Valentines for Dean Berke

2-16

Frame + Essence

February 23, 2017

Dear Dean Berke,

You are a queen. A goddess.

I get starstruck when you come up to the 7th floor.

So much fangirling.

Good job! Keep it up!

Love the different cocktails.

Your thoughtful responses to undergrad concerns gives me hope for the people coming into the major.

Your presence makes us better; your words and actions tenfold so.

Thanks for taking us seriously. It’s a nice feeling.

Love the way you put it “architecture majors and talented and very under-appreciated.”

I had to resist the urge to pump my fist victoriously in the air when Cynthia Zarin quoted you in her Daily Themes lecture.

Thank you for understanding the post-graduation plight of international students at this (and every other) architecture school. STEM OPT might cease to exist, but I’m grateful that you cared enough to try.

Love,

Admirers from YSoA