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BBB’s design for a new Student Center at one of New York City’s premier independent school creates additional student service facilities that feature gracious panoramic views of the campus and Van Cortlandt Park.

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 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 design for a new, multi-use residence hall creates a vertical campus for an internationally renowned music conservatory in upper Manhattan.

BBB’s design for IUPUI’s new HITS building fosters an interdisciplinary approach to scientific inquiry and learning.

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’s comprehensive renovation of the Roth Dining Pavilion creates a vibrant hub for eating, studying, and socializing.

BBB’s comprehensive ten year campus plan for Harvard Business School resulted in an innovative reorganization of buildings to create indoor and outdoor spaces that encourage informal interactions among faculty, staff, and students.

BBB’s award-winning Comprehensive Physical Plan for the University at Buffalo created a vision and implementation strategy to support the university’s goal to grow its population by 40 percent.

BBB’s programming, building assessment, and space utilization studies for St. Peter’s Preparatory School have been followed by a series of major capital improvements throughout the multi-building campus.

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.

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 Strategic Framework Plan for Stony Brook University provides a coordinated approach to campus growth and development, in concert with a transformative greening of the campus core landscape.

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.

As master planner for the eight-campus Indiana University system over a ten-year period, BBB provided comprehensive planning services and designed several new campus buildings.

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.

Building on Lehigh University’s rich campus history, mountainside setting, and urban context, a comprehensive master plan complements the University Strategic Plan, preserving and enhancing Lehigh’s unique position as a “residential research campus.”

The Campus Master Plan for Dartmouth supports key strategic initiatives, within a framework of connectivity and landscape to guide development of academic, residential, and campus life spaces.

A Framework Plan for the historic Amherst College campus creates a flexible housing strategy that adapts to evolving priorities and projects while abiding by strong guiding principles.

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.

A Planning Framework for Columbia University establishes a foundation for creative and sensitive decision-making regarding all aspects of the built and natural environment on the Columbia Campus and within the surrounding Morningside Heights community.

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.

BBB’s interiors for the renovated River Houses promote community and student well-being while accentuating the character and historic features of each House.

BBB’s master plan and expansion for Xavier High School directly support the institution’s guiding pedagogical goals while meeting the growing requirements of the school and its students.

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

A campus plan for The Masters School provides a roadmap for the implementation of key projects that support the school’s Strategic Plan, enable formal and informal interaction across a diverse group of students, faculty, and staff, and unify a campus known for its historic architecture and dramatic landscape.

A new Aga Khan University Hospital and Wellness Campus in Kampala, Uganda, will create a unique and vibrant teaching-learning-healing environment in the city center.

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.

BBB is designing several additions to the Maritime Aquarium at Norwalk to allow for expansion of marine life exhibits, a movie theater, and new entrance lobbies at the waterfront complex.

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

Reimagining the New York Public Library's Midtown Campus includes transformation of the system's largest circulating branch into The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL), a state-of-the-art facility with expanded services and dramatic public spaces.

BBB’s sensitive renovation has given new life to a historic residence hall for graduate students, one part of BBB's Campus Renewal Plan for the seminary’s Morningside Heights campus.
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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.

Beyer Blinder Belle has been working with Amherst College on the development of a campus-wide framework plan initiated in 2013. The all-encompassing campus plan is designed to serve as a flexible, living document that can adapt to evolving priorities and ongoing projects while abiding by strong and clear principles.

Articles in the Harvard Gazette and Harvard Magazine take a look at Beyer Blinder Belle’s design for the renovation of Winthrop House, one of Harvard’s neo-Georgian undergraduate residential Houses, as part of the University’s House Renewal program.

In our second installment of “In Construction,” a new series that explores behind-the-scenes building technologies and methods, we take a look at the Building E52 at Massachusetts Institute of Technology and three unique aspects of the project: adding a new conference room on top of the building, using mast climbers to clean the facade, and creating a parametrically modified wall panel system. Faculty have moved in this month, and classes will be held at the start of the spring semester.

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.

The below article in the Harvard Gazette chronicles the recently-completed renovations at Winthrop House, the second project completed as part of Harvard University’s House Renewal program.

BBB's Open Channel Initiative & AIA Northern Virginia's Women in Architecture Committee have partnered to host a series of panel discussions on what firms are currently doing to be more equitable, diverse, and inclusive, and how current practices can improve and grow.

The Stavros Niarchos Foundation Library (SNFL) is New York’s new central circulating library, designed by Dutch architecture firm Mecanoo in collaboration with Beyer Blinder Belle. Built within the 1914 shell and steel frame of the Mid-Manhattan Library which it replaces, the 180,000-square foot building is topped with a spectacular angular roof and public rooftop amenities to make a new urban icon on Fifth Avenue. 
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Carmen Menocal has 15 years of experience in master planning, programming, architectural design, documentation, and construction administration for higher education and institutional new construction and large-scale renovation projects.