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MBB’s Trinity Church Wall Street project has won a 2022 Faith & Form/Interfaith Design Award in the Religious Architecture: Restoration Category.

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MBB has won a National Society of American Registered Architects Award for our project at Park Avenue Synagogue.

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MBB is pleased to announce that we won a 2020 Society of Registered Architects NY Design Award of Merit for the Grace Church High School Athletic Center.

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MBB is pleased to announce that we won two awards last night at the SARA 2020 National Design Awards. Our Eli M. Black Center for Lifelong Learning won a Merit Award and Grace Church High School Athletic Center won an Honor Award.

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MBB Architects recently partnered with Dattner Architects and University Neighborhood Housing Program (UNHP) to participate in Neighborhoods Now, a collaboration between the Urban Design Forum and Van Alen Institute that connects leading design firms with neighborhoods drastically effected by COVID-19 .

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MBB recently finished a project for Concrete Safaris which is a non-profit whose mission is to prepare youth in East Harlem and beyond to lead healthy lives and shape their environment through outdoor education, play, exploration and community engagement. Over the past few years, the organization has experienced significant growth and is in need of […]

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MBB partnered with International School Services (ISS) to host two 90-minute webinars on July 27th and 28th for international schools around the world working on their reopening plans.

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To Our Community,   The past six weeks have been unprecedented and challenging for all of us. We have had to redefine how we work, live and interact with each other in ways that were unimaginable only months ago. Through these challenges, MBB remains committed to our people and to our clients. As we navigate […]

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Katherine Malishewsky, MBB’s Director of Preservation, gave members of the New York chapter of the Commercial Interior Design Association a tour of Trinity Church.

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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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MBB Staff recently toured Trinity Church to observe the work being done as part of the restoration.

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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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At Trinity Church Wall Street, we have encountered several missing or damaged pieces of ornamental plaster. These are recreated by finding a matching section of plaster on a different arch, casting a mold over the existing plaster and then casting the new piece. The replacements are then pinned back to the building, and a “dob” […]

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Park Avenue Synagogue’s Eli M. Black Lifelong Learning Center is a finalist for a NYCxDesign Award. MBB transformed a seven-story townhouse into a learning center for all ages. The building now includes a gracious lobby, classrooms, a chapel, and a rooftop terrace and garden. A collaboration with designer Amy Reichert produced site specific art installations […]

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This Saturday, Jeffrey Murphy, partner, led a walking tour of Trinity Church for Jane’s Walk and the Municipal Arts Society of NYC. Thanks to everyone who came out to learn more about the restoration process, including the stained glass, stone, plaster and woodwork conservation, and our efforts to increase accessibility and integrate technology seamlessly.

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At Park Avenue Synagogue, the fourth floor is being removed to create a bright new, double height chapel.

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Construction Update: A recent site visit to Garitage Park in Sofia, Bulgaria. MBB is designing the BREEAM Excellent 450,000sf residential tower. It will be located in the far right corner of the site, overlooking the Vitosha Mountains.

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Restoration Update, November 2018: At Trinity Church Wall Street, the team reviews the new light mock up amidst the scaffolding; the revamped pews are being tested and the stained glass windows are being cleaned and carefully restored. Click through for photos

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Congratulations to architects Kate Brown and Michael Salinas for being selected as mentors by the Architectural League of New York! This pilot program fostors mentorship between students and practicing architects in New York.

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Construction Update: More progress in the Grace Church High School, the wood ceiling is being installed!

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More progress on the Grace Church High School gymnasium! Click through for a slide show of the recent progress.

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Grace Church High School’s gymnasium is beginning to look amazing!

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Jeff Murphy and Sara Grant presented “Every Square Inch: Inspiring Efficient School Design” at the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS) Business Affairs Conference on Thursday, May 3 2018. Murphy and Grant discussed how to turn spatial challenges into design opportunities for a school, and how the creativity and innovation evolved from maximizing […]

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Congratulations to Quinn Lammie for being selected to participate in the AIA New York Civic Leadership Program. Over the course of this six-month mentorship program, ten emerging architecture professionals will develop skills to engage in the civic process. We are also pleased to announce that John Mealy passed the Certified Passive House Designer Exam. MBB […]

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Stefan Garcia talks to middle school students about architecture as a career choice at Orchard Collegiate Academy Career Day

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MBB is so pleased to announce that the 2018 Jury of Fellows from the American Institute of Architects has elevated Mary Burnham to its prestigious College of Fellows. This is an honor awarded to members who have made significant contributions to the profession, and to society, on a national level, and who exemplify architectural excellence. […]

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At the AIANY 2018 Board Inaugural, the Social Science + Architecture Committee and the Committee on Architecture for Education received one of the chapter’s highest honors, the Vice President’s Citation for Design Excellence for their joint work on the Medgar Evers College Collaborative Research Project spearheaded by Evie Klein, Melissa Marsh, Sara Grant and Marta […]

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The Lady Chapel, at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, is completed. Floor to ceiling glass walls and doors were hung to help mitigate noise from the main chapel, and provide visitors a quiet place to meditate.

