Beyer Blinder Belle has launched BBB ‘University’, a homegrown initiative that provides staff with training in emerging technologies and explores new project approaches and delivery methodsCreated during difficult times and changes in the business environment, BBB Uni is one of several recent BBB strategies implemented to address new skill sets and technologies needed to adapt to change.

BBB Uni is designed to elevate and enable staff to learn emerging technologies and find opportunities for new ways to approach and execute projects. Reinforcing the firm’s ever-evolving processes for project delivery, BBB Uni supports BBB on a future-forward path. The initiative is led by BBB’s Studio Revit Coordinators, Director of IT, and Director of Design Technology. Training programs include BBB-led webinars through Microsoft Teams, software-based training programs, and individual study through LinkedIn Learning, allowing staff members to learn a particular skill set in the course of continuing education and professional development.

BBB Uni topics are diverse, addressing a broad spectrum of design and construction issues and phases, and include the following topics led by individual BBBers:

  • Navigating Revit for PMs
  • Existing and/or Historic Conditions Toolkit for Accuracy and Efficiency
  • BIM 360 for Project Management
  • Enscape with Revit: Amaze Viewers with Cinematic Videos
  • BBB-led Revit Toolkit: Curtain Walls

BBB Uni is one of numerous firm-wide initiatives including RED (Research, Exchange and Develop) with which it has a natural affinity – all aimed at strengthening the firm during the current pandemic and beyond into the future.

About Beyer Blinder Belle

Founded in 1968, Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners is an award-winning architecture, planning, and interiors practice of 190 professionals in New York City, Washington, D.C., and Boston. The firm’s multi-faceted portfolio encompasses preservation, urban design, and new construction projects that span a wide spectrum of building typologies and sectors, including cultural, civic, educational, residential, and commercial.

For more than five decades, BBB’s work has focused on the revitalization of nationally celebrated buildings and urban sites, including Grand Central Terminal, Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, Lincoln Center, the World Trade Center Retail Redevelopment, and The Battery, Atlanta.

BBB approaches all projects with a deep understanding of their character-defining features and contexts, and brings creativity, place-making, and authenticity to the design of buildings and dynamic public spaces that meet the needs of current and future generations.

Media Contact: Christina Allan