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We are pleased to announce that MBB Architects has been tapped to helm the design of the Stonewall National Monument Visitor Center and will work alongside LGBTQ+ historians, activists, and community leaders. Local Projects will lead the experiential and exhibit design.

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MBB is pleased to announce that Trinity Church Wall Street received a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award from The New York Landmarks Conservancy.

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We are please to announce that our project Park Avenue Synagogue was a 2021 Interior Design Magazine’s Best of the Year Awards Honoree in the Institutional Category.

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Trinity Church Wall Street won an ENR NY Award of Merit for Renovation/Restoration category.

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Congratulations to MBB Partner Sara Grant for making the Crain’s New York Notable Women Business Owners 2021 List.

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Jeffrey Murphy participated in Sustainable Westchester’s podcast series “Conversations in Clean Energy.” As the second in a two-part series “MythBusting Clean Heating & Cooling: The Efficacy of Retrofits,” host Radina Valova explores the often thought impossible geothermal retrofit in historical buildings.

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Jeffrey Murphy participated in a Virtual Event on “Geothermal System Integration at St. Patrick’s Cathedral in NYC” on July 22, 2021 for the Association for Preservation Technology. You can listen to the podcast at the following link until August 22nd.

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On May 19, 2021, Mary Burnham was a Panelist for the TORCH Mentorship Program at the Center for Architecture to discuss the business side of design. The video is now available at the following link.

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Taylor Aikin moderated an educational workshop at the Center for Architecture on May 17th called: Real Estate 101 for Communities of Faith. The video is now available at the following link.

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MBB is pleased to announce that we have won an editors’ pick in AN’s Best of Design Awards’ Interior – Institutional category for Grace Church High School Athletic Center.

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Madame Architect, “Design That Matters: MBB’s Mary Burnham on Embracing Opportunities and Taking the Long View” by Julia Gamolina, September 24, 2020

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Jeffery Murphy, FAIA, founding partner at MBB Architects moderated a panel of university architects and planners including Alice Raucher AIA, AUA, LEED AP, University of Virginia; David Lenox AIA, Stanford University; Kim Chen RA, Columbia University; and Sarah Boykin AIA University of the South to present strategic thinking surrounding revitalizing historic campus buildings.

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MBB is pleased to announce that our sustainable work for St. Patrick’s Cathedral has been honored with a 2019 AIA COTE Top Ten Award! The COTE Top Ten program highlights projects that meet the AIA Committee on the Environment’s rigorous criteria for social, economic and ecological value. Our renovation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral achieved a […]

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Madame Architect, “The Modern Preservationist: A Manifesto,” by Katherine Malishewsky, July 8, 2020

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MBB Architects’ net-zero library design, “Community Currents,” has won the Professional Merit Award for AIA California’s 2020 Architecture at Zero Competition.

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Friend’s of the Upper East Side, “Jane’s Walk NYC: An Ethereal Tour of the Upper East Side,” 2 May 2020

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Fiyel Levent, MBB’s Director of Interior Design, received a 2020 Arnold W. Brunner Grant for Architectural Research Grant for her research project, “ReProgrammed: A Solutions Oriented Analysis of Civic Architecture in Finland.” The Arnold W. Brunner Grant is awarded to mid-career architects for advanced study in any area of architectural investigation that will contribute to […]

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The Construction Specifier, “MBB Architects Renovates Historic Princeton museum,” April 20, 2020

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Please join us on March 3rd at the Center for Architecture (AIANY) “Intergenerational Learning Spaces,” a panel discussion MBB Architects partner Sara Grant helped organize. This panel brings together professionals who will present and discuss their work in the field of intergenerational education, with an emphasis on the role of architectural design in fostering these […]

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Katherine Malishewsky, MBB’s Director of Preservation, wrote a blog post for the National Trust for Historic Preservation blog titled “The Collaboration Between Architect and Preservationist in Bringing Trinity Church into the 21st Century.”

