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10/12/23, 6:30pm - 8pm
Beyer Blinder Belle

The AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee (ENYA) is proud to announce the first fall presentation in their Beyond the Boards series. Leadership at Beyer Blinder Belle (BBB) will profile their firm and design process before focusing on two current projects: The Met’s Michael C. Rockefeller Wing Renovation and the New York Public Library’s Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Renovation. The presentation will take an in-depth look at design strategies as well as some of the unique challenges faced during the projects. Guests will have the opportunity to view the BBB office following the presentation. The event will be followed by site tours of the discussed projects in the following days.

Featured Tours:
ENYA Beyond The Boards: Reenvisioning The Met’s Michael C. Rockefeller Wing
ENYA Beyond The Boards: NYPL Stephen A. Schwarzman Building Renovation

Byron Chang, Architect and Exhibitions Designer, WHY
Sam King, Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle
Henry Miller, AIA, CPHC, LEED AP, Architect, Beyer Blinder Belle
Kerry Nolan, AIA, Senior Associate, Beyer Blinder Belle
Nicky Rackard, Architectural Designer,Architectural Designer, Beyer Blinder Belle

About the Speakers:
Byron Chang is an experienced architect and exhibition designer with a vast knowledge of working with large museum stakeholder groups. A key member of WHY since 2008, he has designed major museums and galleries both nationally and internationally including expansions at the Speed Art Museum and Asian Art Museum and gallery reinstallations at the Art Institute of Chicago, the Harvard Art Museums and the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Byron often serves as the main point of contact with museums, working closely with curatorial, conservation, and educations departments to execute projects that bring a clarity to the design while honoring the vision of each institution.

Sam King is an architect who has been with Beyer Blinder Belle for 6 years. He has worked on a number of educational and institutional projects including SASB and Adams House as a part of Harvard House Renewal. Originally from St. Louis, Missouri, he holds degrees in architecture from Washington University in St. Louis and Yale University.

Henry Miller has over a decade of experience working on a wide range of projects encompassing new construction, historic preservation, and sustainable design. He is adept at all phases of a project, from programming and design through technical detailing and documentation, and has a particular interest in utilizing the latest in BIM software for existing buildings and preservation projects. His clients include New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Metropolitan Museum of Art, and Elad Group. He received a Bachelor of Arts from Macalester College and a Master of Architecture from Pratt Institute. Miller has been at BBB since 2004. He is a Certified Passive House Consultant (CPHC).

Kerry Nolan is a Senior Associate at Beyer Blinder Belle and brings over two decades of expertise leading project teams through the design, documentation, and construction administration of cultural and educational facilities; her current clients include NYPL, University of Pennsylvania, 92NY, and Society of the Four Arts in Palm Beach, FL. She is a valued resource on the construction site and in the office, with a team-oriented approach to complex problem-solving. Nolan is an active mentor for staff in BBB’s office. She is on the Advisory Board for AIANY’s Women in Architecture committee and served as its co-chair for six years. She joined BBB in 2015.

Nicky Rackard is a NYC-based Architectural Designer specializing in institutional projects, notably with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and 92NY. Covering all design phases from development to construction administration, he has experience in Landmarks Preservation and Passive House standards. Keen on physical model-making and adept in BIM, Rackard has also contributed to ArchDaily. He holds both a B.Sci and M.Arch from University College Dublin and joined BBB in 2019.

This event is offered in person; COVID-19 vaccinations and face masks are strongly encouraged for all visitors. Read our full Health and Safety Protocol here.

Organized by
AIANY Emerging New York Architects Committee
Interior photo of Beyer Blinder Belle office space
Beyer Blinder Belle offices. Image: Beyer Blinder Belle.
10/12/23, 6:30pm - 8pm
Beyer Blinder Belle
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