MBB led a phased project to fully restore the Cathedral Complex, which included exterior stone conservation, interior stone, wood, and plaster restoration, and stained glass stabilization and conservation. All mechanical, electrical and plumbing systems were replaced and the complex is heated and cooled with a new, ten-well geothermal plant. The expansion of the Parish House doubled the existing non-cathedral program space. The project has been featured in a wide range of media including the New York Times, The History Channel and Channel 2 News.

An excerpt from PBS's Treasures of New York featuring Jeffrey Murphy speaking about the restoration work at St. Patrick's Cathedral, Aired: 08/18/2015


2018 Chicago Athenaeum Museum American Architecture Award

2016 Faith & Form Honor Award, Preservation

2016 AIA National Honor Award 

2016 AIA NYC Merit Award
2016 Lucy G. Moses Award by the New York Landmarks Conservancy
2016 Municipal Arts Society of New York, MASterworks Award for Best Restoration
2016 Architizer A+ Awards Special Mention
2014 Copper Development Association's North American Copper in Architecture Award

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