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BBB completed the rehabilitation of the Jacob Riis Bathhouse, an Art Deco icon affectionately known as the People’s Beach, and prepared its buildings and courtyards for enhanced public use.

At the New York Botanical Garden, BBB has restored a crown jewel of conservatory architecture.

BBB’s adaptive reuse of an outdated New York City park building at the Jamaica Bay Wildlife Refuge creates a sustainable, new visitor center that provides space for educational, administrative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

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.

BBB has undertaken a multitude of projects with the National Park Service that assist with achieving its mission of “caring for the American legacy.”

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 rehabilitation of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood revitalizes the historic heart of one of the most celebrated public gardens in the world.

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 restored the Summerhouse, a historic hexagon-shaped jewel of a building on the west front lawn of the US Capitol, built as a resting place for visitors.

BBB has restored the Robert A. Taft Memorial, Washington DC’s oldest carillon and one of the finest in the world.

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.

BBB’s restoration of a historic Polo Stable on Long Island enables the building to function as a modern equestrian center for many generations to come.

BBB’s award-winning restoration of two historic buildings at the Battleground National Cemetery contributes to the preservation of a significant Civil War landmark.

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

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.

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

BBB designed a contemporary, site-specific resilient café building as part of the revitalization of Jones Beach State Park.

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

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.

The Women’s Rights Pioneers Monument breaks “the bronze ceiling” by installing the first statue of historical women in the history of Central Park.

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At Longwood Gardens, a unique open-air exhibit overlooking the Main Fountain Garden explores the history and vision behind “New Heights: The Fountain Revitalization Project.”

In our third installment of “In Construction,” a new series that explores behind-the-scenes building technologies and methods, we take a look at the Main Fountain Garden Restoration at Longwood Gardens and three unique aspects of the project: repairing 4,382 pieces of limestone, restoring the opulent horticulture, and installing state-of-the-art technology to enhance the visitor experience.

Managing Partner Fred Bland explores his love of gardens in a five-part series entitled “Making of a Garden(er): An Urbanist Architect in the Garden.” This Installment 2 is about the many influences contributing to his approach. The series begins with Fred’s early gardening experiences, tracing the roots of his childhood experiences, initial projects, and the foundations of his first garden, Installment 1: “A Gardener Grows…”. Other installments include: Installment 3: “A Garden Grows”, Installment 4: “A Walk in the Garden”, and “One View Four Seasons” [Installment 5 forthcoming].

Managing Partner Fred Bland explores his love of gardens in a five-part series entitled “Making of a Garden(er): An Urbanist Architect in the Garden.” This Installment 4 documents a year-long journey through photos of Fred’s garden. The series begins with Fred’s early gardening experiences, tracing the roots of his childhood experiences, initial projects, and the foundations of his first garden, Installment 1: “A Gardener Grows…”. Other installments include: Installment 2: “Influences”, Installment 3: “A Garden Grows…”, and Installment 5: “One View Four Seasons” [forthcoming].

"Beyer Blinder Belle is honored to have assisted Monumental Women in organizing the national competition, coordinating the installation of the Women's Rights Pioneers Monument, and 'breaking the bronze ceiling' in Central Park. We're excited to see Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, and Elizabeth Cady Stanton each larger than life, and shown working together in the struggle for Equal Rights. Congratulations to Monumental Women, Meredith Bergmann, and the City of New York on this groundbreaking achievement."

Richard Southwick, FAIA, Partner

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