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In time for school to start, the new tugboat for St. Hilda’s St. Hugh’s School was lifted into its new home on their rooftop playdeck.

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Construction Update: Steel beams are in place for the new playdeck at Rodeph Sholom School in Manhattan. Click through to see what it the completed deck will look like!

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Construction Update: At St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the floor-to-ceiling glass walls are being installed in the Lady Chapel.

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Partner, Jeffrey Murphy introduced Dean Mohsen Mostafavi at the Harvard Graduate School of Design who spoke to alumni about his vision for the school. October 1, 2016

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MBBer, Tim Butler, recently reviewed “MidCentury Modern Houses” by Lorenzo Ottaviani, Jeffrey Matz and Cristina A. Ross for mod, the docomomo magazine. Click through to read his review.

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Mary Burnham, AIA is one of the featured designers in the current exhibition, Follies, Function & Form: Imagining Olana’s Summer House.  This design exhibition, presented by The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York chapters of the American Institute of Architects (AIANY) and the American Society of Landscape Architects (ASLA-NY) unites 21 visionary architects […]

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On-site testing of exterior siding for a Bridgehampton residence currently in a CD stage. (L-R) Afrormosia Sealed, Afrormosia Unsealed, Ipe Sealed, Ipe Unsealed, Mahogany Sealed, Mahogany Unsealed, Yellow Cedar Sealed, Yellow Cedar Unsealed

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Construction Update: AT PS 19Q in Queens, NY the forms are applied and foundation is being poured. The giant stormwater runoff tank has also been installed. Click through for more photos!

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MBB Designers, Nyssa Sherazee and Sanou Cisse, presented to the students of The Guardian Angel School on June 12th about what it’s like to work as an architect.

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St. Patrick’s Cathedral is a recipient of a 2016 Faith & Form/IFRAA Award and will be featured in the 2016 Annual Awards issue of Faith & Form Magazine in December.

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Construction Update: At the Landmark Preservation Commission’s new offices, the walls and ceiling once covering the porthole windows and glass block walls have been removed. So much light and what a view! Click thru for slideshow.

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Primary School 330 has been awarded a 2016 Brooklyn + Queens Design Awards Excellence Award in the Institutional category.

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Construction Update: The Billie Holiday Theater, Brooklyn. The ceiling panels are installed on stage and proscenium; and the stage is being painted in this historic, 191-seat theater. Click thru for slideshow.

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New additions at St. Patrick’s Cathedral: In the Memorial Garden, St. Francis of Assisi watches over a new fountain with a center stone blessed by the Pope in 2008. The full-size glass doors were added so visitors may look into the cathedral without affecting the interior temperatures. Click thru for slideshow.

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An Adolph Gottlieb stained glass window from the Park Avenue Synagogue project that is currently being reviewed in our office.

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A trailer was installed on the playdeck at St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School. This replaces the airplane fuselage that has been there for the past two years.

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MBB participated in the New York Architects’ Regatta Challenge. It was a spectacular afternoon to be on the water and MBB placed fourth out of eighteen.

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Our project, The St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School, was cited for an Award of Merit by the 2015 AIA New York State Design Awards Jury.

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MBB chartered the Yacht Manhattan for an AIANY Architecture Boat Tour.

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MBB is working on a new project at PS 19Q in Queens.

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In May 2015, MBB’s classroom furniture prototypes were exhibited to a large group at UNICEF’s New York City Headquarters. Click through for the slideshow.

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After stained glass panels at St. Patrick’s Cathedral are returned from the studio for repairs, they are re-inspected on a light table on site before being reinstalled in the windows. As this detail photo shows, new replacement pieces of glass are signed by the artist.

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2014 Interior Design Best of the Year Awards Finalist – St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School

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Last Tuesday and Wednesday, the newly restored bronze doors were reinstalled at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. The restoration of the 9,200 pound doors took three months and involved removing seven layers of paint and recreating the original patina with acid.

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Rolando Kraeher visits Tennessee Marble Company manufacturing facility in Friendsville, TN which will be providing marble flooring for Saint Patrick’s Cathedral.

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A stained glass panel from St. Patrick’s Cathedral is examined on a light table in order to identify necessary repairs.

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Jeffrey traveled to Malawi recently to oversee the UNICEF prototyping process. He met with the fabricators and visited the schools that will be using the furniture that our office designed.

