Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners
Beyer Blinder Belle 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. They 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 they for more than four decades and has shaped a broad and award-winning practice — now 185 professionals in New York City and Washington, DC engaged in architecture, planning, and interiors. A persistent exploration of historic, cultural and civic meaning guides their work, while their design is contemporary and reflects the materials and technology of today.
Planning, restoration and the design of new buildings are the fundamental underpinnings of their practice. Many of their projects involve the stewardship of historic buildings in sensitive urban sites — the work for which they have become best recognized. Their deep sense of identity and evolving perspectives on design have guided their practice in new construction as well as master planning and urban design. With their clients and friends, they continue the dialogue.See more