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MBB hosted two students as part of the AIA NY’s “Discover Architecture!”, a 4-day-long pilot program designed to familiarize a wider audience, particularly sophomores and juniors attending New York City public high schools, with the practice of architecture. Quinn Lammie was the program leader for MBB. Our two students Victoria and Siam attended site meetings […]

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Architect, “MBB Architects offer employees travel grants to broaden cultural perspectives,” Sean Joyner, February 17, 2020

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World Architecture News, “New York’s Park Avenue Synagogue reopens with rededication event, ” Georgina Johnston, January 28, 2020

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The Construction Specifier, “MBB Architects design high-rise for Bulgaria’s Garitage Park,” January 2, 2020

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Real Estate Weekly, “MBB celebrates synagogue renovation” 2 Jan 2020

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The chapel's multipurpose space supports rehearsals, performances and all school gatherings
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We are pleased to announce that MBB’s Gordon Chapel renovation at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School is an Editor’s Pick for the 2019 Best of Design Awards winners in the Interior — Institutional category.

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Architect, “Designed by MBB Architects, Park Avenue Synagogue’s New Community Building Opens in Manhattan,” by Alex AG

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Our St. Patrick’s Cathedral project is the lead feature this month in the national sustainability magazine, High Performing Buildings! Follow the link to read more.

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MBB Architects is featured in the November 2019 issue of Architect magazine. The article explores the unorthodox approaches taken to make this beautiful historic cathedral an unlikely winner of the COTE award. Follow the link to learn more about the innovative design, engineering, and preservation solutions that elevated this building into the high-performance category of […]

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The 2019 SARA National Design Awards were held at Venue SIX10 in Chicago on November 1, 2019. Mary Burnham, FAIA accepted a Design Award of Honor for MBB’s Gordon Chapel at St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School.

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Faith & Form, Volume 52, Issue 3, “Cathedral of Sustainability,” by Jeffrey Murphy

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Jeffrey Murphy, Partner, was on a panel at the Center for Architecture in a discussion that explored preservation and sustainability titled How Low Can We Go – Historic Preservation and Carbon Reduction. Follow the link to find out more.

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NY Jewish Week spoke with Park Avenue Synagogue's Rabbi Elliot Cosgrove, MBB partner Sara Grant, and collaborator Amy Reichert about incorporating PAS’s mission and history into the architecture of the Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center, especially through the thoughtful application of art throughout the space. Follow the link to read the full article.

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MBB's work on St. Patrick's Cathedral's geothermal wells was featured on Fox 5 New York. Click through the link to watch the video.

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MBB recently participated in the AIA's Zero Waste Challenge. We measured our waste three times over the last several months to track our progress. We worked on limiting our waste by educating the office about recycling, using more reusable dishware and silverware, and starting a composting initiative. In the end, MBB is one of three firms with the largest total waste reduction! We're all very excited to keep this momentum going and continue reducing our waste.

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Jeffrey Murphy, founding partner, contributed a post for the Trinity Wall Street blog about the rejuvenation of the 172-year-old landmark. Follow the link to learn more.

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MBB is pleased to be included in a new video about the AIA Day of Service. Follow the link to watch the full video and hear more about MBB's service project with Edible Schoolyard NYC!

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Thank you to the AIA Long Island Chapter for honoring MBB with a 2018 Excellence in Architecture Award for the Bridgehampton House!

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Thank you to US Glass Magazine for honoring the glazing in the Lady Chapel at St. Patrick's Cathedral with an award for Most Innovative Interior Glass Rails, Walls and Doors! MBB worked with seele, Inc., who provided design, fabrication and installation of the glass structure. The all-glass design allows visitors to view the entire space, while maintaining quiet and tranquility within the Lady Chapel.

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Society of American Registered Architects New York Council has awarded MBB a 2018 Award of Excellence for our work at PS 330!

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The Chicago Athenaeum has awarded a 2018 American Architecture Prize for the preservation of St. Patrick’s Cathedral.

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Congrats to P.W. Grosser Consulting, Inc./Landmark Facilities Group, Inc. Joint Venture who won an Engineering Excellence Diamond Award from the American Council of Engineering Companies of New York (ACEC) for the St. Patrick's Cathedral Geothermal Heating & Cooling System.

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MBB Architects is proud to be the recipient of a 2017 Rethinking The Future Award in Educational Design, for our work on PS 330 in Queens.

