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At Ellis Island, BBB has made a cultural and historical symbol of American immigration accessible to generations of visitors.

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BBB’s adaptive reuse of an outdated New York City park building at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge creates a sustainable, new visitor center that provides space for educational, administrative and retail facilities.

BBB’s work at The Morgan Library & Museum preserves, restores, and expands a New York City architectural treasure.

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 master plan and restoration of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum enhances the original character of the Gilded-Age mansion while integrating the latest in museum technologies and providing visitors with a highly interactive learning environment for the study of American design.

BBB’s sensitive renovation and addition to the historic Hackett Hall provides a modern and efficient academic facility, complete with an expanded, state-of-the-art library and flexible classrooms.

BBB’s restoration of the Historic DC Courthouse revives the original grandeur of the 1820’s structure and provides additional space and enhanced facilities for The Court of Appeals.

Renovation of the Enoch Pratt Free Library prepares the celebrated library for its second century with flexible spaces, integrated technology, and community-focused programming.

BBB’s design for Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s historic River Houses, combines a complete re-visioning of its residential, academic, and public spaces with comprehensive envelope and system upgrades as well as a 41-bed addition.

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The General Society of Mechanics & Tradesmen of the City of New York was founded in 1785. For more than 200 years, the General Society has selected four New York architects to highlight iconic buildings and landmarks of social, historical and cultural significance at their Labor, Literature and Landmarks Lecture Series. The Lecture Series pays tribute to the art of craftsmanship by featuring master artisans who lecture about the intricacies of their specialized crafts. The lectures are held in the General Society’s Library, founded in 1820, the second oldest library in New York City and one of three remaining private membership circulating libraries.

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.

For two days each October, the annual Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings and sites, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.

Gould Memorial Library was one of three sets of buildings visitors toured at Bronx Community College on Saturday October 17th during Open House New York (OHNY) weekend. BBB’s Charlie Kramer served as a guide during the OHNY tours. Designed in 1893 by McKim Mead & White, the landmarked library is considered architect Stanford White’s (1853-1906) crowning achievement.

The New York Public Library today unveiled early designs for the renovation of its central circulating branch, with a rendering showing a completely renovated Mid-Manhattan Library that will serve and inspire all New Yorkers.

The Master Plan for the New York Public Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building was developed by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle, who are leading the renovation of the Library’s Midtown Campus.

“Beyer Blinder Belle is thrilled to be involved with the revitalization of the Hispanic Society of America, truly one of New York’s hidden architectural masterpieces.”

Richard W. Southwick, FAIA, Partner and Director of Historic Preservation

“It’s been a privilege to lead the renovation of this extraordinary and important building. We see design as a process, not a product. Our work on the Enoch Pratt Free Library allows for the evolution of the institution by sensitively integrating both new infrastructure and new programmatic elements into the historic shell of the building. These improvements will add value to the city of Baltimore and its residents now and in the future.”

Elizabeth R. Leber, AIA, LEED AP, Partner

Nine rooms of the beloved and historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building have been brought back to life and public use as The New York Public Library’s new Center for Research in the Humanities.

"It's a beautiful jewel in the middle of this green oasis, surrounded by all-glass buildings—so that the contrast between the masonry and scale of this gem of a building and the tall glass buildings around it emphasizes its importance, and maybe makes it more precious."

Hany Hassan, FAIA, Partner

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