Medal of Honor awarded to Andrew Bernheimer, FAIA AIANY 2023 Award Ceremony

Andy Bernheimer, Associate Professor of Architecture, received the AIANY Medal of Honor award at the Annual Award Lunch, April 20, 2023.  The Medal of Honor, conferred by AIANY since 1914, is the Chapter’s highest form of recognition. It acknowledges an architect or firm of architects for distinguished work and high professional standing. He was joined in this important recognition by fellow faculty and colleagues in receiving this award.

Andrew Bernheimer is a Brooklyn-based architect and 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.