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A Vision Plan and Development Strategy for the emerging NoMA district creates a walkable, transit-accessible, dynamic, and diverse mixed-use neighborhood in an underutilized post-industrial area.
Over the course of more than a decade, BBB developed master plans to protect historic assets, achieve major sustainability benchmarks, and enhance livability on campus.
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.
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.
A Framework Plan for the historic Amherst College campus creates a flexible housing strategy that adapts to evolving priorities and projects while abiding by strong guiding principles.
BBB’s award-winning Comprehensive Physical Plan for the University at Buffalo created a vision and implementation strategy to support the university’s goal to grow its population by 40 percent.
BBB’s design guidelines for the PATH commuter rail system provide comprehensive recommendations for stations and an overall visual identity for the system.
A comprehensive Campus Plan for Princeton University establishes a multi-disciplinary framework for accommodating significant academic expansion while preserving the intimate, park-like character of the campus, and creating a new regional Arts and Transit hub.
BBB has completed the first comprehensive rehabilitation of New York City Hall in more than 50 years, incorporating 21st century systems and technology into an iconic early 19th century landmark.
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 revitalized the former Board of Education headquarters building in downtown Brooklyn, transforming it into condominiums, community space, and public parking.
BBB led a community-based planning effort for Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, resulting in a vision framework that preserves character and enhances quality of life.
The comprehensive campus master plan for Phillips Academy honors a historic campus while guiding its evolution to meet 21st -century needs.
A vision for wide-ranging and implementable projects increases the social, economic, and environmental resiliency of three distinct Rockaway Peninsula communities facing the impacts of Superstorm Sandy and the pressures of climate change.
Situated along the C&O Canal in the heart of Georgetown, a new, high-end residential building features sweeping views of the Potomac River.
An urban design master plan supports the rezoning and transformation of Willets Point from a 62-acre contaminated waterfront site into a model green neighborhood for New York City with mixed-income housing, retail and entertainment amenities, public open space, community facilities, a hotel, and a convention center.
Through architecture, landscape, and sustainability, BLDG 92 provides a new face and neighborhood identity for the historically significant Brooklyn Navy Yard.
BBB’s comprehensive ten year campus plan for Harvard Business School resulted in an innovative reorganization of buildings to create indoor and outdoor spaces that encourage informal interactions among faculty, staff and students.
BBB’s design for a vibrant new residential community at the Watchcase Factory retains the spirit of the historic building through the restoration of original materials and details.
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.
Building on Lehigh University’s rich campus history, mountainside setting, and urban context, a comprehensive master plan complements the University Strategic Plan, preserving and enhancing Lehigh’s unique position as a “residential research campus.”
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BBB’s office at 120 Broadway in lower Manhattan recently achieved LEED Gold status. Thank you to our design team who made this possible: Elizabeth Leber, Margaret Kittinger, Anna Grabowska, and Steve McCarthy. Designed in collaboration with our sustainability consultants YRG, select sustainable features which contributed to the LEED Gold recognition are listed below:
Beyer Blinder Belle has been working with Amherst College on the development of a campus-wide framework plan initiated in 2013. The all-encompassing campus plan is designed to serve as a flexible, living document that can adapt to evolving priorities and ongoing projects while abiding by strong and clear principles.
“It is truly exciting to help shape the transformation of yet another DC neighborhood. For the Adams Morgan Vision Framework project, we are fortunate to be able to build upon our work on the citywide DC Vision Plan and Anacostia Waterfront Initiative of a decade ago.” —Kevin Storm, AIA, AICP, LEED AP
On April 2, BBB’s New York office hosted award-winning writer Witold Rybczynski in a panel discussion of his recent book, How Architecture Works: A Humanist’s Toolkit. As significant as Witold Rybczynski’s visit were the conversations that members of the BBB community had in the studio about the book, and in the days leading to and following the event many interesting ideas came to the fore. Here are some of the great questions posed that the panel did not have time to address. They are valuable as open-ended subjects for reflection.
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“Preservation is about understanding people’s connections to existing buildings and designing solutions that maintain viability and function in living, breathing communities. It is ensuring the past is read and becomes part of the present.”
“To achieve good design you need to know how to build. Growing up in the world of construction and development, I was able to see firsthand how architecture benefits enormously from knowledge of construction and functionality.”
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