adapted to suit new purposes.

Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, a New York-based architecture and design firm of over 60 people. Deborah Berke Partners works throughout the United States and around the world on projects ranging from masterplans for universities to boutique hotels to private houses. They completed the 21c Museum Hotel Durham this year and current projects include a new business headquarters building for Cummins Inc. and transformation of a H.H. Richardson complex in Buffalo, New York. Regardless of scale, Deborah Berke Partners creates buildings that are elegant, authentic, inventive, and modern.

In July 2016, Deborah 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. Deborah was the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize, given by the University of California, Berkeley in 2012, and received Yale University’s Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award in 2012. She is a Trustee and Vice President of the Forum + Institute for Urban Design, 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, which was the first book on a contemporary American architect published by the esteemed academic press. A new book on her firm’s work will be published by Rizzoli in 2016..
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