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.
Bernheimer artfully translates concepts into built forms with a strong sense of economy and practicality. His diverse portfolio of public, institutional, non-profit, and private work with wideranging contexts and diverse client personalities has elicited a welcome variety of thought and response. Best known work includes the renovation of legendary architect Paul Rudolph's penthouse apartment and office at 23 Beekman Place in New York City; innovative residential condominiums at 245 Tenth Avenue, adjacent to the High Line and 459 West 18th, both in New York City; an installation at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma; and Glenmore Gardens, affordable housing in East New York; as well as significant private residences in upstate New York, Connecticut, and the Hamptons.
Bernheimer is a licensed Architect in New York State and a member of NCARB. He is a member of the AIA (American Institute of Architects), a Fellow at the Institute for Urban Design and a member of the Architectural League of New York. He currently teaches at the Parsons, The New School of Design and has taught at Syracuse University, Lehigh University, the Rhode Island School of Design and The City College of New York. He has lectured at major universities and institutions; his work has been the subject of over fifty articles and publications. In 2009 "Think/Make", a monograph on the first decade of his practice at Della Valle Bernheimer, was published in 2009 by Princeton Architectural Press.
Bachelor of Arts - Williams College, 1990
Master Degree in Architecture with Honors - Washington University in St. Louis, 1994
Jared Della Valle
With dual masters in both Architecture and Construction Management and years of practical experience as a Project Manager with an elite contractor in NY, Della Valle has a unique ability to transform thoughts into reality. Intent on understanding the perspective of the trades, emerging construction technologies, and influential economic factors, Della Valle has helped the firm and its clients critically develop and edit its priorities. His clear vision and undistracted attention to detail reduces construction complexity into achievable clarity.
Della Valle is also a founding partner of Alloy Development, a design-oriented real estate development company that seeks projects whose design creates economic opportunity. Whether acting as architect or developer, Della Valle has the opportunity to make decisions with rigor and speed uncommon in the design and real estate development communities. Understanding what clients go through, how the economics of a project influences design, and what it means to take a risk is an invaluable insight. His experience as a developer helps DB communicate its design intent in an unpretentious manner that supports clients' goals.
With his partner Andrew Bernheimer, Della Valle has tested these practices in projects of all scales. Thriving on project variety, the partnership has been fortunate enough to work for a diverse portfolio of public, institutional, non-profit, and private clients whose diverse context and personalities forces a welcome variety of thought and response. Recently, Della Valle was the partner in charge of the sensitive renovation of Paul Rudolph's former Manhattan residence, and the ground up construction of three luxury condominium buildings in Chelsea, the West Village and Hudson Yards. Personally engaged in all DB's projects, Della Valle actively participates in the entire design process, all phases of documentation, and construction.
Della Valle is a licensed architect in New York State, a member of AIA, NCARB Registered, a LEED AP, a member and supporter of the Architectural League of NY, and a supporter of the AIA's New York chapter. With Bernheimer, he is currently teaching at the Parsons New School of Design and has taught at Syracuse University. He has lectured at major universities and institutions and the work of the firm has been the subject of more than 50 articles and publications.
Bachelor of Arts with Honors - Lehigh University
Masters Degrees in Architecture and Construction Management with Honors - Washington University in St. Louis