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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 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.

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 capital needs survey and master plan captures current and future programmatic needs for the various constituent arts organizations at New York's renowned performing arts campus.

BBB's design for a new, multi-use residence hall creates a vertical campus for an internationally renowned music conservatory in upper Manhattan.

BBB’s decade-long commitment to planning for the City of Fort Lauderdale establishes a design-based vision for a vibrant, pedestrian-oriented downtown, and a public realm plan to activate the Riverwalk and Arts & Entertainment District, all reinforcing the New River as the city’s central public space.

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 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 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.

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BBB has an ongoing relationship with the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation. As an architect, preservationist, and former Director of Historic Preservation at BBB, the contributions of the late Dr. Fitch to the fields of architecture, planning, and preservation provide inspiration to the Foundation’s Fellows. Today BBB continues to support Dr. Fitch’s mission, led by BBB’s Managing Partner and Chairman of the Fitch Foundation, Fred Bland.

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.

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.

Adding to an existing building, compared with ground-up new construction, isn’t always so glamorous.

Managing Partner Frederick Bland was asked to present at the SCUP 2014 North Atlantic Symposium: “Building Excellence from the Ground Up: Stony Brook’s First 50 Years.” This symposium reflected on Stony Brook University’s rapid development into a leading public research university, examined several initiatives that transformed the Stony Brook campus, and the challenges and opportunities in maintaining a research university for the coming decades.

The TWA Terminal at JFK International Airport has been honored with a prestigious American Architecture Award, bestowed by the Chicago Athenaeum in recognition of excellence in architecture and urbanism in the United States.

As the result of a successful collaboration among architects and a large team of specialty consultants, the Gilded Age mansion and former home of Andrew Carnegie has been transformed into a modern museum facility worthy of the impressive collection of historic and contemporary design artifacts that it houses. Beyer Blinder Belle has been involved with the redesign of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum for a decade, from the initial planning process in 2004 through the project’s reopening in December 2014.

“It was thrilling to experience this first great milestone in the realization of a plan that will transform what has long felt like the back of the Princeton community and the University campus into a new front door – a gateway to the Princetons, a center for the arts, and a vibrant nexus of campus and community life. We are grateful to be a part of an incredibly dedicated team, to realize the University’s bold vision for a new neighborhood.”

-Neil Kittredge, Partner

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Carmen Menocal has 15 years of experience in master planning, programming, architectural design, documentation, and construction administration for higher education and institutional new construction and large-scale renovation projects.

"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."

“Architecture and planning are subsets of our larger goal: engaged urbanism. Whether working on a cultural landmark in need of conservation, a new building, a downtown, or a campus plan, we consider it our highest responsibility to serve the larger community, in both physical and social form.”

"I have always been attracted to the vibrancy and excitement of cities and have focused my career on making them more livable. This work naturally extended to include campuses - microcosms of larger communities and cities - which help shape individuals' aspirations and our society's future."

Kyung Jae Yu is a design leader for BBB’s commercial studio, instrumental in advancing the conceptualization and implementation of residential, mixed-use, and master planning projects.
Rayna Erlich is an Architect and Urban Designer who leads neighborhood and campus master planning for BBB’s Planning and Urban Design studio.
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