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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’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 interiors for the renovated River Houses promote community and student well-being while accentuating the character and historic features of each House.
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.
BBB’s comprehensive renovation of the Roth Dining Pavilion creates a vibrant hub for eating, studying, and socializing.
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.
The centerpiece of BBB’s master plan for St. Peter’s Preparatory School is the conversion of an existing campus building into the Moriarty Science Center, a new state-of-the-art science education facility.
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’s master plan and expansion for Xavier High School directly support the institution’s guiding pedagogical goals while meeting the growing requirements of the school and its students.
The Strategic Framework Plan for Stony Brook University provides a coordinated approach to campus growth and development, in concert with a transformative greening of the campus core landscape.
The Game Innovation Lab at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering brings together students and faculty from a variety of disciplines to explore the future of digital game design.
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 developed a comprehensive Preservation Plan that serves as the framework for the General Theological Seminary’s stewardship of its historic buildings.
The comprehensive campus master plan for Phillips Academy honors a historic campus while guiding its evolution to meet 21st -century needs.
A comprehensive master plan for a new university campus and associated community will guide development of a resilient, mixed-use living and learning environment within a spectacular East African landscape.
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“John Belle changed the way American architects view the preservation and reclamation of our historic resources and, thus, provided the country, the city of New York, and Beyer Blinder Belle with an undying legacy.” — Frederick Bland, Managing Partner
Under the direction of Beyer Blinder Belle, New York City Hall has undergone the first comprehensive renovation in its 200-year lifetime, preparing it for another century of use as the city’s administrative hub. While the landmark looks much as it did originally, the building has been fortified with critical system updates that make it safer and more comfortable for its users.
In his New York Times article, writer David Dunlap considers how plans to redevelop the TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport into a 505-room hotel will bring new life to the beloved landmark. BBB completed a comprehensive restoration of the terminal in 2012 and will design the new hotel with Lubrano Ciavarra Architects for a partnership that includes MCR, JetBlue and the Port Authority.
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.
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.
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.
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“Our most vibrant cities are complex and multi-faceted, equal parts preservation and new design. Thoughtfully combined, and well planned, these are the building blocks for reinvigorating urban communities.”
“Planning, restoration and the design of new buildings in historic settings are the fundamental underpinnings of our firm. With every project, whatever its focus, I’m always thinking of all three.”