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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 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.

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.

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 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.

In the ongoing role of House Architect for the Church of the Heavenly Rest, BBB provides programming, preservation, and system upgrades for the historic building.

BBB’s adaptive reuse of an outdated New York City park building at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge creates a sustainable, new visitor center that provides space for educational, administrative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 design converts four 19th-century townhouses into an innovative educational complex for SUNY’s Levin Institute.

BBB developed a comprehensive Preservation Plan that serves as the framework for the General Theological Seminary’s stewardship of its historic buildings.

BBB has restored a magnificent Gothic Revival cathedral to its original 1920s appearance and integrated essential mechanical and safety upgrades.

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 has completed the first comprehensive rehabilitation of New York City Hall in more than 50 years, incorporating 21st century systems and technology into an iconic early 19th century landmark.

The new High Line Maintenance & Operations Facility serves a critical role in the upkeep and operation of New York City’s celebrated park; its design responds to the unique physical characteristics of the High Line and the surrounding Meatpacking District.

BBB’s comprehensive renovation and rooftop addition has recharged MIT’s historic Building E52 for reinvigorated academic use and institute-wide conferencing.

The centerpiece of BBB’s master plan for St. Peter’s Preparatory School is the conversion of an existing campus building into the Moriarty Science Center, a new state-of-the-art science education facility.

BBB’s design for its expansive new office space in Lower Manhattan incorporates the intrinsic assets of the iconic Equitable Insurance building — excellent light, impressive views and gracious proportions — with a flexible and contemporary work environment that facilitates collaboration.

BBB has undertaken a multitude of projects with the National Park Service that assist with achieving its mission of “caring for the American legacy.”

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 adaptive reuse of a landmark printing plant creates a vibrant, mixed-use hub that supports the revitalization of the surrounding community and celebrates the area’s history.

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 has adaptively reused an early twentieth century landmark theater in the heart of Hyde Park to create a home for the Chicago Innovation Exchange — a central gathering place for Chicago’s innovation ecosystem and a catalyst in the ongoing renaissance of 53rd street.

BBB’s design for Central Place serves as a catalyst for the revitalization of urban life and pedestrian activity in downtown Rosslyn.

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.

BBB’s conversion of an underground parking garage into a suite of spaces for museum operations allows additional public space to be dedicated to the visitor experience.

BBB’s award-winning restoration of two historic buildings at the Battleground National Cemetery contributes to the preservation of a significant Civil War landmark.

BBB converted Williams Hall — a 1903 laboratory building in the heart of the historic Asa Packer Campus — into a lively interdisciplinary academic office building.

Renovation and redevelopment of the historic Randall School will create a vibrant arts campus comprised of a contemporary art museum with commercial and education facilities complemented by a new 12-story apartment building, surrounding a beautiful landscaped courtyard in Southwest DC.

A contemporary addition to the Moultrie Courthouse revitalizes the mid-century modernist limestone building on DC’s historic Judiciary Square.

BBB is helping a historic campus embark on a renewal plan that will restore and revitalize its twelve buildings for new generations of students.

BBB’s adaptive reuse of a nineteenth-century firehouse has created a vital community facility for a venerable Lower East Side nonprofit social service organization.

Sotheby’s New York headquarters has been redefined and expanded to create versatile public spaces that keep pace with the global art purveyor’s growth and transformation.

Reimagining the New York Public Library’s Midtown Campus includes renovation of the historic and iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the Library’s flagship research facility.

BBB’s design for a 17-story mixed-use building, home to the National Urban League’s headquarters and New York City’s first civil rights museum, is rising in the center of Harlem.

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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.

BBB’s office at 120 Broadway in lower Manhattan recently achieved LEED Gold status. Thank you to our design team who made this possible: Elizabeth Leber, Margaret Kittinger, Anna Grabowska, and Steve McCarthy. Designed in collaboration with our sustainability consultants YRG, select sustainable features which contributed to the LEED Gold recognition are listed below:

In a recent article from Untapped Cities, Richard Southwick, FAIA, Partner, talks about his “favorite project overall,” the adaptive reuse of Building 1 at Newark airport.

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