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BBB’s revitalization of Rockefeller Center greatly enhances its public and retail spaces, ensuring a prosperous future for the beloved New York City landmark.

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.

Through the renovation and expansion of one of America’s first enclosed shopping centers, BBB has designed a new model for the ubiquitous suburban mall.

BBB’s renovation of the landmark ‘21’ Club Restaurant combines contemporary materials and finishes with restored historic details to attract a new generation of patrons while maintaining its exclusive reputation and ambiance.

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

The Hilton Times Square is a bold hotel complex that is connected both physically and aesthetically to a dense mix of retail, restaurants, tourist attractions, and entertainment spaces in the heart of Times Square.

Originally built in 1961 as a postal storage facility and converted into a hotel in 1992, 138 Lafayette Street is now a fully renovated and re-envisioned boutique hotel—11 Howard—in a transformative part of Manhattan’s Soho neighborhood.

BBB’s contemporary design for a new restaurant and café at The Met Breuer is inspired by Marcel Breuer’s striking mid-century architecture.

BBB’s design for the redevelopment of Eero Saarinen’s mid-century masterpiece reactivates this international landmark and opens it to the public as a hotel, restaurant and conference center.

Located in the heart of the Lower East Side, PUBLIC Hotel is a vibrant ground-up boutique hotel concept in New York City.

BBB created a flagship retail space and contemporary lobby on Fifth Avenue by transforming the ground floor and facade of a historic Warren & Wetmore building in midtown Manhattan.

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BBB’s contemporary interventions to mid-century architecture take inspiration from their modernist predecessors but are distinctly of their time, incorporating sophisticated materials, detailing, and amenities. Featured here are the recently-opened Flora Bar and Flora Coffee — a restaurant and café located within Marcel Breuer’s New York icon, now The Met Breuer museum — and The Hepburn, a bold new residential building inspired by the adjacent historic Washington Hilton.

In an interview with Untapped Cities, Partner Richard Southwick, FAIA, shares his favorite BBB projects and places in New York City.

“The opening of the TWA Hotel today, after being dark for nearly two decades, is a momentous event in the life of this true modern icon. My 25-year professional involvement with the preservation of the TWA Flight Center and the opportunity to lead the architectural effort with our talented design partners has been a highlight of my career.”

Richard W. Southwick, FAIA, Partner and Director of Historic Preservation

“Our team was charged with transforming Colony Square’s inward-looking design into a highly animated, urban environment that also engages with Midtown [Atlanta] streets…”

Maxwell Pau, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Partner

BBB’s pro bono work expanded sidewalks with modular components for social distancing in Washington, DC’s Georgetown, the neighborhood we have called home for the last twenty years.

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