Dean, School of Architecture, Yale University, New Haven, CT, United States; Jury Chair of the Pritzker Architecture Prize, Chicago, IL, United States; Honorary Trustee, Norman Foster Foundation, Madrid, Spain
Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP is an architect, educator and the founder of New York-based architectural firm TenBerke. Deborah is the dean of the Yale School of Architecture and the first woman to hold this position. She has been a professor at Yale since 1987. She is the recipient of the Topaz Medallion, the highest honour for architectural education. In 2012, she was the inaugural designate of the Berkeley-Rupp
Prize at the University of California at Berkeley, which is given to an architect who has advanced the position of women in the profession and whose work emphasises a commitment to sustainability and the community. She is a board member of the James Howell Foundation, and a member of the board of directors of Yaddo, and an advisor to the Norman Foster Foundation. She serves on the jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest honour in the field. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and the National Academy of Design. Deborah is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and The City University of New York. In 2005, she was awarded an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.