Company Profile

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The work of Bernheimer Architecture is forward-thinking, sustainable and unique, incorporating new as well as traditional materials in evocative forms to advance the art of the built environment. Whether for public or private clients, Bernheimer Architecture solves complex architectural problems with innovative thinking. Andrew Bernheimer has designed award-winning residential projects, commercial spaces and institutional projects. With Bernheimer Architecture he aspires to improve the lives of those in need through socially-conscious affordable and supportive housing work.

Bernheimer Architecture provides full architectural design, construction administration, planning and zoning analysis services, as well as interior, furniture, and object design. Bernheimer Architecture employs LEED accredited professionals and provides designs that reduce the impact of construction on the environment.

Our portfolio (including work done in collaboration with Jared Della Valle as Della Valle Bernheimer) includes affordable and high-end residential, commercial, hospitality, mixed-use, public architectural projects, furniture design, architectural design competitions, and art installations.

Bernheimer's work has been featured in numerous publications including the New York Times, ARTFORUM, The Architect’s Newspaper, ARTNews, ID Magazine, Architecture Magazine, Oculus, Metropolis Magazine, Interior Design, Abitare, The Architectural Review, and FRAME, amongst others. Bernheimer has lectured at Parsons the New School for Design, the Van Alen Institute in New York City, the San Francisco Institute for Planning and Urban Research, as well as at Washington University in St. Louis, Reed College, Cornell University, Syracuse University, and the Rhode Island School of Design. Bernheimer (with Jared Della Valle) was a Seinfeld Visiting Critic in Architecture at Syracuse in 2008 and was a visiting critic of Architecture at the Sam Fox School of Design at Washington University in St. Louis. He has also taught at RISD, Columbia, Lehigh University, and the School of Constructed Environments at Parsons. The work of Della Valle Bernheimer, his previous firm, is the subject of a monograph published in 2009 by Princeton Architectural Press, entitled “Think/Make”.

Bernheimer's work has been shown at the Architectural League of New York, Syracuse University, Washington University in St. Louis, the National Building Museum, the Max Protetch Gallery, the Van Alen Institute, and is in the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection. Along with Jared Della Valle he won the first San Francisco Prize in Architecture and resulted in their first commission. He was selected as a winner of the Architectural League of New York’s 2002 Young Architects Forum and also named a 2007 Emerging Voice by the League. He has received numerous Awards from the AIA New York City Chapter (2002, 2003, 2007, 2010), the AIA Long Island Chapter (2008), the AIA New York State Chapter (2008), and the Boston Society of Architects (2010). His work at DB was also selected as a winner of Architect Magazine’s Annual Design Review (2009) and Annual Research and Development Award (2010), among others citations. Affordable housing in Brooklyn completed in 2007 through the city’s New Foundations program received a special citation from the NYC AIA and a Nice Modernist Award from Dwell Magazine, and the renovation/restoration of the former home of Paul Rudolph at 23 Beekman Place in NYC was selected as an Honor Award winner by the New York City chapter of the AIA.

Recently completed work includes two large condominium projects in West Chelsea in New York City which have been widely published and have received numerous citations. Bernheimer also collaborated with Jared Della Valle and Architecture Research Office on a cutting-edge passive house in Syracuse, NY, completed in 2010. This project, "R-House", won a 2010 Award of Merit from the New York City Chapter of the AIA, a National AIA Award for Housing, and an R+D Award from Architect Magazine.

Staff Biographies

Andrew Bernheimer AIA, NCARB

Andrew Bernheimer has honed an ability to execute subtle, exciting, and complex architecture within the constraints of real-world construction practices. With a diverse background in design and academia, Bernheimer partnered with Jared Della Valle in 1996 to form the award-winning architecture practice Della Valle Bernheimer. Bernheimer and Della Valle continue to collaborate; however Della Valle has pursued his passion for real estate development with Alloy LLC, while Andrew Bernheimer has formed his own practice. Bernheimer plans to focus on New York's urban landscape through research and built work to include civic, residential and affordable housing projects.
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Current Studio Members

Alexandra Burr
Caryn Lee Farnum
Aaron Forrest
Dana Frankel
Tessie Nam
Lara Shihab-Eldin
Max Worrell