Wednesday, March 13, 2019
6 pm - 7:30 pm
Andrew Berman, principal of Andrew Berman Architect, will present a range of built work and discuss the unique project parameters as well as ongoing concerns and objectives that inform the design process of each building.
Chapel for San Giorgio Maggiore in San Giorgio Maggiore, Venice, Italy Image: Andrew Berman Architect
Andrew Berman, FAIA, is a New York City-based architect focused on the realization of unique and finely executed buildings and public spaces. Since 1995 Andrew Berman Architect has worked on a wide range of project types and scales for diverse public, institutional, and private clients. Each commission is approached on its own unique terms through an intense engagement with user and site, drawing on the practice’s broad range of experiences in design and construction. The work utilizes an economy of means to create dignified and spatially rich architecture that resolves complex programs and sites. Each project is inextricably of its place. Materials are invested with purpose. They come alive in the light, and gain character over time through use and weathering.
Andrew Berman received a Bachelors of Arts from Yale College and a Masters of Architecture degree from the Yale School of Architecture. Andrew worked in Osaka, Chicago, and New York City, prior to opening Andrew Berman Architect. In 2010, Andrew received the Architectural League’s Emerging Voices Award, an invited competition for North American firms and individuals with distinct design voices and significant bodies of realized work. In 2014 Andrew was elected to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects, one of the highest honors the AIA can bestow upon its members. In 2016 Andrew received the Arts and Letters Award for Architecture from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. In 2018 Andrew was invited to design a chapel for the Vatican for the Venice Biennale. Andrew regularly participates in design juries at architectural schools, and lectures on the firm’s work and their Re-Envisioning Branch Libraries Proposal commissioned by the Center for an Urban Future. The work of the firm has received numerous design excellence awards, and has been published internationally.