The New York-based architecture studio formerly known as Deborah Berke Partners is now TenBerke.
The name is conceived to reflect the significance of the number 10 to the practice, which cites that it speaks of multiples and unity. The title also nods to the Powers of 10, or the duties of the designers to examine both the big picture and fine details of each project.
The ethics-based vision for the practice, which Deborah Berke first established in 1982, has also been redefined. “We believe that architecture is never an end itself. It is a tool that turns what we have into what we need,” TenBerke’s announcement reads. “Our projects lead to outcomes: the beneficial ways people use our spaces; how our buildings grant agency; and how our projects connect us meaningfully to time and place, and to one another. We design projects to be the instruments of meaningful and sustainable change.”
TenBerke has also elevated architect and design leader Aaron Plewke and firm comptroller Damaris Arias—two senior members of the team—to owners.
More from HD:
2023 Development Update: Indonesia
4 Panelists Offer a Sneak Peek to HD Expo + Conference 2023
Amber Asher on What’s To Come From Standard International