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BBB’s award-winning design for the Henry Luce III Center provides a modern exhibition facility within the fourth floor of the New-York Historical Society building.

BBB’s capital needs survey and master plan captures current and future programmatic needs for the various constituent arts organizations at New York’s renowned performing arts campus.

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

BBB led a team of architects, historians, artists, and craftsmen in the restoration of New York’s famed Empire State Building.

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.

The South Street Seaport Museum is the cultural focus of four blocks of new and restored buildings in lower Manhattan.

BBB’s Master Plan for The Baltimore Basilica sets restoration goals for the oldest Roman Catholic Cathedral in the United States.

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.

BBB’s long-term commitment to planning for the Coney Island community includes an overall vision plan and design guidelines for the revitalization of this world famous amusement destination.

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.

BBB’s restoration work at The Chrysler Building helps to preserve the iconic status of one of New York City’s most beloved landmarks.

Providing a vision for the Atlanta Braves’ new baseball stadium district, BBB designed an active, year-round public plaza surrounded by entertainment and retail buildings at the heart of the new ballpark.

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.

An urban design and investment framework to support affordable housing, job creation, and waterfront development in the South Bronx.

A historic partnership between Colby College and the City of Waterville has resulted in a revitalization plan that is transforming Downtown Waterville with economic development, cultural programs, and new public spaces.

A vision to reposition Downtown Far Rockaway as a vibrant and inviting pedestrian-oriented district with retail and affordable housing that serves local residents and attracts a broad mix of visitors.

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.

Over the course of more than a decade, BBB developed master plans to protect historic assets, achieve major sustainability benchmarks, and enhance livability on campus.

A master plan for one of the largest urban infill sites in Denver will transform the area into a mixed-use, urban neighborhood and a regional transit hub.

BBB in collaboration with David Rubin Land Collective designed a master plan that will enhance the visitor experience and celebrate the Indianapolis Museum of Art’s unique history while creating a sustainable 21st-century campus.

BBB’s vision for the Toledo Museum of Art’s campus master plan is guided by the institution’s commitment to visitor engagement, education, and urban impact.

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

BBB’s vision for the Jacksonville Sports Complex creates an inviting, vibrant mixed-use district anchored by EverBank Field, home of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

BBB’s study provides a road map for advancing a 32-mile loop of bicycle and pedestrian connections along Manhattan’s waterfront.

A flexible framework to enliven the notable downtown core, Envision Columbus seeks to define the city not only by excellence of design but also by its livability and vibrancy.

BBB is collaborating with Sidewalk Labs on the master plan for an innovative mixed-use community advancing urban quality of life and leading the revival of Toronto’s Eastern Waterfront.

BBB created conceptual planning strategies and a roadmap for implementation, guiding Downtown East to its full potential as a vibrant and livable destination within central Washington, DC.

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.

The Master Plan creates a transit-oriented district in Southeast Washington DC connecting a revitalized community to the Anacostia River Park system, with a new mixed-use neighborhood built on principles of sustainability and post-pandemic wellness and livability.

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As the result of a successful collaboration among architects and a large team of specialty consultants, the Gilded Age mansion and former home of Andrew Carnegie has been transformed into a modern museum facility worthy of the impressive collection of historic and contemporary design artifacts that it houses. Beyer Blinder Belle has been involved with the redesign of the Cooper Hewitt National Design Museum for a decade, from the initial planning process in 2004 through the project’s reopening in December 2014.

“It was thrilling to experience this first great milestone in the realization of a plan that will transform what has long felt like the back of the Princeton community and the University campus into a new front door – a gateway to the Princetons, a center for the arts, and a vibrant nexus of campus and community life. We are grateful to be a part of an incredibly dedicated team, to realize the University’s bold vision for a new neighborhood.”

-Neil Kittredge, Partner

“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

Each year the Preservation League of New York presents its most prestigious commendation, The Pillar of New York Award, to those who have demonstrated a keen understanding of the value of New York’s historic resources by taking extraordinary actions to protect, preserve, and promote those assets.

BBB has developed a master plan for The Cordish Companies for a $200 million mixed-used district anchored by the Texas Rangers stadium, featuring dining, entertainment, a hotel and a convention facility in the heart of Arlington. Last week, Arlington City Council unanimously approved the major economic development project in a 9-0 vote.

Cordish Companies and BBB have worked together for more than 15 years on mixed-used entertainment districts including Kansas City Live! in the Kansas City Power & Light District, the master plan for the Saint Louis Ballpark Village in conjunction with the St. Louis Cardinals, and on Pier IV also called Power Plant Live! in Baltimore.

An article in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, which chronicles this milestone for Arlington’s sports-anchored mixed use development project, is featured below.

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 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

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

The AIA has recognized the revitalization and creative adaptive reuse of Eero Saarinen’s TWA Flight Center, the master plan for Manhattan’s largest stretch of undeveloped land below 96th Street, and the master plan for a new transit-oriented neighborhood in Southeast Washington, DC.

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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.
Rayna Erlich is an Architect and Urban Designer who leads neighborhood and campus master planning for BBB’s Planning and Urban Design studio.