Period & Style
Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, creates buildings that have presence and character — that rely on a discourse between a subtle hand and bold composition to become arresting architecture. Berke is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design (B.F.A., 1975; B. Architecture, 1977), The City University of New York (M. Urban Planning in Urban Design, 1984), and in 2005 was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design, her alma mater. In an evolution of her "philosophy of the everyday," which earned her international renown, her work over the past decade is decidedly of a larger scale — distinguished by mixed-use, hospitality, retail, and arts-related buildings.