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

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

Riverdale Country School’s Upper Campus has been transformed over a 20 year period through the implementation of BBB’s master plan and the renovation of nine academic buildings.

The award winning preservation plans for the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor re-envisioned the canal system as a 524-mile linear park utilizing recreational improvements to enhance economic development and highlight the rich cultural and historical heritage of the corridor and its necklace of villages, towns, and cities.

Working with the District of Columbia Office of Planning and Mayor Anthony Williams, the “Vision for Growing an Inclusive City” creates a vision and policy framework for the entire city, focusing on bridging social and physical divides and utilizing a highly participatory public engagement process.

A comprehensive Campus Plan for Princeton University establishes a multi-disciplinary framework for accommodating significant academic expansion while preserving the intimate, park-like character of the campus, and creating a new regional Arts and Transit hub.

An urban design master plan supports the rezoning and transformation of Willets Point from a 62-acre contaminated waterfront site into a model green neighborhood for New York City with mixed-income housing, retail and entertainment amenities, public open space, community facilities, a hotel, and a convention center.

Working closely with the community, BBB created an urban design vision that transforms one of the largest redevelopment sites in Manhattan into a vibrant, mixed-use hub in one of New York’s most dynamic, diverse, and historic neighborhoods.

A vision for wide-ranging and implementable projects increases the social, economic, and environmental resiliency of three distinct Rockaway Peninsula communities facing the impacts of Superstorm Sandy and the pressures of climate change.

BBB’s design for the Harvard Undergraduate House Renewal Program preserves the spirit and culture of each residential House by creating a home away from home for students during their swing year.

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“It is truly exciting to help shape the transformation of yet another DC neighborhood. For the Adams Morgan Vision Framework project, we are fortunate to be able to build upon our work on the citywide DC Vision Plan and Anacostia Waterfront Initiative of a decade ago.” —Kevin Storm, AIA, AICP, LEED AP

Excerpted from the Spring 2017 AIANYS Quarterly

Should there be a building? What purpose will it serve? How will it advance the vision of an urban or academic community? How will it transform and redefine its context? A traditional design process often begins after these questions have been answered and a site has been selected – yet much of the impact of a new building lies in the essential qualities of what, where, and why.

BBB’s planning and design work for the Essex Crossing Mixed-Use Development Project was recognized in several articles in the press.

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