08.01.11

Frank J. Prial, Jr., AIA named an Associate Partner

Frank J. Prial, Jr., AIA, Associate Partner

We are pleased to announce that Frank J. Prial, Jr., AIA has been named an Associate Partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners. Mr. Prial has over 20 years of experience in the design and management of significant historic preservation projects. He has contributed to and led many of the firm's most complex restoration and revitalization projects, including Grand Central Terminal, the Empire State Building, the Morgan Library & Museum, MTA/LIRR East Side Access, Castle Clinton National Monument, the Baltimore Basilica, and the Saint Paul Union Depot.

His projects have been recognized with many prestigious preservation awards, including the Lucy G. Moses award from the New York Landmarks Conservancy, and awards from the New York Preservation League and AIA New York State. In 2010 the restoration of the Empire State Building lobby received a National Preservation Honor Award from the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Mr. Prial has served on the Board of Advisors of the Historic Districts Council and is a regular presenter and visiting critic in Architecture, Preservation and Urban Design at Pratt Institute and at the New Jersey Institute of Technology. In 2008 he was a featured speaker in an episode of The American Experience entitled Grand Central broadcast nationally on PBS.

Mr. Prial is graduate of Pratt Institute (B.Arch. with Honors), and of the University of Massachusetts, Amherst (B.A., English, with Honors).