Founded in 1996, Della Valle + Bernheimer Design LLP’s portfolio includes affordable and high-end residential, commercial and public architectural projects, furniture design, architectural design competitions, and art installations. Their design for the renovation of the Federal Plaza at the US Courthouse in San Francisco won the first San Francisco Prize in Architecture, which resulted in their first commission. This project won an annual design award from ID Magazine in 2000 as well as a national citation from the United States General Services Administration’s bi-annual design competition.
DB’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, Boston Magazine, Ottagono, and Competitions Magazine. A monograph on the firm’s work by Princeton Architectural Press will be published in 2008. The principals have lectured at 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, Virginia Tech University, Reed College, Cornell University, Syracuse University, and the Rhode Island School of Design.
The firm’s work has been shown at the Architectural League of New York, Washington University in St. Louis, the National Building Museum, the Max Protetch Gallery in New York City, the 2002 Venice Biennale, and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where their work is in the permanent collection. DB was selected as a winner of the Architectural League of New York’s 2002 Young Architects Forum and was given honors in the projects category by the AIA New York Chapter in both their 2002 and 2003 awards programs. DB was selected as a winner of Philbrook Museum of Art’s LANDED Competition in April of 2005 and they were named a 2007 Emerging Voice by the Architectural League of New York.
DB’s recently completed work includes a renovation/restoration of the former home of Paul Rudolph at 23 Beekman Place in NYC, which was selected as an Honor Award winner by the New York City chapter of the AIA, and affordable housing in Brooklyn through the city’s New Foundations program. Current projects include a 5400sf residence in New Fairfield, Connecticut, two condominium towers in Chelsea and a 75,000sf hotel in SoHo.
Della Valle + Bernheimer Design LLP provides a range of professional services, including full architectural services and construction consulting and client representational services.