Noah Biklen

AIA, LEED AP | Senior Principal | Owner

Noah is motivated by how architecture as a practice can bring people together. Noah’s projects develop a common vocabulary grounded in composition and proportion:

“Every project has an incredible moment of discovery that emerges from listening closely and working together. For me, architecture is as much a social process of designing and building with a group of people as it is about composition and form.”

Noah leads projects for academic and cultural institutions, along with residential projects. In his work, he combines a deep knowledge in building and façade technologies with his sensitive eye for composition, proportion, and materiality. For Noah, the envelope is where buildings mediate between a larger site and an interior environment: where we explore how to connect a building to its place, to establish identity, and to make places that are inclusive and public. Noah designed our projects for Cummins and SUNY Fredonia, the North Penn House, and led the design of our project for Princeton University. Noah is currently leading two projects at Brown University, a pair of residence halls and a building for the integrated sciences in downtown Providence.

Noah received an A.B. from Brown, and an M.Arch. from Yale University. He has taught at the Yale School of Architecture and Parsons The New School for Design. Noah joined Deborah Berke Partners in 2002 and became a Principal of TenBerke in 2019.