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MBB is delighted to be included on this year’s Luxe Gold List, a yearly list of the best architects, interior designers and landscape architects from around the country.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral just fired up its new geothermal heating and cooling plant, using renewable energy from 2,200 feet below Midtown.

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Arch Daily, "Faith & Form's 2016 Religious Architecture Awards Recognize 28 Projects from Around the Globe," Rory Stott, 6 December 2016.

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Several members of the St. Patrick's Cathedral team will be presenting "A Higher Calling: New Technology & Conserving St. Patrick's Cathedral," at the AIANYS Saratoga Design Conference on Saturday, October 24th at 9:00am.

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Architect, "AIA Announces 2016 Institute Honor Awards for Architecture," January 15, 2016, Sara Johnson

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We are pleased to announce that Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects has won two 2016 AIANY Merit Awards for Architecture, one for PS330 in Queens and the other for the St. Patrick's Cathedral Restoration.

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NY Times, "Super White of White Dove? Restoring St. Paul's Colonial Color," August 1, 2016, David Dunlap

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New York Times, "Dreaming Up a Summer Idyll for Frederic Edwin Church," July 29, 2016, Ted Loos.

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The Huffington Post, "28 Sacred Spaces That Capture The Stunning Beauty Of Religious Architecture," December 12, 2016, Antonia Blumberg

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Architectural Digest, "12 New York City Landmarks That Won Awards: The New York Landmarks Conservancy recently named the year’s best restoration projects," May 24, 2016, Geoffrey Montes

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MBB's Brooklyn Townhouse is a finalist in Interior Design Magazine's Best of Year Awards. The winners will be announced on Thursday, December 1st at an awards ceremony held that evening at the IAC Building in Manhattan.

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We are pleased to announce that St. Patrick's Cathedral has won a Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award.
The Lucy G. Moses Preservation Awards are the Conservancy’s highest honors for excellence in preservation. The coveted awards are named for Lucy G. Moses, a dedicated New Yorker whose generosity benefited the City for more than 50 years. The Awards have recognized over 250 individuals, organizations, and building owners for their extraordinary contributions to the City. The Conservancy is grateful for the generous support of the Henry and Lucy Moses Fund, which makes the Awards possible.

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MBB is pleased to have won the ASLA|NY’s Collaborative Design Award, along with the wonderful Robin Key Landscape Architects, for our work on the St. Hilda St. Hughes project.

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Both PS 330 and St. Patrick's Cathdral are featured at the Center for Architecture's exhibit New York, New Design which is up until May 28th.

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UNICEF Classroom Furniture has been selected as a Finalist for the Plus Category Concepts: Architecture +Humanitarianism category and St. Patrick's Cathedral has been selected as a Special Mention for the Plus Category Concepts: Architecture +Preservation in the Architizer A+ Awards.

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Observer, "Warming Trend: Why New York Needs to Invest in Geothermal," January, 14, 2016, Zephyr Teachout

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St. Patrick's Cathedral has won the Municipal Art Society of New York's 2016 Award for Best Restoration.

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Mary Burnham, AIA will be giving a presentation on Early Childhood Education Enviroments this Saturday, October 24th, 2015 as part of Archtober at the Center for Architecture.

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The Ruin Blog, "James Renwick’s St. Patrick’s Cathedral: A Restoration," October 15, 2015

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Jeffrey Murphy is interviewed by Thema about the restoration of St. Patrick's Cathedral.

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NY Daily News, "St. Patrick's Cathedral refurbished in time for Pope Francis," September 28, 2015, Edgar Sandoval & Corky Siemaszko.

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Fast Company, "How to Give an Iconic 136-year-old Cathedral a $177 million Overhaul," September 22, 2015, Diana Budds.

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A Gift to New York, in Time for the Pope.

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Architectural Record, "MBB Adds Final Flourishes to St. Patrick's Cathedral Conservation", September 17, 2015, Rebecca Seidel.

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Architect, "St. Patrick's Cathedral Gets an Update Fit for the Pope," September 11, 2015, Emily Hooper.

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New York Magazine, Daily Intelligencer, "What We Can Learn From the Restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral," September 11, 2015, Justin Davidson.

