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DEBORA (DEBY) JOANNA KLAUSNER REISER (1927-)


Reiser graduated from Pratt in 1948. She worked for George Nemeny and Abraham Geller. She introduced her engineer father, Edward Klausner, to the firm in 1948, starting a long collaboration on dozens of projects. She started her own firm in 1972, and in 1996 the firm became Reiser Umemoto Reiser with the addition of her son and his wife. She did the interiors and often the furniture for most of her projects. She's still practicing in New York!

"As for women in architecture: when they give you the back, keep talking, and they will turn around." — Deby Reiser


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1960 - The Debora Reiser Barn Renovation, aka House in Dobbs Ferry, Dobbs Ferry NY. Original building built in 1895. Published in the New York Times, 10/16/1966 and one other time. Still owned by Reiser as of 2022.


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1975 - The Milton and Marilyn Brechner Renovation, 1 Barker's Point Road, Sands Point NY. Ranch house. Status unknown.


1978 - The Sheldon and Myrna Borus Renovation, Sands Point NY. Status unknown.


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Around 1978 - The Jacques Lennon Apartment, aka Sutton Place Apartment, NY. Status unknown.


1979 - The Donald and Bonnie Mahara Renovation, Sands Point NY. Status unknown.


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1980 - aka Waterfront House, Sands Point NY. Status unknown. Designed for a tennis player.


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Around 1980 - The Blatt House, aka Waterfront House, Mamaroneck NY. Status unknown.


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Around 1982 - The Zimmerman Apartment, aka 5th Avenue Apartment, New York NY. Status unknown.


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1983 - The Martin and Arlene Wolf House, Sands Point NY. Status unknown.


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1985 - The Gerald (Jerry) and Lee Starr House, Old Westbury NY. Status unknown.


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Around 1985 - aka Park Avenue Apartment, New York NY. Status unknown.


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Around 1985 - The Henry and Julie Jadow House, aka House in the Berkshires, NY. Status unknown. Landscaping and pool by Reiser + Umemoto.


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Around 1985 - The Donald and Bonnie Mahara House, aka House in Palm Beach, Rhone Circle, Palm Beach FL. Status unknown.


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Around 1990 - aka Midtown East Side Townhouse, New York NY. Status unknown.


Around 1990 - The Henry and Julie Jadow Apartment, aka Park Avenue Apartment, New York NY. Reiser also designed the furniture. Status unknown.


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Around 1992 - aka Upper West Side Apartment, New York NY. Status unknown.


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Around 1992 - aka Garage in Connecticut, Essex CT. Status unknown.


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Around 1997 - aka Tenafly House, Tenafly NJ. Status unknown.


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Around 1997 - aka Upper East Side Townhouse, New York NY. Status unknown.


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Around 2000 - The John and Carol Johnston House, aka Mountain House in Vermont. Status unknown.


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Around 2002 - aka Apartment Over 59th Street Bridge, New York NY. Status unknown.


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Around 2005 - aka Apartment in Palm Beach, Palm Beach FL. Status unknown.


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Around 2007 - The Eddie Epstein Apartment, aka New Jersey Apartment, Fort Lee NJ. Status unknown.


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Around 2010 - aka House from Converted Barn, Irvington NY. Status unknown.


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Around 2016 - The Reiser Apartment, aka Upper East Side Apartment, New York NY. Designed for her daughter.


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Around 2017 - The Wendy Mark Condo, aka Upper West Side Condo, New York NY. Status unknown.


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Around 2018 - aka Hamptons House Renovation. Also an addition, photos below. Status unknown.

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Around 2020 - aka Hamptons House Addition. Status unknown.


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Year unknown - The Brechner House, aka Vermont House. Former house of Pearl Buck. Status unknown.


Sources include: Caroline Rob Zaleski; Deby Reiser; Reiser+Umemoto.