Faculty portfolios

  • 23 Beekman Place, interior. Photo by Richard Barnes.
    23 Beekman Place, interior. Photo by Richard Barnes.

Jared Della Valle

Campus Box 1079

With dual masters in both Architecture and Construction Management from Washington University (2006) and years of practical experience as a project manager with an elite contractor in New York, Jared Della Valle has a unique ability to transform thoughts into reality. Intent on understanding the perspective of the trades, emerging construction technologies, and influential economic factors, Della Valle has helped his firm Della Valle + Bernheimer Design, LLP, and its clients critically develop and edit their priorities. His clear vision and undistracted attention to detail reduce construction complexity into achievable clarity.

Della Valle is also a founding partner of Alloy Development, a design-oriented real estate development company that seeks projects whose design creates economic opportunity. Whether acting as architect or developer, Della Valle has the opportunity to make decisions with rigor and speed uncommon in the design and real estate development communities. By understanding what clients go through, how the economics of a project influence design, and what it means to take a risk, he provides invaluable insight. His experience as a developer helps DB communicate its design intent in an unpretentious manner that supports clients' goals.

With his partner Andrew Bernheimer, Della Valle has tested these practices in projects of all scales. Thriving on project variety, the partnership has been fortunate enough to work for a diverse portfolio of public, institutional, non-profit, and private clients whose diverse context and personalities force a welcome variety of thought and response. Recently, Della Valle was the partner in charge of the sensitive renovation of Paul Rudolph's former Manhattan residence, and the ground-up construction of three luxury condominium buildings in Chelsea, the West Village, and Hudson Yards. Personally engaged in all of DB's projects, Della Valle actively participates in the entire design process, all phases of documentation, and construction.

Della Valle is a licensed architect in New York State, a member of AIA, NCARB Registered, a LEED AP, a member and supporter of the Architectural League of NY, and a supporter of the AIA's New York chapter. Della Valle and Bernheimer were visiting professors in the Sam Fox School for the Spring 2010 semester; before that, he and Bernheimer had most recently taught at the Parsons New School of Design. Della Valle also has taught at Syracuse University and has lectured at major universities and institutions. The work of the firm has been the subject of more than 50 articles and publications.