BBS News

Managing Construction Budgets Impacted by Global Events

BBS Risk Management – Construction Costs. What a tumultuous year we have had here in the Northeast Region. As we enter the second year since the pandemic hit, we are seeing signs of relief and recovery paired with a rise in consumer sentiment. Businesses are re-opening and rebalancing their approaches, complete with new jobs that […]

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Outdoor Learning and the Future of Activated Student Spaces

With Spring around the corner, we have fresh air and time outside on our mind. Getting outside, away from smart screens and Chromebooks, allows students and teachers alike to connect with each other and their surroundings in a way that their traditional classroom may not allow. It is well documented in numerous studies that spending […]

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BBS Welcomes John Prentice, AIA

BBS is pleased to announce the addition of John Prentice, AIA, to our team. John worked at BBS early in his career and went on to gain experience at several firms, most recently as a Senior Project Manager at Tetra Tech. In addition to his extensive experience in K-12 education design, John has served clients […]

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Message to the Community: Media Production Studios for Public Libraries

The Long Island Library Research Council (LILRC) hosted a presentation given by BBS Partner Kevin J. Walsh, AIA, ALEP, LEED AP this morning regarding the topic of broadcast media in public libraries. The presentation is available at the LILRC vimeo link. We are all continuing to move forward and seek ways to engage one another […]

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Air Filtration and Ventilation in the COVID Era

Mechanical systems in school facilities became a critical talking point in the conversation to safely reopen schools, particularly ventilation and air filtration. As health officials, the State Education Department, Superintendents, administrators, teachers, and professional services teams strategized to reopen schools, significant research and energy was put into ensuring school’s air filtration and ventilation systems met […]

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Greenacres School Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

Scarsdale, NY – The Board of Education and administration of the Scarsdale Public Schools held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for the newly expanded and renovated Greenacres Elementary School on Friday, January 22, 2021. BBS is proud to have been a part of this event, and would like to thank the Board, administration, and Scarsdale community for […]

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Looking Forward to 2021 and Beyond

You have read the posts and heard the news; we are all aware of what 2020 has meant to the world globally and to each and every one of us on a more local and personal level. 20/20 vision has allowed us to see that there is much work to do to improve, update and […]

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Progress Update: Construction Continues at the New Rhodes School

Hempstead, NY – Taking advantage of favorable weather conditions this Fall, construction continues at the new Rhodes Elementary School; the facility will be ready to open in Fall 2021. We at BBS are excited to share the progress of this building project that exemplifies the support of the Hempstead Community to improving its schools. Imagery/video […]

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BBS has been selected a Top Workplace for 2020!

We are proud that our employees nominated and then established BBS as a Newsday Top Workplace for 2020. That is a new accomplishment for us that we are very proud of, because it is about people and the quality of work life. Nearly a quarter of our staff has been with us for twenty years or more, […]

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Webinar | Next Millennium Design: “Adapting to Emerging Variables”

Please join Kevin Walsh AIA, ALEP, LEED AP, in partnership with Nassau BOCES and the Long Island Chapter of the American Institute of Architects, to the second of a three-part webinar series focusing on SCHOOL PLANNING AND DESIGN FOR COVID-19. The webinar series provides an opportunity for design professionals and the educational community to explore […]

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