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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.

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 Land Use Framework is guiding the development of a new Aga Khan University Hospital and Wellness Campus in downtown Kampala, where a diversity of activities will foster a vibrant teaching-learning-healing environment.

BBB led a community-based planning effort for Washington, DC’s Adams Morgan neighborhood, resulting in a vision framework that preserves character and enhances quality of life.

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’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.

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.

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.

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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Essex Crossing is a new mixed-use, multi-income development for Manhattan’s largest stretch of undeveloped land below 96th Street, a vast tract known as the Seward Park Urban Renewal Area.

Detroit has become a symbol of post-industrial distress. Ruin voyeurs photograph scenes of overwhelming decay and the uncanny incursion of nature into spaces once dedicated to the manmade. But just as they overlook the underlying sadness of dereliction, so they ignore the vibrancy of an active city with a population working to translate loss into opportunity.

“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

An article in The New York Times examines how Grand Central Terminal, one of America’s great civic spaces, still captures our attention. David Dunlap’s piece, accompanied by a time-lapse video shot by Damon Winter, takes a look at the iconic Oyster Bar ramp hall, which was reclaimed in a comprehensive renovation by BBB.

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.

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.

During the week of September 7th, Miriam Kelly attended the sixteenth international congress of the International Committee for the Conservation of the Industrial Heritage (TICCIH) in Lille, France. TICCIH is the world organization for industrial heritage, promoting international cooperation toward the preservation and interpretation of industrial heritage as a cultural resource.

Cleary Larkin worked as an architect for BBB from June 2007 to May 2015. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Urban Planning at the University of Florida, where she intends to focus on the development of local preservation strategies within early 20th-century city planning. Here she considers how preservationists, designers and planners can better collaborate.

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 reinvention of Colony Square – Atlanta’s first mixed-use development – is scheduled to break ground October 10th. The iconic mid-century modern complex, originally constructed in the early 1970s, is undergoing transformation into a vibrant commercial, retail, residential and cultural destination in the heart of Midtown.

The renovated Hahne & Company Building has received a Merit Award in Preservation from the AIA New Jersey Design Awards program.

Congratulations to the entire project team! L+M Development Partners (Developer); Inglese Architecture & Engineering (Executive Architect); WSP Global (Structural Engineer); Harold Rosen Associates (M/E/P Engineer); Jablonski Building Conservation (Conservator); and Ulana Zakalak (Preservation Consultant).

“It is rare that such a jewel of a project gets shared with the public or its tenants…thank you for sharing, Mr. Silverstein.”

Carlos Cardoso, AIA, Partner, Director of Construction Administration

“Our team was charged with transforming Colony Square’s inward-looking design into a highly animated, urban environment that also engages with Midtown [Atlanta] streets…”

Maxwell Pau, AIA, AICP, LEED AP, Partner

BBB has launched BBB Uni – a homegrown initiative for professional development and strategic enhancement of our staff.

BBB’s RED (Research Exchange Develop) initiative is five years strong in its ongoing support for innovative staff research, promoting a culture of exchange, and enriching BBB’s practice through development.

BBB’s pro bono work expanded sidewalks with modular components for social distancing in Washington, DC’s Georgetown, the neighborhood we have called home for the last twenty years.

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“Architecture and planning are subsets of our larger goal: engaged urbanism. Whether working on a cultural landmark in need of conservation, a new building, a downtown, or a campus plan, we consider it our highest responsibility to serve the larger community, in both physical and social form.”