Barry A. Berkus, A.I.A., is the founder and President of B3 Architects and Berkus Design Studio. He has remained on the forefront of design in the US and abroad for over forty-five years. His firms are involved in a broad range of projects, including resort and master planned communities, urban infill, commercial and institutional projects and residential design. His firms have received more than 450 design and planning awards from regional and national competitions. Berkus has been featured in USA Today, Money, Architectural Record, Progressive Architecture, Art News, and Architectural Digest, which named him one of the world’s ‘top 100 architects’.
His firm was awarded two Operation Breakthrough awards through the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for new building technology; he was named “Innovator of the Year” by Professional Builder; Architectural Digest counted him one of “The AD 100 Architects”; Builder Magazine named him one of the 100 most influential individuals in the past century of American housing; Residential Architect called him one of the ten most significant figures of 20th century residential architecture, and Barry Berkus is a 2005 inaugural inductee into the Builder’s Choice Hall of Fame, as well as a 2007 inductee into the California Building Industry Foundation Hall of Fame and a 2008 inductee into the Best in American Living Awards Hall of Fame.