Biography

Andrew Berman Architect PLLC is a New York based practice focused on the realization of unique and finely executed spaces. The work of the studio capitalizes on the qualities of place and seeks creative opportunities in the desires and programmatic requirements of our clients. A consistent engagement with our clients, professional consultants, contractors, engineers and fabricators throughout design and construction is a key means for the studio to generate ideas and provide essential works of the greatest quality and expression.

 

Andrew Berman Architect was founded in 1995 and has gained recognition through notable projects such as the AIA Center for Architecture, the Writing Studio, FDNY Engine Company 259 Firehouse, MoMA PS1 Entrance Building and Gallery Renovations, The National Opera Center, the Stapleton Branch Library and the SculptureCenter. Current projects include a  a two-stage theater for the MCC Theater Company, several artists' studios, as well as residential commissions.

 

Andrew D. Berman received a Bachelor of Arts from Yale College and a Master of Architecture from the Yale School of Architecture in 1988 where he was awarded the Takenaka Komuten Traveling Fellowship in Osaka, Japan. In 2010, he received the Emerging Voices Award given by the Architectural League of New York, and in 2014 he was made a Fellow of the American Institute of Architects.

 

In 2016 Andrew Berman received the Arts and Letters Award in Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, for “an American Architect whose work is characterized by a strong personal direction.” On the occasion of that award, Tod Williams and Billie Tsien described his work as being “defined by a calm intelligence that produces places that sing with a clear and pure beauty. It is strong and minimal and at the same time very human and humane. His work is a sublime container for thinking, for seeing, and for life lived.”

Collaborators

CURRENT STAFF

Alicia Alonso, Sylvia Choi, Saira McLaren, Alexander McLean, Dan Misri, Matthew Ransom, Jeanne Wellinger, Natalie Wong, Vinci So

 

 

PHOTOGRAPHY

Peter Aaron, Gregory Goode, Naho Kubota, David Leventi, Michael Moran, Patrick Rytinkangas, Victoria Samunaris, Catherine Tighe, Elizabeth Felicella

WEBSITE DESIGN

PROGRAMMING

Clients

Institutions

American Institute of Architects
Art International Radio
Friends of the Highline
Lower East Side Ecology Center
MCC Theater
Museum of Modern Art
New York City Fire Department
New York Public Library
New York University
Opera America
SculptureCenter
Ena Swansea
The City of New York
The Wooster Group
Wagner College
What’s the Score Johnny?
The Architectural League
Planthouse Gallery
Wave Hill
Telsey + Company
Princeton Public Library

Private

Daniel and Pernilla Ammann
Barry X Ball
David Berliner and Betsy Jacobs
Mary and Jorge Calderon
Merry Conway and Fred Cosandey
Sara Driver and Jim Jarmusch
Fabrizio Ferri
Chris and Lisa J Goode
Lisa Kaye
Maria Simpson and Michael Kimmelman
Elizabeth LeCompte
Lawrence Markey
Anne Marino and Bernard Telsey
Katie Michel
S.I. and Victoria Newhouse
Jon Cohen and Julia Pershan
Anne Sherwood and Jeff Pundyk
Tom and Clay Tarica
Jim Tarica
Timothy White
Adam Schlesinger
Peter Merelis
Verena Wiesendanger

Awards

Arts and Letters Award in Architecture, American Academy of Arts and Letters, 2016

AIA NYS Design Excellence Award, 2015 (SculptureCenter)

Wood Design Awards , 2015 (Stapleton Library)

IALD Lighting Design Award, 2015 (Stapleton Library)

NYPL Neighborhood Library Award, 2014 (Stapleton Library)

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, 2014 (SculptureCenter)

Residential Architect Design Award, 2014 (Larchmont House)

AIA New York Merit Award, 2014

AIA College of Fellows, Andrew D. Berman FAIA, 2014

Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award, 2013

AIA New York Design Excellence Award, 2013

AIA New York Design Excellence Award, 2013 (The National Opera Center)

AIA New York Merit Award, 2012 (MoMA PS1 Entrance Building, SculptureCenter, Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Design Study)

Emerging Voices Award, Architectural League of New York, 2009

Design Excellence Award, Queens Chamber of Commerce, 2009 (Engine Company 259 Firehouse)

AIA New York Design Excellence Award, 2008 (Writing Studio, Center for Architecture, Stapleton Library)

AIA New York Merit Award, 2008 (Grand Street Residence, Center for Architecture, Stapleton Library)

AIA New York Design Excellence Award, 2004

AIA New York Merit Award, 2004

Second Prize, New York New Housing Competition, 2004 (New Housing New York)

AIA New York Design Excellence Award, 2003 (Whitespace Studios)

First Prize, AIA New York Headquarters Competition, 2000 (Center for Architecture)

AIA New York Interiors Citation, 1997 (Industria Superstudio)

Selected Publications

 

"Architect Andrew Berman" AI Architecture of Israel Quarterly, October 2015 (Watermill Residence & Writing Studio

"SculptureCenter" Architect Magazine, March 2015 (SculptureCenter Renovation & Expansion)

"Stapleton Library" C3, No. 365, January 2015 (Stapleton Library)

"Stapleton Library" Casabella, October 2014 (Stapleton Library) 

"SculptureCenter Steps out into the Light" NY Times, October 2014 (SculptureCenter)

"House of the Month" Architectural Record, August 2014 (Watermill Residence)

“National Pride,” BBC Music Magazine, October 2012 (The National Opera Center)

“New Opera Center, for Practicing as Well as Performing,” The New York Times, September 2012 (The National Opera Center)

“Public Art,” Interior Design, September 2012 (MoMA PS1 Entrance Building)

“Taking Care of Business,” Interior Design, September 2010 (Engine Company 259 Firehouse)

“Eggs in the City,” Architectural Digest, May 2009 (Grand Street Loft)

“Retreats in the Landscape,” Architectural Record, April 2009 (Writing Studio)

“Emerging Voices 2009,” The Architect’s Newspaper, March 2009 (Center for Architecture)

“Center for Architecture” Architectural Record, June 2000 (Center for Architecture)

“Industria Superstudio & Green Street Loft Projects,” Converted Spaces, Conran, 1998 (Industria Studio)

“Art and Architecture, New York Style: Production Studios, Theaters and Galleries,” Oculus, November 1997 (Industria Studio)

“Industria Superstudio,” Diseno Interior, April 1997 (Industria Superstudio)

“Industria Superstudio, NYC,” Abitare, December 1996 (Industria Superstudio)

“Photosynthesis: I.D. Studios,” Interior Design, September 1996 (Industria Superstudio)