Dallas Architecture Forum, a non-profit organization for everyone interested in learning about and improving the architecture, design, landscape and urban fabric of the North Texas region is pleased to continue its 2015-16 Lecture Season with esteemed architect Deborah Berke, FAIA, and founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, a New York City-based architecture and design firm that has completed projects around the world.
The firm specializes in cosmopolitan art-filled hotels for 21c Museum Hotels, buildings related to the arts, residential developments and private homes. The 21c properties consistently rate as top reader favorites on the Conde Nast Traveler list. Berke has achieved fame for her book, The Architecture of Everyday, which she co-edited with Stephen Harris; her firm has been published in every major design publication including, Architectural Digest, Dwell, The New York Times, Architectural Record, Interior Design Best of Hospitality, Departures, Wallpaper, and Monocle; it is the subject of the book Deborah Berke, by Yale University Press – the first book about a contemporary American architect to be published by this esteemed academic press, and the firm has been inducted into the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame and is a member of the Architectural Digest 100. A new book on the studio’s work will be published by Rizzoli in 2016. In July 2016 Berke will become the first female Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University where she has been an Adjunct Professor since 1987.
Berke will speak on Wednesday, April 13 at 7 p.m. at the Magnolia Theater in the West Village.
“Deborah Berke is known for elegant, inventive, modern and authentic work that focuses on simplicity, natural light and thoughtful use of materials in art-filled, functional and livable spaces. Berke is a highly recognized leader not only in the field of design, but in the academic and publishing worlds as well. We think she will be of great interest to the Dallas community,” stated Nate Eudaly, Executive Director of the Dallas Architecture Forum.
The lecture will occur at 7 p.m. on April 13th, with a complimentary reception beginning at 6:15 p.m. Tickets are $20 per lecture for general admission and $5 for students (with ID). Tickets can be purchased at the door before the lecture. No reservations are needed to attend Forum lectures. Dallas Architecture Forum members receive free admission to all regular Forum lectures as a benefit of membership, and AIA members can earn one hour of CE credit for each lecture. For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org or call 214-764-2406.
Season Benefactors for the Dallas Architecture Forum’s 2015-2016 Season are Briggs Freeman Sotheby’s International Realty, and Maharger Development | Reggie Graham. Spring Series Benefactors are HKS, Impact Outdoor Advertising | Janet Kafka and Associates, Jackson Walker LLP, Scott + Cooner, and Smink, Inc. Lecture Benefactors for this event are GFF, SCHMIDT & STACY, STAFFELBACH, Emily Summers Design Associates and Turner Construction. Reception Underwriters are Frank + Diana Aldridge, Bernbaum + Magadini, and Morrison Dilworth + Walls.
Deborah Berke, FAIA, is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, a New York City-based architecture and design firm that has completed projects around the world. The firm’s work ranges in size from master plans for universities, large-scale civic buildings, ground-up boutique hotels and private residences. Regardless of scale, Deborah Berke Partners creates buildings that are elegant, authentic, inventive, and modern. The studio has designed projects in Europe, Asia, the Caribbean, and around the United States including 21c Hotels in multiple cities, the Bard College Conservatory, SUNY Rockefeller Center, the James Hotel in Chicago, the renovation of the Yale School of Art, the Mannes College New School of Music, the Marlboro College Serkin Center, and the Irwin Union Bank in Columbus, Indiana. The studio has received many awards for its projects including recognition from ULI, 9 AIA Design Awards, Architizer A+ Award, Conde Nast Readers' Choice, and induction in the Interior Design Magazine Hall of Fame, and the Architectural Digest 100.
Berke's East End Compound project, which includes a renovated 1970’s house by East End modernist Norman Jaffe, was published in Architectural Digest, and she has also been published in Dwell, The New York Times, Architectural Record, Interior Design Best of Hospitality, Departures, Wallpaper, and Monocle. This year was the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices 30 Year anniversary, and Metropolis highlighted a few past award recipients including Steven Holl, Toshiko Mori, and Ms. Berke.
Deborah Berke is a Professor of Architectural Design at Yale University, and the incoming Dean of the School of Architecture, succeeding Robert A. M. Stern. Berke will be the first female to hold this prestigious position. She previously taught at several schools including Rhode Island School of Design. Deborah was the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Architecture Prize and received Yale University’s Professor King-lui Wu Teaching Award. Deborah is the co-editor, with Steven Harris, of The Architecture of the Everyday, published by Princeton Architectural Press. Yale University Press published a book on her firm's work titled Deborah Berke -- the first book about a contemporary American architect to be published by this esteemed academic press. A new book on the studio’s work will be published by Rizzoli in 2016.
For more information on the Dallas Architecture Forum, visit www.dallasarchitectureforum.org. For questions about the Forum, call 214-764-2406.
TitleDallas Architecture Forum Presents Esteemed Architect, Deborah Berke, FAIA
FromApril 13, 2016 06:00 PM
UntilApril 13, 2016 08:30 PM