Deborah Berke, FAIA, LEED AP is an architect, educator, and the founder of New York-based architecture firm Deborah Berke Partners. Deborah is the J.M. Hoppin Professor of Architecture and Dean of the Yale School of Architecture, the first woman to hold the position. She has been a Professor at Yale since 1987. In 2012, she was the inaugural recipient of the Berkeley-Rupp Prize at the University of California at Berkeley, which is given to an architect who has advanced the position of women in the profession and whose work emphasizes a commitment to sustainability and the community. She serves on the jury for the Pritzker Architecture Prize, the highest honor in the field. Deborah is a graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design and The City University of New York. In 2005, she was awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Fine Arts from the Rhode Island School of Design.