VIDEO | Fred Bland Receives Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award

The New York Landmarks Conservancy Honors Fred’s Impact with the 2021 Public Leadership Award
May 11, 2021

“Our final award…. to an individual who has combined architecture, preservation, and public service into a remarkable career. “

Peg Breen, President of The New York Landmarks Conservancy, concluded the 2021 Lucy G. Moses Awards ceremony by conferring the Award for Public Leadership in Preservation to Partner Emeritus Fred Bland, FAIA, AICP.

The Conservancy works to preserve and protect the unique architectural heritage of New York City, from the smallest buildings to the most extraordinary landmarks. The Lucy G. Moses Awards, awarded annually to a range of thoughtfully selected preservation projects and industry leaders, are the Conservancy’s highest honors.

In honoring Fred, the Conservancy highlighted that for nearly 50 years Fred has led projects and teams with a commitment to creativity, collaboration, and respect. He was the first to join BBB’s founders as a partner, and he served as the firm’s Managing Partner from 2004-2020. With BBB, Fred has led over two hundred projects including new buildings for the Muhammad Ali Center in Louisville and the Mark Morris Dance Center in Brooklyn, numerous projects for the Episcopal church, a master plan for the University at Buffalo, the creation of a new cultural park with a 2,000-seat theater in Shanghai, and many other projects in the United States and abroad.

In New York City, Fred’s civic impact is also felt through his ongoing service with the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; he has served as a commissioner since 2008, as Vice Chairman since 2017, and as Interim Chair during 2018. In addition, Fred is the previous Chairman of the Board and current Chair Emeritus of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden, a Vestryman of Trinity Church Wall Street, a member of the Board of the Mark Morris Dance Group, and the current Chairman of the historic Evergreens Cemetery.

Fred’s BBB family warmly congratulates Fred and the other recipients of the 2021 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards. Hear directly from the awardees by watching the recording of the virtual awards ceremony.

BBB is honored to have worked on several preservation projects in New York City that have been recognized with past Lucy G. Moses awards. Among these projects are the revitalization and creative adaptive reuse of the TWA Flight Center, the adaptive reuse of a nineteenth-century firehouse for Henry Street Settlement, the restoration of Marcel Breuer’s only museum building, and the restoration of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum.