Deborah Berke Partners: Richardson Olmsted Campus, Buffalo, NY, 2017.
Deborah Berke Partners: Richardson Olmsted Campus, Buffalo, NY, 2017.

AIA St. Louis Scholarship Trust Lecture: Deborah Berke

October 26, 2020
6p CDT

Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, architect, educator, and founder of the New York-based architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners, will deliver the annual AIA St. Louis Scholarship Trust Lecture.

The event is free, but registration is required. Register here>>
We will also livestream this conversation on the Sam Fox School Facebook page.

Berke leads the firm alongside her ten partners. Among the firm's most significant works are the Residential Colleges at Princeton University, the Cummins Indy Distribution Headquarters, the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia, the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, and the 21c Museum Hotels across the South and Midwest. In 2017, Deborah Berke Partners was honored with a National Design Award from the Cooper-Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.

Berke is the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, the first woman to hold the position. She has been a professor at Yale since 1987. In 2012, she was the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize at the University of California at Berkeley, which is given to an architect who has advanced the position of women in the profession and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and the community. She is a board member of the James Howell Foundation, a member of the board of directors of Yaddo, and an advisor to the Norman Foster Foundation. She serves on the jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest honor in the field. Berke is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and The City University of New York. In 2005, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.