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BBB has transformed two 19th century mansions into a retail stage for one of Manhattan’s famed luxury department stores, preserving and celebrating their original materials and details.

BBB’s revitalization of Rockefeller Center greatly enhances its public and retail spaces, ensuring a prosperous future for the beloved New York City landmark.

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.

At the Graybar Building in Midtown Manhattan, BBB restored and rejuvenated the exterior and public spaces to ensure the building’s competitive position in the commercial real estate market.

BBB’s design for Fourth Street Live! turns an antiquated enclosed mall into a vibrant, open-air entertainment district.

Through the renovation and expansion of one of America’s first enclosed shopping centers, BBB has designed a new model for the ubiquitous suburban mall.

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.

The Hilton Times Square is a bold hotel complex that is connected both physically and aesthetically to a dense mix of retail, restaurants, tourist attractions, and entertainment spaces in the heart of Times Square.

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 has worked with Hermès of Paris for many years, assisting in the restoration and expansion of their New York flagship store and men’s store, located in two landmark structures across Madison Avenue.

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The Greenwich Post Office building, listed on the National Register of Historic Places, has been adaptively reused to house a Restoration Hardware flagship showroom referred to as “RH Greenwich, The Gallery at the Historic Post Office”. BBB served as a consultant for historic preservation. “The interior…has now been transformed to serve as an architectural canvas,” said Frank Prial Jr., Associate Partner at BBB.

Amidst much press and anticipation of the completion of the rehabilitation of the Watchcase Factory into housing, Beyer Blinder Belle’s architectural historian Kate Lemos McHale reflects on the historic Village of Sag Harbor and her personal connections to the project.

Across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, Rosslyn’s Central Place – a new mixed-use development designed by BBB for the JBG Companies – broke ground in April. Located immediately adjacent to the Rosslyn Metro station, the pair of high-rise buildings – one residential, one an office building – is envisioned as a catalyst for revitalizing downtown Rosslyn, an area that currently suffers from limited urban character and public amenities.

The Following Function series explores projects in Europe and the US that pioneer the creative reuse of redundant industrial sites, and considers the implications for heritage conservation and post-industrial communities.

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.

Essex Crossing is a new mixed-use, multi-income development for Manhattan’s largest stretch of undeveloped land below 96th Street, a vast tract known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.

Detroit has become a symbol of post-industrial distress. Ruin voyeurs photograph scenes of overwhelming decay and the uncanny incursion of nature into spaces once dedicated to the manmade. But just as they overlook the underlying sadness of dereliction, so they ignore the vibrancy of an active city with a population working to translate loss into opportunity.

“The Union Station Redevelopment Corporation (USRC), together with its partners Amtrak and Akridge, have commissioned Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners LLP and Grimshaw Architects (BBB/Grimshaw) to create the Master Development Plan for Union Station’s 2nd Century.

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Rence Gill joined BBB’s Washington DC office in 2007. He has experience working on commercial, institutional, government, multi-family residential, and religious projects.

Christopher Cowan is a Project Manager and Architect with extensive experience guiding the renovation and design of institutional, commercial, and residential projects.

Andrew Jacobs is a Senior Architect and Project Manager experienced in the rehabilitation and design of new buildings for residential, retail, and commercial clients.