Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP, is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, a New York-based architecture and design firm of over 60 people. Deborah Berke Partners works throughout the United States and around the world on projects ranging from masterplans for universities to boutique hotels to private houses. They designed the five existing award-winning 21c Museum Hotels, the new business headquarters building for Cummins Inc., and the transformation of a H.H. Richardson complex in Buffalo, New York. Regardless of scale, Deborah Berke Partners creates buildings that are elegant, authentic, iconic, and modern. In July 2016, Deborah will become the Dean of the School of Architecture at Yale University, where she has been an adjunct professor since 1987.