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In the ongoing role of House Architect for the Church of the Heavenly Rest, BBB provides programming, preservation, and system upgrades for the historic building.
A campus plan for The Masters School provides a roadmap for the implementation of key projects that support the school’s Strategic Plan, enable formal and informal interaction across a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff, and unify a campus known for its historic architecture and dramatic landscape.
BBB completed a Comprehensive Building Plan for Washington DC’s premier performing arts center, a roadmap for capital planning.
BBB has guided the restoration of Marcel Breuer’s iconic 1966 building – originally designed as the Whitney Museum – and helped transform it into The Met Breuer. In this iconic space, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The building is bold and intimate at the same time, with an integrity, beauty, and honesty of design, materials, and execution that places it among the most distinguished mid-century modern buildings in New York.
BBB’s programming, building assessment, and space utilization studies for St. Peter’s Preparatory School have been followed by a series of major capital improvements throughout the multi-building campus.
BBB’s planning and design for NYU’s “Broadway Block” creates an overall identity for the Tisch School of the Arts while still maintaining the unique character and requirements of each department.
BBB’s design for a new building on the Bloomington Campus features materials that respect the historic campus context, balanced by contemporary detailing characteristic of a modern addition.
Through the renovation and expansion of one of America’s first enclosed shopping centers, BBB has designed a new model for the ubiquitous suburban mall.
BBB’s rehabilitation of Newark Penn Station has restored its historic character, added amenities, and contributed to the revitalization of downtown Newark.
A Land Use Framework is guiding the development of a new Aga Khan University Hospital and Wellness Campus in downtown Kampala, where a diversity of activities will foster a vibrant teaching-learning-healing environment.
Atlanta’s first mixed-use development, an iconic mid-century modern complex, will be transformed with a focus on the pedestrian experience.
The Strategic Opportunity Plan provides a broad vision and identity for the Uptown area of Cincinnati by improving circulation, connectivity, open space, centers of activity and the physical relationships of large institutions to their neighborhoods.
BBB’s work at Union Depot restores a grand public building in St. Paul to its original use as a train station, re-establishing an architectural icon and providing an engine for economic and urban revitalization.
BBB’s comprehensive renovation and rooftop addition has recharged MIT’s historic Building E52 for reinvigorated academic use and institute-wide conferencing.
BBB’s revitalization of Rockefeller Center greatly enhances its public and retail spaces, ensuring a prosperous future for the beloved New York City landmark.
Following the completion of a comprehensive Campus Master Plan, BBB converted Williams Hall — a 1903 laboratory building in the heart of the historic Asa Packer Campus — into a lively interdisciplinary academic office building.
The Campus Master Plan for Dartmouth supports key strategic initiatives, within a framework of connectivity and landscape to guide development of academic, residential and campus life spaces.
BBB transformed a former hotel on Madison Avenue into a luxury residential building with two stories of first-class retail space.
BBB’s conversion of an underground parking garage into a suite of spaces for museum operations allows additional public space to be dedicated to the visitor experience.
BBB’s work on the revitalization of Grand Central Terminal has transformed America’s busiest train station into a contemporary, multi-use transit and retail hub.
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Prominently located on the Charles River, Building E52 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has reopened following a comprehensive renovation and rooftop addition. The recharged historic 1930’s building houses MIT’s Department of Economics, administrative suites for the Sloan School of Management, and an Institute conference center in the former home of the Faculty Club.
On May 27, 2016 the Ellis Island Immigration Museum will debut a traveling exhibition from its European Counterpart in Antwerp, Belgium, the Red Star Line Museum. “Via Antwerp: The Road to Ellis Island” chronicles the timeless story of European emigration with powerful testimonies, artifacts, and artwork. The show is being mounted in conjunction with the 100th anniversary of the US National Park Service, which protects and supports Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty.
An article in Real Estate Weekly looks at BBB’s master plan and expansion for Xavier High School in New York. The new 6-story Fernandez-Duminuco Hall is designed to directly support the institution’s guiding pedagogical goals while meeting the growing requirements of the school and its students.
Contemplating the 50th anniversary of the New York City Landmarks Law—which was being formulated when Penn Station was threatened with demolition and enacted only after it was lost—it is interesting to look at the ways in which preservation and design are intrinsically linked, and the importance of the narrative.
In our second installment of “In Construction,” a new series that explores behind-the-scenes building technologies and methods, we take a look at the Building E52 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and three unique aspects of the project: adding a new conference room on top of the building, using mast climbers to clean the facade, and creating a parametrically modified wall panel system. Faculty have moved in this month, and classes will be held at the start of the spring semester.
North American Properties has enlisted Beyer Blinder Belle in collaboration with Atlanta-based Lord Aeck Sargent to “reimagine” Midtown Atlanta’s Colony Square. A preliminary conceptualization was released today:
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