Deborah Berke, Panelist

Dean, Yale School of Architecture; Partner, Deborah Berke Partners

Hansel Bauman.

Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, is an architect, educator, and the dean of the Yale School of Architecture. She has been a professor (adjunct) 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 the founder of the New York-based architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners. Among firm’s most significant works are the Marianne Boesky Gallery building in New York, the Irwin Union Bank in Columbus, Indiana, the Yale School of Art in New Haven, Connecticut, the 21c Museum Hotels across the South and Midwest, the Cummins Distribution Headquarters in Indianapolis, Indiana, and the Rockefeller Arts Center at SUNY Fredonia. Deborah and the firm are the subject of two books: House Rules (Rizzoli, July 2016), which focuses on the firm’s residential work and offers practical and poetic advice for better living; and Working (Artifice, spring 2018), a survey of the firm’s workspaces, including offices, galleries, factories, and learning environments.