Profile

Berry and Linné is dedicated to an ongoing investigation of the hidden potential within the contemporary built environment. We consider everyday typologies and situations to be the starting point for architectural speculation; by beginning with what’s already there we strive to uncover the possibilities of what could be there. In our work, we utilize and manipulate conventions of form, program, and patterns of development in the proposition of new and improved (and perhaps unexpected) solutions to seemingly familiar architectural questions. It is our belief that the optimization of existing forms and ideas is a more productive enterprise than a wholesale restructuring of our daily ways of life.

Berry and Linné is the design collaboration of Rob Berry and Clover Linné.

Rob Berry is a licensed architect in California and New York. He received his Bachelor of Science in Architecture from the University of Virginia and his Master of Architecture from Yale University. He is a Lecturer in the School of Architecture at the University of Southern California. Previously, he taught architecture and design at Parsons the New School for Design and New York University. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Los Angeles Forum for Architecture and Urban Design.

Clover Linné is a licensed architect in California and New York. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Art from UCLA and her Master of Architecture from Yale University.

 

Awards

National Planning Achievement Award for a Best Practice, LADOT People St, American Planning Association, 2016

Award of Excellence for Planning Best Practices, LADOT People St, APA California Chapter, 2015

Award of Excellence for Planning Best Practices, LADOT People St, APA Los Angeles, 2015

Planning Excellence Award for Grassroots Initiative, DLANC Complete Streets Working Group, APA Los Angeles, 2012

Wiley Professional Award for Hand Delineation, Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition, 2007

 

Exhibitions

Modesto Architecture Festival 2014, Modesto Architecture Festival Center, Modesto, CA, September 13 - 21, 2014

FitNation Exhibition, AIA New York Center for Architecture, New York, NY, June 13 - September 7, 2013

Ken Roberts Memorial Delineation Competition Exhibition, The Dallas Center for Architecture, Dallas, TX, January 2008

 

Press

"Oh, Boyle Rules." Architect's Newspaper, West Edition, April 27, 2016, 1, 15.

"Bike racks add art to downtown Modesto." Modesto Bee, November 15, 2014.

"Here Now, Dumpsters, Old Cars, and Other Quirky 'Parklets'." Curbed, July 15, 2014.

"Artistic Bike Racks Bring a Touch of Beauty to the Design District." Modesto View, June 2014, 14.

"Putting the Park in Parking." Westways, June 2013, 36-39.

"Los Angeles' New Parklets Bring Color, Fun to the Street." Architect's Newspaper, February 8, 2013.

"Drawing Rooms." Time Out New York, October 18-24, 2007, 42.