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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 building on the Bloomington Campus features materials that respect the historic campus context, balanced by contemporary detailing characteristic of a modern addition.

BBB's adaptive reuse of Building 1 at Newark Liberty International Airport includes the relocation and restoration of the historic Art Deco terminal and a modern addition.

At Holly Hunt, BBB has created an elegant flagship showroom that complements the rich materiality and modern detailing of the furniture on display.

BBB's restoration of The TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport prepares an icon of modern architecture for future adaptive reuse.

BBB’s multi-phase work with the Temple Beth-El congregation unifies their facility into a modern campus for reform Judaism.

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 design consolidates and relocates the Church Pension Group headquarters, featuring an efficient open work place strategy and a unique combination of modern and spiritually inspired spaces and details.

BBB's design for a sophisticated Manhattan residence combines classic materials with modern interpretive details.

BBB's restoration of a historic Polo Stable on Long Island enables the building to function as a modern equestrian center for many generations to come.

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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.

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.

President Barack Obama paid a visit to St. Paul’s Union Depot, announcing $600 million in transportation funding via the Department of Transportation’s TIGER program (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery).

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.

The restored TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport, Eero Saarinen’s icon of modern architecture, has been recognized with an inaugural Excelsior Award for Public Architecture from the AIA New York State. The comprehensive rehabilitation project, commissioned by the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey and designed by Beyer Blinder Belle, has returned the landmark to its finely-detailed glory and prepared it for adaptive reuse as a hotel, restaurant and meeting center complex.

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

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.

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.

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.

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"Respecting the past doesn't mean admiring it to the point of replication. My goal is to transform historic buildings for modern and relevant use while maintaining the essence of their original character."