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BBB completed the rehabilitation of the Jacob Riis Bathhouse, an Art Deco icon affectionately known as the People’s Beach, and prepared its buildings and courtyards for enhanced public use.

BBB’s rehabilitation of Newark Penn Station has restored its historic character, added amenities, and contributed to the revitalization of downtown Newark.

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.

BBB’s rehabilitation of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood revitalizes the historic heart of one of the most celebrated public gardens in the world.

Rehabilitation of a historic 1906 factory building in Queens, one of the first cast-in-place concrete structures in New York City.

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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.

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 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.

In our third installment of “In Construction,” a new series that explores behind-the-scenes building technologies and methods, we take a look at the Main Fountain Garden Restoration at Longwood Gardens and three unique aspects of the project: repairing 4,382 pieces of limestone, restoring the opulent horticulture, and installing state-of-the-art technology to enhance the visitor experience.

Back in November, Beyer Blinder Belle’s Gimme SHElter team participated in Habitat for Humanity’s Women Build 2015. This event helped to raise awareness for affordable housing for families headed by single mothers in NYC. With the support of our generous donors, including BBB, the team raised over $14,000 to the overall fundraising effort, which exceeded $310,000.

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.

“Reawakening the Main Fountain Garden is an exercise in creativity, thoughtfulness and responsibility. It demands respect for how forward-looking the space was in its era and carrying that intent forward.” – Paul B. Redman, President & CEO of Longwood Gardens

Charles A. Birnbaum, President and CEO of The Cultural Landscape Foundation, highlights the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA in his year-end review of the most significant developments in landscape architecture, published in the Huffington Post.

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Jennie Gwin is a Principal and Project Manager in BBB's Washington DC office. She has over 15 years of experience in historic preservation and adaptive re-use, with particular expertise in federal government and historic rehabilitation tax credit projects.

“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.”

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