Design Legends documents the experiences and perspectives of distinguished designers, architects, design writers, and design critics.

Deborah Berke an architect, academic, and the founder of New York–based architecture and interior design firm. Her work dissolves the boundaries between architecture and interior design by distilling complex considerations—environmental, social, and aesthetic—to their essence. From visionary master plans to the focused details of interiors, Deborah Berke works at all scales with transformative outcomes.

Berke sat down with Cooper Hewitt Trustee, author, and radio host Kurt Andersen to discuss her life, work, and inspirations.