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BBB’s award-winning design for the Henry Luce III Center provides a modern exhibition facility within the fourth floor of the New-York Historical Society building.

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 5-story dance facility in Brooklyn creates a dedicated space for a renowned dance troupe.

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.

For the Muhammad Ali Center, a cultural and educational institution that interprets Ali’s life story and inspirational message, BBB designed a new building on a prominent site overlooking the Ohio River.

BBB’s design for a new mixed-use building at Columbia University creates a home for a progressive K-8 school, as well as premier faculty housing and ground floor retail.

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 interpretive design work at The Thomas Edison National Historic Park preserves an endangered piece of American history and offers visitors a glimpse into the great inventor’s home and workplace.

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

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An article in the LA Times tells the stories of some of the two million immigrants who left Antwerp’s Red Star Terminal for the US from 1878 to 1934. Beyer Blinder Belle designed the recently-opened Red Star Line Museum, which restores, reuses - and provides a contemporary addition to - the Red Star’s humble historic buildings, transforming them into a contemporary museum while maintaining the character of the original structures.

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.

Each spring, Open House New York hosts a benefit in a building under construction. The event was held on Wednesday May 7th, 2014, inside 837 Washington Street, Morris Adjmi’s thoroughly contemporary twist on the industrial aesthetic of the Meatpacking District.

The 1055 Wisconsin Avenue project seamlessly blends new residential and retail components into the heart of Georgetown overlooking the historic C&O Canal. BBB team members visited the site to view progress of Georgetown’s latest condominium residences, located only steps from Washington Harbour, Waterfront Park, and the shops and bistros of M Street. Hany Hassan, FAIA, director of BBB’s DC office, reflects on the project after leading a tour of 1055 Wisconsin Avenue.

With a rich history, steeped in a town of historical significance all its own, the revitalization of the Bulova Watchcase Factory in Sag Harbor creates a new condominium complex that reflects the diverse styles of the surrounding village. The New York Times takes a look inside the new development restored by Beyer Blinder Belle with interiors by Steven Gambrel.

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.

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.

The Bronx Chamber of Commerce presented its Adaptive Reuse Award for the Banknote Building, designed by BBB, at its Inaugural Building Awards ceremony held on October 29. BBB’s adaptive reuse of the landmark 1909 printing plant in the Hunts Point neighborhood of the Bronx creates a vibrant, mixed-use hub that supports the revitalization of the surrounding community and celebrates the area’s history.

The distinctive gilded pyramidal roof of the Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse shines with new luster these days. Following a comprehensive interior and exterior renovation and restoration, the architectural landmark and preeminent symbol of the Federal Government (site of the famous Alger Hiss and Rosenberg trials) has been revitalized for life in the 21st century and beyond.

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“Architecture and interiors are integral, you can’t separate them. My mission is to take the spirit of the design concept all the way through, to the last detail, so that there is great consistency and integrity in the project.”

“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.”

Michael Wetstone has provided architectural and design leadership on some of the firm’s most celebrated civic commissions.

"As an urban designer-architect, I approach design through the lens of city-making. Buildings and landscapes evolve, layering history, culture, and vitality onto the common ground of everyday life. At this intersection are some of our greatest opportunities—and obligations—for connecting people with their communities, and for designing a sustainable and more equitable future."

“Architecture is at its best when the purposeful artistry of design is balanced with an equally persistent technical rigor.”

Elizabeth Kim is a versatile leader in BBB’s institutional studio, consistently providing design vision for projects at many scales.
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."

“Our work has become increasingly multifaceted and nuanced, encompassing a diverse array of rehabilitation, restoration and reconstruction projects that demand ever more creative and innovative design approaches, technologies and methodologies.”

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

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