Deborah Berke is the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, where she has been a professor since 1987. She has taught at the University of Maryland, the Rhode Island School of Design, the University of Miami, the University of California at Berkeley, and the Institute for Architecture and Urban Studies. Deborah won the first Berkeley-Rupp award, given by the University of California at Berkeley. She is a fellow of the American Institute of Architects, a Trustee and Vice President of the Urban Design Forum, a James Howell Foundation Board Member, and serves on the Yaddo Board of Directors. Deborah and her firm transform places, old and new, to create memorable and lasting architecture. They are recognized for their pursuit of authenticity, love for the visual arts, and intellectual rigor that pervades all they do. Deborah is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts and a Bachelor of Architecture and earned a Masters of Urban Planning from The City University of New York. Her Seaside work - along with thirteen iconic cottages - includes one of the first cottages, Forever Mary on Tupelo Street, and Modica Market.