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Beyer Blinder Belle

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Traditional historic preservation and cutting edge technology continues to merge at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects and Planners. Since the firm was founded in 1968, Beyer Blinder Belle has established itself as one of America's premier authorities on historical preservation. Many of America's most cherished landmarks have been restored to their original grandeur by BBB. The list of their successful projects speaks for itself, Ellis Island, Grand Central Station, and the South Street Seaport Museum to name a few. Recently, BBB was selected by the Lower Manhattan Development Corp and the MTA to develop the master plan for the rebuilding of lower Manhattan. AMS's association with BBB has spanned almost 15 years and continues to be an extremely challenging and rewarding experience. Since the installation of their first personal computers in the 1980's, AMS has provided BBB with technological services. BBB's network has grown since those early days, in both size and sophistication, and has expanded to include several remote sites.


Thirty-four years ago . . .
Three architects from Cambridge, Massachusetts traveled the same circles, attended the same functions unbeknownst to each other. Years later they "found" one another working for the same New York architect. In 1968, linked by destiny and a vision, they opened their doors on Union Square.

Their mission . . .
To rescue America's cities from the urban degeneration of the ‘50s & ‘60s.

Convinced that urban environments are enriched by diversity and the dynamic interaction of past and present, Beyer Blinder Belle unites the old with the new – classic historic preservation meshed with the creative contemporary design of new construction.

This philosophy is best summarized by the citation of the Medal of Honor awarded by the New York Chapter of the AIA:


Grand Central Terminal (Manhattan).
Rubin Museum of Art (Manhattan).
Ellis Island Museum of Immigration (Manhattan)
Puck Building, (Manhattan)
15-19 Fulton Street, (Manhattan), 1983
Mark Morris Dance Center (Brooklyn)
The Morgan Library & Museum (with Renzo Piano Building Workshop) (Manhattan)
Japan Society (Manhattan).
Princeton University Campus Master Plan (Princeton, New Jersey)
Various National Mall Smithsonian Institution projects (Washington, D.C.)
Restoration and upgrade of Thurgood Marshall United States Courthouse (Manhattan)
New research facility at Indiana University School of Medicine (Indianapolis)
Shanghai Cultural Plaza (Shanghai)
Red Star Line Museum of Migration (Antwerp)
Restoration and Addition to the Historic DC Courthouse DC Courts site, (Washington, D.C.)
Restoration to World Trade Center