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LSU College of Art & Design to Host Lecture by Yale Professor of Architectural Design Deborah Berke Oct. 19

10/07/2011 12:18 PM

BATON ROUGE – As part of its Distinguished Lecture Series, the LSU College of Art & Design welcomes Deborah Berke, principal at Deborah Berke & Partners Architects LLP and a professor of architectural design at Yale University, on Wednesday, Oct. 19 at 4:30 p.m. in Room 103 of the Design Building.


This presentation, which is free and open to the public, is sponsored by Grace & Hebert Architects. Professional AIA and ASLA continuing education credit is available.


Berke creates buildings that have presence and character and rely on a discourse between a subtle hand and bold composition to become arresting architecture. Founded in 1982, Deborah Berke and Partners Architects LLP has won numerous design awards for architecture and interior design work and has been featured in publications as diverse as Architecture, Architectural Record, Newsweek, Elle Décor, the Wall Street Journal and Vogue. Along with Steven Harris, she is the co-editor of “Architecture of the Everyday,” published by Princeton Architectural Press in 1997. Additionally, a monograph focusing on the firm’s work was published in 2008 by Yale University Press, the first book on a contemporary American architect to be published by Yale.


Berke received her bachelor of fine arts degree from Rhode Island School of Design, and her master of urban planning degree in urban design from the City University of New York. In 2005, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design. She has served as a professor of architectural design at Yale University since 1987.


To learn more about Berke, visit


Those unable to attend the lecture will be able to view a recording online at


For more information on the lecture, contact Debra Langlois at 225-578-5868 or email, or visit

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