Created By: Columbus Area Visitors Center
The Hope Branch of the Bartholomew County Public is situated on the east side of the Town Square in Hope, designed by Deborah Berke in 1998. Large windows, providing natural light for a comfortable daytime reading environment, dominate the high-ceilings and asymmetrical reading room. The library serves as an after-school gathering center in this small town and is designed to be an inviting, child-friendly place.
Architect Deborah Berke began her career as an architect in 1982. Since then, she has assembled a senior team of partners and principals with whom she has created a body of work with a distinct and lasting character. Deborah sets the creative direction for the practice and brings her unique design vision to each project. Her approach to architecture, which is informed by her pursuit of authenticity, love for the visual arts, and her intellectual rigor, pervades our design processes and our built projects.
In July 2016, Deborah became the dean of the Yale School of Architecture, where she has been a professor since 1987. Deborah continues Yale’s long tradition of distinguished practitioners who also served as Dean, including Robert A.M. Stern, Cesar Pelli, and Paul Rudolph. With a passion for both the teaching and practice of architecture, she continues to direct the firm’s creative work, as she has done throughout her academic career.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Hope, Indiana Sites