Associate Professor of Architecture Andy Bernheimer Wins Distinction Award

Associate Professor of Architecture Andy Bernheimer has won an Alumni Award for Distinction from Washington University in St. Louis. The Awards for Distinction recognize Sam Fox School alumni, friends, and leaders in their fields for professional achievement in architecture, art, and design and/or for service to their profession, the community, or the Sam Fox School and Washington University.

Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA, is a Brooklyn-based architect and associate professor of architecture at the Parsons School of Design. He leads an eponymous firm responsible for a wide variety of residential, civic, and cultural projects, including new award-winning, multi-unit affordable housing developments across the five boroughs as well as private residences in the northeast region. He edited Timber in the City, a book published by ORO Editions that features 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 in the American Institute of Architects.

While director of the Master of Architecture program at Parsons from 2012-2016, Bernheimer oversaw a graduate program known for its connections between design and practice and a distinct focus on New York City’s communities and their constructed environments. 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.

Previously Bernheimer was a founding partner of the award-winning firm Della Valle Bernheimer. In 2009 Think/Make, a monograph on the first decade of his practice at Della Valle Bernheimer, was published by Princeton Architectural Press.

Bernheimer earned a BA from Williams College in 1990 and a Master of Architecture from Washington University in 1994. He was previously honored as a recipient of a Young Alumni Award from WashU’s School of Architecture in 2003.