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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 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.

For the Muhammad Ali Center, a cultural and educational institution that interprets Ali’s life story and inspirational message, BBB designed a new building on a prominent site overlooking the Ohio River.

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.

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.

139 Wooster Street is a residential and retail space on two joined lots in the heart of the SoHo Cast Iron Historic District.

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

BBB’s design for a vibrant new residential community at the Watchcase Factory retains the spirit of the historic building through the restoration of original materials and details.

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.

100 Eleventh Avenue is a condominium tower overlooking the Hudson River, featuring a distinctive, curved curtain wall never before seen in New York City.

The new High Line Maintenance & Operations Facility serves a critical role in the upkeep and operation of New York City’s celebrated park; its design responds to the unique physical characteristics of the High Line and the surrounding Meatpacking District.

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.

BBB’s plan for Mission Rock creates a distinctive mixed-use development adjacent to San Francisco’s major league baseball stadium and waterfront parks.

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 Master Plan for Jones Beach State Park includes adaptive reuse of its monumental and exuberantly detailed Art Deco bath houses and restaurant buildings strung along the mile-long boardwalk.

BBB’s design for a new, mixed-use facility on Baltimore’s Inner Harbor creates a lively, urban waterfront environment while remaining sympathetic to the surrounding industrial buildings.

BBB’s design for Central Place serves as a catalyst for the revitalization of urban life and pedestrian activity in downtown Rosslyn.

In Shanghai’s historic Luwan District, BBB has transformed a 6.45-hectare site into a landscaped cultural park, including a new 2,000-seat theater with a geometrically complex envelope design.

Located on a through-block site in the heart of the emerging Hudson Square neighborhood, 70 Charlton is a new ground up residential building consisting of 91 market rate units and 30 affordable housing units.

BBB collaborated on a contemporary, high-rise residential tower located near the High Line in West Chelsea with breathtaking views of the Hudson River, Lower Manhattan, and Midtown.

BBB’s design for a bold, contemporary residential building adjacent to the landmark Washington Hilton near Dupont Circle takes cues from the hotel’s distinctive curvilinear geometry.

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.

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.

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.

Renovation and redevelopment of the historic Randall School will create a vibrant arts campus comprised of a contemporary art museum with commercial and education facilities complemented by a new 12-story apartment building, surrounding a beautiful landscaped courtyard in Southwest DC.

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.

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.

An elegant dark contemporary residential tower will rise on a prominent site within an historic district in Brooklyn.

Two sleek glass and masonry high-rise towers featuring housing and retail will enhance the growing skyline of New Rochelle.

BBB’s design for a 17-story mixed-use building, home to the National Urban League’s headquarters and New York City’s first civil rights museum, is rising in the center of Harlem.

BBB led the restoration and expansion of Holy Rosary Catholic Church, as well as the restoration and relocation of the historic Adas Israel Synagogue. The projects were coordinated with and integral aspects to the construction of Capitol Crossing, Property Group Partners’ transformative 2.2 million SF mixed-use development comprised of five new buildings in downtown Washington.

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A recent article in the New York Times takes a look at the conversion and combination of six, 5-story rowhouses and two townhouses into one building to create luxury living spaces.

The 1055 Wisconsin Avenue project seamlessly blends new residential and retail components into the heart of Georgetown overlooking the historic C&O Canal. BBB team members visited the site to view progress of Georgetown’s latest condominium residences, located only steps from Washington Harbour, Waterfront Park, and the shops and bistros of M Street. Hany Hassan, FAIA, director of BBB’s DC office, reflects on the project after leading a tour of 1055 Wisconsin Avenue.

Across the Potomac River from Washington, DC, Rosslyn’s Central Place – a new mixed-use development designed by BBB for the JBG Companies – broke ground in April. Located immediately adjacent to the Rosslyn Metro station, the pair of high-rise buildings – one residential, one an office building – is envisioned as a catalyst for revitalizing downtown Rosslyn, an area that currently suffers from limited urban character and public amenities.

On April 2, BBB’s New York office hosted award-winning writer Witold Rybczynski in a panel discussion of his recent book, How Architecture Works: A Humanist’s Toolkit. As significant as Witold Rybczynski’s visit were the conversations that members of the BBB community had in the studio about the book, and in the days leading to and following the event many interesting ideas came to the fore. Here are some of the great questions posed that the panel did not have time to address. They are valuable as open-ended subjects for reflection.

Antwerp’s Red Star Line Museum received a Special Commendation from the 2015 European Museum of the Year Awards (EMYA). Sponsored by the European Museum Forum, the awards were announced on May 16 at a ceremony held at the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, Scotland. More than 200 people from 29 European countries attended the gala ceremony in celebration of the honorees.

On Thursday August 13th, 2015, dignitaries from the US Department of State and the German Embassy gathered at the site of the new US Diplomacy Center for the unveiling of the museum’s first exhibition piece - a historic segment of the Berlin Wall. Members of the Beyer Blinder Belle team including Lead Designer Hany Hassan, FAIA, and architects Carl Chapman, Michael Fitzgerald, Rence W. Gill, Steven D. Lee, and Bodh N. Ramdeo were present as the three-ton 12 x 3 foot concrete panel was lifted by crane and placed inside the Diplomacy Center, which is currently under construction.

In our fourth installment of “In Construction,” a new series that explores behind-the-scenes building technologies and methods, we take a look at 551 West 21st Street and three unique aspects of the project: Building Information Modeling (BIM) used to orchestrate the design-assist process, BIM used to establish a common digital “working point” system, and custom-designed precast concrete panels.

In our first installment of “In Construction,” a new series that explores behind-the-scenes building technologies and methods, we take a look at Central Place* and three unique aspects of the project: the challenges of building within and connections around a transit hub; capitalizing views atop Metro DC’s tallest building; and the James Carpenter-designed lobby.

New York Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today presided over a groundbreaking ceremony for the TWA Hotel, a new $265-million hotel, restaurant and conference center complex that will be anchored by Eero Saarinen’s iconic Flight Center at JFK International Airport.

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.

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

With the 400-foot tall D1 Tower reaching its peak, the project team paused to celebrate a major project milestone.

Join North American Properties for a virtual tour of the reimagined Colony Square, the Southeast's first mixed-use development.
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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.