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BBB has transformed two 19th century mansions into a retail stage for one of Manhattan’s famed luxury department stores, preserving and celebrating their original materials and details.

BBB’s multi-phase restoration of the Marine Air Terminal preserves a historic Art Deco landmark at LaGuardia Airport.

BBB’s work at Temple Emanu-El restores and preserves the largest and one of the most architecturally magnificent Jewish houses of worship in the world.

BBB has transformed a high-end retail emporium into a contemplative environment for the Rubin Museum of Art, the largest facility devoted to Himalayan art in the Western World.

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.

At Holly Hunt, BBB has created an elegant flagship showroom that complements the rich materiality and modern detailing of the furniture on display.

BBB’s restoration of The TWA Flight Center at JFK International Airport prepares an icon of modern architecture for future adaptive reuse.

BBB’s work at The Morgan Library & Museum preserves, restores, and expands a New York City architectural treasure.

BBB’s interpretive design work at The Thomas Edison National Historic Park preserves an endangered piece of American history and offers visitors a glimpse into the great inventor’s home and workplace.

BBB’s work at the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament preserves its historic character while stabilizing the exterior envelope and restoring the interior.

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

Under a GSA Design Excellence contract, BBB led a multi-disciplinary team on a comprehensive renovation to prepare the historic Thurgood Marshall US Courthouse for 21st century use.

BBB’s design converts four 19th-century townhouses into an innovative educational complex for SUNY’s Levin Institute.

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.

BBB developed an award-winning Preservation Master Plan and phased implementation for the historic St. Thomas Church in New York City.

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

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

BBB has designed three restaurants for a new entertainment complex in Reno, Nevada that transforms several underutilized blocks into a vibrant link between the city’s core and its riverfront.

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 has worked with Hermès of Paris for many years, assisting in the restoration and expansion of their New York flagship store and men’s store, located in two landmark structures across Madison Avenue.

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 played a multi-faceted role in the award-winning restoration of New York’s historic Prince George Hotel and its conversion into an affordable housing facility.

BBB’s interior restoration of The Beacon Theatre ensures the continuation of its legacy as New York City’s premier, intimate “rock house.”

Designed as a contemporary jewel box, the Rare Book Room at The Center for Jewish History is secure yet transparent, serving as both an archival repository and a venue for revolving exhibits.

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 renovation of the landmark-designated Old House of Delegates Chamber restores the room’s original Victorian aesthetic, while discreetly incorporating contemporary technology.

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 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 has transformed a notable 20th century Art Deco building in Brooklyn into 21st century live/work condominiums.

BBB’s design for a sophisticated Manhattan residence combines classic materials with modern interpretive details.

BBB designed a white box space with environmental controls to house temporary exhibitions for the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History.

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 has guided the restoration of Marcel Breuer’s iconic 1966 building – originally designed as the Whitney Museum – and helped transform it into The Met Breuer. In this iconic space, The Metropolitan Museum of Art presents exhibitions of modern and contemporary art. The building is bold and intimate at the same time, with an integrity, beauty, and honesty of design, materials, and execution that places it among the most distinguished mid-century modern buildings in New York.

BBB restored the landmark 1905 Italian Renaissance mansion for the luxuriously redesigned Cartier Fifth Avenue store.

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

Renovation of the Art Deco Tower Building in Washington DC created sustainable Class-A office space with unique shared amenities that enhance the historic character of the building and introduce an iconic presence with minimal disruption to existing tenants.

A reimagined street-level for a 1970’s residential tower includes contemporary retail storefronts and creates a vibrant mixed-use environment, along with updated amenities, entrance lobby, and outdoor landscaped roof terrace.

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.

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

The first comprehensive upgrade since The Frick Collection opened in 1935, this project will offer more public access to the historic home, allow presentation of more of the permanent collection, and improve facilities for special exhibitions, education programs, conservation, and visitor amenities, including ADA access.

Tinted glass boxes stack to create a visually stunning and modern, mixed-use residential building.

A duo of striking residential towers is rising up from a mixed-use podium on an expansive Brooklyn waterfront site, creating a dynamic neighborhood gateway and framing dramatic New York City views.

BBB is transforming the Times Square Theater into entertainment retail that combines historic and contemporary elements on New York City’s 42nd Street.

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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.

Under the direction of Beyer Blinder Belle, New York City Hall has undergone the first comprehensive renovation in its 200-year lifetime, preparing it for another century of use as the city’s administrative hub. While the landmark looks much as it did originally, the building has been fortified with critical system updates that make it safer and more comfortable for its users.

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:

“That kind of grandeur does not happen anymore, so the fact that [New York City Hall] came back to this original form is remarkable. Considerable talent is needed as an architect and preservationist to make it look like nothing has been done to it.”—Jury

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 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.

Marcel Breuer was at the height of his career when he designed the Whitney Museum in 1966. The integrity, beauty, and honesty of the building’s design, materials, and execution define it as one of the most distinguished examples of mid-century modern architecture in New York.

An article in Metropolis chronicles the reuse of the Times Square Theater, the last of the historic theater renovations on New York City’s 42nd Street.

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“Architecture and interiors are integral, you can’t separate them. My mission is to take the spirit of the design concept all the way through, to the last detail, so that there is great consistency and integrity in the project.”