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BBB New York City: Contemporary NYC Architects Practice, United States of America
Nov 18, 2017
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects News
Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, New York City, NY, USA
Design: Mecanoo with Beyer Blinder Belle, architects
image courtesy of architects
New York Public Library Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Master Plan
The $317 million plan for the historic Midtown building on Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street was shared at the Library’s Board of Trustees meeting, and calls for an approximate 20% increase in public space for research, exhibitions, and educational programs.
May 27, 2017
Longwood Gardens’ Main Fountain Garden, Pennsylvania, USA
BBB’s rehabilitation of the Main Fountain Garden at Longwood will revitalize the historic heart of one of the most celebrated public gardens in the world.
Longwood Gardens, located in the Brandywine Valley of Pennsylvania, was conceived, designed, and constructed by Pierre S. du Pont during the first half of the 20th century. Inspired by many of the great water gardens of Europe, the Main Fountain Garden is among the most prominent features at Longwood, consisting of a variety of significant water features and set within an architectural context of Italianate renaissance loggias, arcades and basins, and an elaborate and rich horticultural display.
BBB has designed a major rehabilitation for the 80 year-old complex which had been chronically compromised by numerous mechanical problems and aging infrastructure. BBB’s scope of work focuses on the restoration of the original design; repair and improvements to mechanical and electrical systems; introduction of a series of new architectural elements such as the new Grotto, Grand Stairs, and a series of subterranean service structures; and enhancements to the plantings, fountains, and visitor amenities
Landscape architecture by West 8 – more info
Nov 18, 2016
New Mid-Manhattan Library Building, New York City, USA
Design: Mecanoo and Beyer Blinder Belle, architects
image from architect
New Mid-Manhattan Library Building
Sep 20 + 12, 2016
John Belle, the retired founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle, the US architectural and planning firm that has specialized in preservation, restoration and contextual design, died, reports the New York Times. He was 84 years old.
New York City “has lost an architect who conveyed a genial joy in resuscitating the masterworks of his predecessors. That made him an appealingly modest figure in a room full of big architectural egos, since he was at his best when his own interventions were least obvious.”
Key buildings with input from John include Grand Central Terminal renovation, the main building on Ellis Island and the Enid A. Haupt Conservatory at the New York Botanical Garden.
Grand Central New York with Metlife Building:
photo © Adrian Welch
Grand Central Station Building in New York City
John Belle was born on June 30, 1932, in Cardiff, Wales. He received diplomas from the Portsmouth School of Architecture in England and the Architectural Association in London before moving to the United States in 1959.
Once in America, he worked for José Luís Sert and Victor Gruen before starting his own architecture practice in 1968 with Richard L. Blinder and John H. Beyer. Mr. Blinder died in 2006. Mr. Beyer is still active.
Website: John Belle Architect – article in NY Times
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects – Key Projects
Major Development by this New York City design studio:
Met Breuer New York City Building, 945 Madison Avenue, Upper East Side, New York City, NY, USA
Former Whitney Museum of American Art
Original Architect: Marcel Breuer with Hamilton P. Smith
Renewal Architects: Beyer Blinder Belle
photo : Gryffindor, Wikimedia Commons
Met Breuer Building – Mar 28, 2016
551 West 21st Street in West Chelsea, New York City, NY, USA
Design: Foster + Partners, Architects
Executive Architect – Beyer Blinder Belle
photo © Michael Moran/OTTO
551W21 New York Condo Building – 20 Mar 2014
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners is an international, award-winning architecture, planning and interiors practice with a demonstrated commitment to design excellence, social integrity and sustainable practices.
Notable projects include restorations of New York City Hall and the Empire State Building’s Public Lobbies, 100 11th Avenue with Ateliers Jean Nouvel and The Carlton House.
Natick Collection, Natick, Massachusetts, USA
photography by Chuck Choi: image from architects office in Dec 2007
Natick Mall expansion
Location: 23 miles west of Boston
One of the first malls built east of the Mississippi River
Landscape: Martha Schwartz
James A. Farley Building Redevelopment – General Post Office, by Pennsylvania Station, New York City, NY, USA
Design entry with Santiago Calatrava (unsuccessful)
Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration, New York, USA
Renovation and restoration of the abandoned Ellis Island immigration station buildings.
When the Haupt Conservatory at the botanical garden in the Bronx was restored in 1997, Herbert Muschamp, who was then the architecture critic at The New York Times, said it could “once again hold its sparkling glass head up high amid the great architectural symbols of New York.”
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Beyer Blinder Belle Practice Information
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects Architect office based in USA – with offices in New York, NY and Washington, DC.
Beyer Blinder Belle Architects : American Architecture Studio
According to this US architecture studio:
The architects office “was founded in 1968, in the wake of the urban renewal movement in the United States, when the social fabric of cities, communities, and buildings was compromised by the prevailing attitudes about planning and architecture. We pioneered and defined a different approach to the design of the built environment that focused on architecture empowering people — their interaction with each other on streets and in neighborhoods, their pleasure in moving through the city, and their connections to the surrounding physical fabric.
This mission has guided us for more than four decades and has shaped a broad and award-winning practice — now 195 professionals in New York City and Washington, DC engaged in architecture, planning, and interiors. A persistent exploration of historic, cultural and civic meaning guides our work, while our design is contemporary and reflects the materials and technology of today.Planning, restoration and the design of new buildings are the fundamental underpinnings of our practice. Many of our projects involve the stewardship of historic buildings in sensitive urban sites — the work for which we have become best recognized. Our deep sense of identity and evolving perspectives on design have guided our practice in new construction as well as master planning and urban design. With our clients and friends, we continue the dialogue.”
photo © Robin Hill
New York Architects – major NYC design studios
Areas of specialization by this architecture practice include:
Civic, Commercial, Cultural, Education, Historic Preservation, Interiors, Planning & Urban Design and Residential.
New York Architecture
image : Foster + Partners
Foster + Partners re-imagines Grand Central Terminal for 2013 Centenary:
images : Foster + Partners
Grand Central Station Building NYC
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