Jared Della Valle, AIA, LEED AP / Founding Partner
With dual masters in both Architecture and Construction Management and years of practical experience as a Project Manager with an elite contractor in NY, Della Valle has a unique ability to transform thoughts into reality. Intent on understanding the perspective of the trades, emerging construction technologies, and influential economic factors, Della Valle has helped the firm and its clients critically develop and edit its priorities. His clear vision and undistracted attention to detail reduces construction complexity into achievable clarity.
Della Valle is also a founding partner of Alloy Development, a design-oriented real estate development company that seeks projects whose design creates economic opportunity. Whether acting as architect or developer, Della Valle has the opportunity to make decisions with rigor and speed uncommon in the design and real estate development communities. Understanding what clients go through, how the economics of a project influences design, and what it means to take a risk is an invaluable insight. His experience as a developer helps DB communicate its design intent in an unpretentious manner that supports clients’ goals.
With his partner Andrew Bernheimer, Della Valle has tested these practices in projects of all scales. Thriving on project variety, the partnership has been fortunate enough to work for a diverse portfolio of public, institutional, non-profit, and private clients whose diverse context and personalities forces a welcome variety of thought and response. Recently, Della Valle was the partner in charge of the sensitive renovation of Paul Rudolph’s former Manhattan residence, and the ground up construction of three luxury condominium buildings in Chelsea, the West Village and Hudson Yards. Personally engaged in all DB’s projects, Della Valle actively participates in the entire design process, all phases of documentation, and construction.
Della Valle is a licensed architect in New York State, a member of AIA, NCARB Registered, a LEED AP, a member and supporter of the Architectural League of NY, and a supporter of the AIA’s New York chapter. With Bernheimer, he has taught at Washington University in St. Louis, Parsons New School of Design, and Syracuse University, where he will be returning to teach in the Fall of 2010. He has lectured at major universities and institutions and the work of the firm has been the subject of more than 50 articles and publications.
Bachelor of Arts with Honors – Lehigh University
Masters Degrees in Architecture and Construction Management with Honors – Washington University in St. Louis
Andrew Bernheimer, AIA, NCARB / Founding Partner
For more than a decade, Andrew Bernheimer has honed an affinity for executing subtle, exciting, and complex architecture within the constraints of real-world construction practices. With a diverse background in the world of high design and academia, Bernheimer has been a force behind Della Valle + Bernheimer Design LLP’s attaining significant recognition and awards from the AIA, the federal government, private museums, the press and others.
Bernheimer’s focus is on the thoughtful translation of conceptualism into built form and on executing works of complexity and subtlety with a strong sense of economy and practicality. With his partner, Jared Della Valle, Bernheimer has tested these practices in projects of all scales. Thriving on project variety, Bernheimer has been fortunate enough to work for a diverse portfolio of public, institutional, non-profit, and private clients whose wide-ranging context and personalities has elicited a welcome variety of thought and response. His work includes the design of a competition-winning entry for an installation at the Philbrook Museum of Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma, as well as the design of significant private residences in upstate New York, Connecticut, and the Hamptons. Personally engaged in all DB’s projects, Bernheimer actively participates in the entire design process, all phases of documentation, and throughout construction.
Bernheimer is a licensed Architect in New York State, a member of AIA, NCARB Registered, and a member and supporter of the Architectural League of NY. He is currently a visiting professor of architecture in the Masters program at Washington University and teaches at the Parsons New School of Design. He has taught at Syracuse University, Lehigh University, the Rhode Island School of Design, and the City College of New York. Bernheimer has lectured at major universities and institutions and the work of the firm has been the subject of more than 50 articles and publications. Think/Make, a monograph on the firm’s first decade of practice, was recently published by Princeton Architectural Press.
Bachelor of Arts – Williams College, 1990
Master Degree in Architecture with Honors – Washington University in St. Louis, 1994
Garrick Jones, Studio Director
Garrick Jones has been an integral member of Della Valle Bernheimer since 2005, responsible on a multitude of projects for all levels of design and project development including site and building design, programming, management, construction documentation, and construction administration. Projects include the R-House prototype, SoHo Hotel, the 245 Tenth and 459 West 18th Street condominium buildings, Maine State Pier, the Lightbox and Eco-retreat residences, and numerous other residential and commercial projects. Through over fifteen years of professional experience, his work spans the gamut at a multitude of scales; from large scale architectural, landscape and urban design projects to mixed use, institutional, and residential projects to interiors, furniture design and graphic identity, from planning and design to research and teaching to fabrication and administration. The heart of each project for Garrick is the empowerment of the user, in terms of social, domestic, and environmental infrastructures, and in terms of the project as an artful celebration toward their endeavors.
Garrick is also Founder and Principal of Ten to One Architecture, a small architectural design studio which has completed and has in construction over two dozen residential and commercial renovation projects throughout New York City as well as research projects abroad.
Garrick has been an invited professor and curriculum coauthor for the Bennington College undergraduate Architecture Department, a Teaching Assistant for the Parsons New School for Design Master of Architecture and Undergraduate Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Programs, and is a regularly invited Review Critic at numerous institutions. He is currently developing a workshop on post-industrial remediation architectures in the Gowanus Canal area of New York.
Master of Architecture - Harvard University, Graduate School of Design, 2003 Bachelor of Arts, Architecture and Fine Arts - Bennington College, 1994