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  • 23 Beekman Place. Photo by Richard Barnes.
    23 Beekman Place. Photo by Richard Barnes.

Andrew Bernheimer

Campus Box 1079
Biography 

For more than a decade, Andrew Bernheimer (MArch04) has honed an affinity for executing subtle, exciting, and complex architecture within the constraints of real-world construction practices. With a diverse background in the world of high design and academia, Bernheimer has been a force behind Della Valle + Bernheimer Design LLP's attaining significant recognition and awards from the AIA, the federal government, private museums, the press and others.

Bernheimer's focus is on the thoughtful translation of conceptualism into built form, executing works of complexity and subtlety all with a strong sense of economy and practicality. With his partner, Jared Della Valle, Bernheimer has tested these practices in projects of all scales. Thriving on project variety, Bernheimer has been fortunate enough to work for a diverse portfolio of public, institutional, non-profit, and private clients whose wideranging context and personalities has elicited a welcome variety of thought and response. His work includes the design of a competition-winning entry for an installation at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as the design of significant private residences in upstate New York, Connecticut, and the Hamptons. Recently, Bernheimer was the partner-in-charge of a widely honored development of 20,000 square feet of affordable housing in East New York. Personally engaged in all DB's projects, Bernheimer actively participates in the entire design process, all phases of documentation, and construction.

Bernheimer is a licensed Architect in New York State, a member of AIA, NCARB Registered, a member and supporter of the Architectural League of NY, and a supporter of the AIA's New York chapter. He and Della Valle were visiting professors at the Sam Fox School during the Spring 2010 semester; before that, they had most recently taught at the Parsons New School of Design. Bernheimer also has taught at Syracuse University, Lehigh University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and at the City College of New York. Bernheimer has lectured at major universities and institutions and the work of the firm has been the subject of more than 50 articles and publications.