Pride month: 7 architects & designers to know from the LGBTQIA + community
Berkus is a Chicago-based interior designer. He became a household name after his appearance on The Oprah Winfrey Show. Since then, Berkus has had his own TV shows, wrote two New York Times bestselling books, and developed numerous product lines. In 2014, Berkus and fellow designer Jeremiah Brent were the first same-sex couple to marry at the New York Public Library. He and her husband actively support LGBTQIA + initiatives and openly defend it in their interviews.
Campkin teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London and is also the director of the Urban Laboratory initiative at UCL, and was one of the co-founders of the LGBT and Queer Inter-Faculty Research Network ‘UCL. The expert’s report on the decline of LGBTQIA + explains how architects can play a central role in creating spaces suitable for gay people.
Jürgen Mayer H
Mayer H. is a German architect and artist, and the founder of J. Mayer H. Architects in Berlin. The firm focuses on international developments which are a mixture of architecture, communication and new technologies. Some of his famous projects include Metropol Parasol in Spain, Mensa Moltke in Germany and Danfoss Universe in Denmark.
Huber is a Mexican architect who draws heavily on historical objects and buildings such as the Palace of Versailles and the works of Théodore Gericault. Huber moved to New York in 2006 to study historic preservation at Columbia University. Recently, he launched Arquiste, a line of perfumes, which reflects his love for historical elements.