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BBB’s comprehensive renovation of the Roth Dining Pavilion creates a vibrant hub for eating, studying, and socializing.
BBB’s renovation of the landmark ‘21’ Club Restaurant combines contemporary materials and finishes with restored historic details to attract a new generation of patrons while maintaining its exclusive reputation and ambiance.
BBB’s contemporary design for a new restaurant and café at The Met Breuer is inspired by Marcel Breuer’s striking mid-century architecture.
BBB’s interiors for the renovated River Houses promote community and student well-being while accentuating the character and historic features of each House.
The Torch Club serves New York University faculty, administrators and alumni in a revitalized, historic, cast iron loft building in the heart of the Washington Square campus.
BBB’s design for the Harvard Undergraduate House Renewal Program preserves the spirit and culture of each residential House by creating a home away from home for students during their swing year.
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 transformed three turn-of-the-century buildings on the General Theological Seminary’s campus to create an educational conference center and a new public face on Tenth Avenue.
BBB’s design for a new, mixed-use facility on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor creates a lively, urban waterfront environment while remaining sympathetic to the surrounding industrial buildings.
BBB has designed three restaurants for a new entertainment complex in Reno, Nevada that transforms several underutilized blocks into a vibrant link between the city’s core and its riverfront.
BBB’s Master Plan for Jones Beach State Park includes adaptive reuse of its monumental and exuberantly detailed Art Deco bath houses and restaurant buildings strung along the mile-long boardwalk.
BBB has undertaken a multitude of projects with the National Park Service that assist with achieving its mission of “caring for the American legacy.”
BBB’s plan for Mission Rock creates a distinctive mixed-use development adjacent to San Francisco’s major league baseball stadium and waterfront parks.
BBB’s design for the Power & Light District has restored life to downtown Kansas City by integrating a livable and walkable neighborhood district into the surrounding urban fabric.
BBB’s design for a new mixed-use building at Columbia University creates a home for a progressive K-8 school, as well as premier faculty housing and ground floor retail.
BBB’s design for Fourth Street Live! turns an antiquated enclosed mall into a vibrant, open-air entertainment district.
BBB developed a comprehensive Preservation Plan that serves as the framework for the General Theological Seminary’s stewardship of its historic buildings.
BBB’s design for a new Student Center at one of New York City’s premier independent school creates additional student service facilities that feature gracious panoramic views of the campus and Van Cortlandt Park.
BBB has played a multi-faceted role in the award-winning restoration of New York’s historic Prince George Hotel and its conversion into an affordable housing facility.
BBB’s comprehensive renovation and rooftop addition has recharged MIT’s historic Building E52 for reinvigorated academic use and institute-wide conferencing.
BBB’s design for Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s historic River Houses, combines a complete re-visioning of its residential, academic, and public spaces with comprehensive envelope and system upgrades as well as a 41-bed addition.
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 design for its expansive new office space in Lower Manhattan incorporates the intrinsic assets of the iconic Equitable Insurance building — excellent light, impressive views and gracious proportions — with a flexible and contemporary work environment that facilitates collaboration.
Through architecture, landscape, and sustainability, BLDG 92 provides a new face and neighborhood identity for the historically significant Brooklyn Navy Yard.
BBB’s revitalization of Rockefeller Center greatly enhances its public and retail spaces, ensuring a prosperous future for the beloved New York City landmark.
BBB has transformed a high-end retail emporium into a contemplative environment for the Rubin Museum of Art, the largest facility devoted to Himalayan art in the Western World.
BBB’s restoration gives the historic Red Star Line inspection station new life as a museum that celebrates the emigrant experience.
At Ellis Island, BBB has made a cultural and historical symbol of American immigration accessible to generations of visitors.
BBB’s design consolidates and relocates the Church Pension Group headquarters, featuring an efficient open work place strategy and a unique combination of modern and spiritually inspired spaces and details.
BBB has adaptively reused an early twentieth century landmark theater in the heart of Hyde Park to create a home for the Chicago Innovation Exchange — a central gathering place for Chicago’s innovation ecosystem and a catalyst in the ongoing renaissance of 53rd street.
BBB’s master plan and restoration of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum enhances the original character of the Gilded-Age mansion while integrating the latest in museum technologies and providing visitors with a highly interactive learning environment for the study of American design.
BBB’s work at The Morgan Library & Museum preserves, restores and expands a New York City architectural treasure.
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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BBB’s contemporary interventions to mid-century architecture take inspiration from their modernist predecessors but are distinctly of their time, incorporating sophisticated materials, detailing, and amenities. Featured here are the recently-opened Flora Bar and Flora Coffee — a restaurant and café located within Marcel Breuer’s New York icon, now The Met Breuer museum — and The Hepburn, a bold new residential building inspired by the adjacent historic Washington Hilton.
An article in the Harvard Gazette offers a sneak peak inside the newly designed swing space for Harvard’s House Renewal and an article in the Harvard Crimson interviewed student residents of Dunster House soon after they were introduced to their swing year housing. As part of the program, BBB designed spaces to create a home away from home for students during their swing year. The design includes interiors services including layouts, furniture, finishes, fixtures and fabrics, as well as artwork, graphics, and donor signage for new student bedrooms, classrooms, and common spaces including dining facilities, gyms, libraries, music rooms, and multi-function spaces.
The below article in the Harvard Gazette chronicles the recently-completed renovations at Winthrop House, the second project completed as part of Harvard University’s House Renewal program.