BEYER BLINDER BELLE: DESIGN AND RESTORATION ARCHITECT, BALDASSANO ARCHITECTURE: PROJECT ARCHITECTS
Beyer Blinder Belle was founded in the wake of the urban renewal movement in the United States, during which the social fabric of cities, communities and buildings was compromised by the prevailing approaches to planning and architecture. BBB pioneered and defined a different approach to the design of the built environment which focused on the social integrity of communities and institutions empowering the daily lives of people; their interaction with each other on streets and in neighborhoods; their potential to take pleasure in moving through the city; and their memories and associations with the physical fabric around them.
Since then, and as a result of this commitment, Beyer Blinder Belle has won three Presidential Design Awards, the Medal of Honor from the AIA New York Chapter, the national AIA Firm Award, and hundreds of other awards for design and planning. Prominent examples of BBB historic restoration projects include Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island Museum, The Morgan Library, and The United States Capitol.
Baldassano Architecture is an established leader in architectural design on Long Island and throughout the Greater New York Metropolitan Region; providing services to the private and public sectors with a focus on Long Island's environment and architectural heritage. Baldassano is actively involved in identifying buildings with historic significance and finding ways to help with the preservation, restoration and adaptive re-use of the landmark structures. A thoughtful appreciation for the community in which we live and work is at the core of every Baldassano project.