Deborah Berke is the founding partner of Deborah Berke Partners, the architect of the 21c Museum Hotels, and the Dean of the Yale School of Architecture.

I hate the expression “adaptive reuse.” It seems like Pentagon-speak from the 60s or something. But I love the idea of adaptive reuse because old buildings have the idea of sustainability, have a lot of embedded energy in them. Deborah Berke on new uses for old places.


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