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The scaffolding platform at St. Patrick’s Cathedral has moved, revealing further areas of completed work, including the stained glass windows and painted plaster ceiling. -Sarah Rosenblatt, MBB Preservationist

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Last week, one of our team members traveled to Malawi and Rwanda to conduct field research for the UNICEF classroom furniture design project.

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A child in Malawi carries a classroom bench designed by MBB for Sub-Saharan schools through UNICEF

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Prototypes for the UNICEF school furniture project. The top desk was manufactured in New Jersey, the two bottom desks, painted green and orange, were manufactured in Malawi, Africa.

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100 feet in the air, scaffolding is being dismantled of St. Patrick’s Cathedral, exposing areas of completed masonry and stained glass work

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Our project, PS 41: The Greenwich Village School Green Roof is going to be part of Open House New York this year. Tours will be given on the hour. 13 October 2013 from 10am – 2pm.

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This Saw-Whet Owl has made a new home in the St. Patrick’s scaffolding, keeping the team entertained for the past four months. Owls appear in the original imagery in the cathedral: they are depicted in the trusses on the ceiling of the nave.

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Dining Hall at St. Hilda’s St. Hugh’s school

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Scaffolding continues to come down on St. Patrick’s Cathedral as masonry and stained glass work is completed.

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2013 SARA/NY Gold Award of Excellence – St. Patrick’s Cathedral Rectory

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We developed our prototype for the UNICEF classroom furniture project and let the students at St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School in New York try it out and give us their feedback.

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Images from St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh School are currently on display in the West 4th subway station.

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Installation of the steel has begun at the construction site of our project in Bridgehampton.

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Murphy Burnham & Buttrick Architects has been selected as one of 4 finalists in an international competition for The Early Childhood Centre in Abu Dhabi for the Sheika Salama bint Hamdan Al Nahyan Foundation.

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Beautiful view of the organ loft at the St. Patrick’s Cathedral

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MBB took a tour of a townhouse renovation project in Park Slope Brooklyn.

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MBB’s office was closed for a week during and after Hurricane Sandy. The devastation along the coast brought us to revisit the issue of emergency housing in the aftermath of such a storm. When Katrina hit New Orleans the City of New York’s Office of Emergency Management sponsored a competition entitled “What if NYC…”. Our […]

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The new Playdeck and St. Hilda’s and St. Hugh’s School features a vintage 1968 Fiat which is the same vintage as the building housing the school.

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The installation of the steel framing at PS 287 in Queens.

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Latest view of the beautiful PS 330

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Progress at “the pit” : PS 287 in Queens.

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View of PS 287 from Northern Boulevard – precast panel installation complete, brick masonry in progress, window installation begins.

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2012 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award – St. Patrick’s Cathedral Rectory

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The Wall Street Journal,”NYC’s St. Pat’s cathedral to get $177M restoration” July 7, 2012, Associated Press

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Before and after images showing the restoration of a stained glass window at St. Patrick’s Cathedral depicting a devil.

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Construction continues at Rodeph Sholom School

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The groundbreaking ceremony for PS 330Q, a new elementary school in Queens.

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Office outing at the Yankees’ Stadium.

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Clay poultice is used to draw copper staining out of the stone in the St. Patrick’s Cathedral restoration project. The clay is mixed with chemicals, applied to the stone, and allowed to dry. As the clay dries, the chemicals pull copper stains out of the stone (as seen on the left of this photo). Once […]

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Terence Gower’s public art installation uses shapes, color, light, and shadows to animate a double height reading area in the library space at PS 330 -Giang Le, Designer at MBB

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Newly installed playground equipment gets lots of use at PS330 in Queens.

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2009 Design Award of Excellence – Society of American Registered Architects/NY – St. Hilda’s & St. Hugh’s School Science Renovation

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Daylight streams through the clerestory windows at St. Patrick’s Cathedral. This window was installed in 1954 by Charles Connick of Boston.

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3-D scan of the tower at St. Paul’s Chapel in Downtown Manhattan.

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2007 Lucy G. Moses Preservation Award – New York University Getty Grant Historic Preservation Plan

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Commitment to a Just Society: As citizens and practicing architects, we are compelled to respond to the pervasive racism in our society that justifies this moment of upheaval in our country. We hear the pain and outrage of our Black and Brown colleagues and stand in solidarity with them.  We commit ourselves, within our practice and […]

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2006 Grand Award – Builder’s Choice Design and Planning Awards and Recognition Bronx Row Houses 2006 Merit Award – American Institute of Architects New York State Bronx Row Houses 2005 Housing Design Award – American Institute of Architects New York Chapter Bronx Row Houses

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