Stan Allen contributed an essay, 'A New York Architect', in which he writes:
"Andrew Berman is a New York architect. In a global age, when architects spend their lives in airports, practicing far from home, building for cultures they don’t know or understand, and working through an elaborate chain of associated architects, Berman works on his own, almost exclusively in and around New York City, where he is based. This means engaging both the building culture of the city, with its burdensome regulatory apparatus and complicated logistics of construction, as well as the culture of a dynamic, cosmopolitan city. It is a brash and unforgiving city, driven by finance and impelled relentlessly to growth, often at the expense of its past. But it still functions as a creative capital, where pockets of artists survive, and despite the odds, a place of bottom-up invention and improvisational creativity. It is a place where wealthy clients support a robust community of smallscale builders, fabricators and craftsmen. Working close to home means that Berman can be on the building site, in close contact with the process of construction. It is an attitude more common in an earlier generation that maintained a commitment to working locally. It means that as an architect, he lives with what he has made: it forms the fabric of the city where he lives and works."