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Architect's Newspaper Blog, "Pictoral: Conservation Work at New York City's St. Patrick's Cathedral is Finally (Almost) Complete," September 10, 2015, Audrey Wachs.

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Murphy Burnham & Buttrick's restoration project at St. Patrick's Cathedral is a recipient of a 2016 Institute Honor Award for Architecture.

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Observer, "Fit for a Pope: St. Patrick's Cathedral's $200M Restoration Draws to a Close," September 10, 2015, Morgan Halberg.

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NY1 News, "St. Patrick's Cathedral Speeds Up Restoration Ahead of Papal Visit," September 10, 2015.

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AM NY, "St. Patrick's Cathedral renovated space ready for Pope, New Yorkers," September 10, 2015, Ivan Pereira.

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Newsday, "St. Patrick's Cathedral renovated in time for papal visit," September 9, 2015,

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Take a Tour of the New St. Pat's

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Our project Primary School 330Q has received an AIANYS Excelsior Award for Public Architecture by the 2015 Excelsior Awards Jury.

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Interior Design, "Fit for the Pope," September 2015, Annie Block and Matthew Powell.

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NY Daily News, "Timothy Cardinal Dolan blesses St. Patrick’s Cathedral ‘galeros’ ahead of Pope Francis’ visit," August 26, 2015, Chauncey Alcorn.

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CBS New York, "Renovations At St. Patrick’s Cathedral Wrapping Up As Pope Francis’ NYC Visit Looms" August 25, 2015.

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The Wall Street Journal, "Repairs Almost Done, St. Patrick’s Cathedral Is Set to Shine", July 12, 2015, Melanie Grayce West.

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MBB’s Habitat for Humanity project will be featured in an exhibit about affordable housing at the Museum of the City of New York, opening on Sept 18th.

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This Thursday, July 23rd from 6:30-8:30pm, Jeffrey Murphy from MBB will participate in the Pecha-Kucha: Frames of Reference: New York and Boston at the Center for Architecture.

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WABC-TV New York, "Rush to Finish St. Patrick's Cathedral Renovation Ahead of Pope's Visit", July 2, 2015, Lucy Yang.

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St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School won a prestigious 2015 American Architecture Award by the Chicago Anthenaeum. The project will be premiered at the the 3rd Chicago Architecture Biennial this November entitled The City and the World.

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Newsday, "Most St. Patrick's renovations to be complete before Pope Francis's NYC visit", June 9, 2015, Bart Jones

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On Thursday March 3rd, the Municipal Arts Society held their annual MASterworks awards ceremony at Tishman Speyer. Among the recipients was the St. Patrick's Cathedral restoration project.

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Les Architectures, How St Patrick's Cathedral Got it's New Skin, 5 February 2015, Eliane Zimmer

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Architectural Record, "In Full View" January 2015, Linda Lentz

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2014 Queens Chamber of Commerce - Building Award - Public School 330Q in Corona, Queens

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2014 Copper Development Association - North American Copper in Architecture Award - St. Patrick's Cathedral Restoration

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Architizer has featured our project St. Hilda's & St. Hugh's School on their homepage

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ENR New York, "Spirit of Cooperation Aids $177M Cathedral Upgrade" 6 December 2013, C.J. Hughes

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Murphy Burnham and Buttrick’s Rodeph Sholom School is featured in an exhibit curated by Tom Mullins at the Center for Architecture in NY Oct 1- Jan 19, 2013

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Mary Burnham will be presenting the Brooklyn Heights Montessori School project at the AIA NY Chapter's Speed Presentation, Edition 4: The Death of Decadence - Pared-Down Interiors for the New Reality March 27, 2013.

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A glimpse into the $177 million St. Patrick's Cathedral restoration September 23, 2012, NBC Nightly News

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Project Architect Rolando Kraeher is interviewed on the restoration of St. Patrick’s Cathedral on Telemundo

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AIA New York. Murphy Burnham and Buttrick included in the exhibit "MADE in New York". October-December, 2010.

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Remodelista, “Office Visit” August 22, 2010.

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The Architect's Newspaper, "Playing Favorites" January 2009, Seward, Aaron.

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