Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA Medal of Honor

Congratulations to Andrew Bernheimer who is being awarded the 2023 Medal of Honor by the AIA, American Institute of Architects. Andrew Bernheimer is a Brooklyn-based architect and Associate Professor of Architecture at the Parsons School of Design. Bernheimer leads an eponymous firm responsible for a wide variety of residential, civic, and commercial projects, including award-winning, multi-unit affordable housing developments across the five boroughs and private residences in the northeast. The studio is also currently the only private architectural firm in the United States with unionized labor.

Bernheimer edited Timber in the City (ORO Editions, 2015), a book featuring innovative practices in wood construction, and co-edited the collection Fairy Tale Architecture (ORO Editions, 2020) with his sister, Kate Bernheimer. In 2018, Bernheimer was elevated to the College of Fellows of the American Institute of Architects. Bernheimer sits on the Executive Board of the Institute for Public Architecture in New York City.

While Director of the M.Arch program at Parsons from 2012 to 2016, Bernheimer oversaw a graduate program known for its connections between design and practice and its distinct focus on the constructed environment of New York City’s communities. The program includes a signature design-build studio and cross-disciplinary curricular opportunities with graduate programs in lighting and interior design. He currently teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate architecture sequences.

At Parsons Bernheimer teaches in both the graduate and undergraduate architecture sequences.

Previously, Bernheimer was a founding partner of the award-winning firm Della Valle Bernheimer.