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

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BBB’s adaptive reuse of an outdated New York City park building at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge creates a sustainable, new visitor center that provides space for educational, administrative and retail facilities.

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

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 master plan and restoration of the Cooper Hewitt, Smithsonian Design Museum enhances the original character of the Gilded-Age mansion while integrating the latest in museum technologies and providing visitors with a highly interactive learning environment for the study of American design.

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.

BBB’s restoration of the Historic DC Courthouse revives the original grandeur of the 1820’s structure and provides additional space and enhanced facilities for The Court of Appeals.

Renovation of the Enoch Pratt Free Library prepares the celebrated library for its second century with flexible spaces, integrated technology, and community-focused programming.

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.

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.

A holistic transformation of a historic Washington, DC landmark offers a contemporary interpretation of the original design intent and allows the building to retain its original purpose of easing access to knowledge and information.

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.

Reimagining the New York Public Library’s Midtown Campus includes renovation of the historic and iconic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, the Library’s flagship research facility.

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For two days each October, the annual Open House New York (OHNY) Weekend unlocks the doors of New York’s most important buildings and sites, offering an extraordinary opportunity to experience the city and meet the people who design, build, and preserve New York.

Gould Memorial Library was one of three sets of buildings visitors toured at Bronx Community College on Saturday October 17th during Open House New York (OHNY) weekend. BBB’s Charlie Kramer served as a guide during the OHNY tours. Designed in 1893 by McKim Mead & White, the landmarked library is considered architect Stanford White’s (1853-1906) crowning achievement.

The Master Plan for the New York Public Library’s flagship Stephen A. Schwarzman Building was developed by Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle, who are leading the renovation of the Library’s Midtown Campus.

“Beyer Blinder Belle is thrilled to be involved with the revitalization of the Hispanic Society of America, truly one of New York’s hidden architectural masterpieces.”

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

“It’s been a privilege to lead the renovation of this extraordinary and important building. We see design as a process, not a product. Our work on the Enoch Pratt Free Library allows for the evolution of the institution by sensitively integrating both new infrastructure and new programmatic elements into the historic shell of the building. These improvements will add value to the city of Baltimore and its residents now and in the future.”

Elizabeth R. Leber, AIA, LEED AP, Partner

Nine rooms of the beloved and historic Stephen A. Schwarzman Building have been brought back to life and public use as The New York Public Library’s new Center for Research in the Humanities.

“It’s a beautiful jewel in the middle of this green oasis, surrounded by all-glass buildings—so that the contrast between the masonry and scale of this gem of a building and the tall glass buildings around it emphasizes its importance, and maybe makes it more precious.”

Hany Hassan, FAIA, Partner

The core mission of Baltimore’s 138-year-old Enoch Pratt Free Library has remained consistent throughout major societal changes: to provide equal access to information, services, and opportunities that empower, enrich, and enhance the quality of life for all. Beyer Blinder Belle’s experience designing the renovation of Enoch Pratt Free Library’s flagship Central Branch over a 20-year span tells the story about how the library as place has evolved to achieve its mission.

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