VIII International
Architecture Forum

September 10, 2019 / KYIV

Richard W. Southwick

Richard W. Southwick, FAIA, LEED AP, Director of Historic Preservation, Partner, Beyer Blinder Belle

Topic: «New York City’s Historic Airport Terminals: Growth, Obsolescence and Adaptive Reuse»

Richard Southwick leads the firm’s design direction for historic preservation. He has managed the architectural effort on many of New York’s signature buildings including: the Morgan Library & Museum expansion (with Renzo Piano Building Workshop); the Cooper-Hewitt Museum expansion; Master Plan for the Frick Collection and Art Reference Library; Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Enid A. Haupt Conservatory and the Apollo Theatre. Other notable projects include: the Red Star Line Memorial Place, Antwerp, Belgium; the National Trust Headquarters and the U.S. Capitol, Washington, DC, etc. Mr. Southwick’s efforts in the preservation technology of modern landmarks include Eero Saarinen’s TWA Terminal at John F. Kennedy Airport; the Marine Air Terminal at La Guardia Airport; and Newark International Airport Administration Building. He is the author of the historic preservation section of the book “Construction in Cities: Social, Environmental, Political, and Economic Concerns”.

A graduate of SUNY Albany (B.A.) and Columbia University (M.Arch., Kinne Fellowship), he has been an adjunct professor at the New Jersey School of Architecture and is a board member of the New York City Historic Trust.


Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners

Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners is a collaborative international practice of 160 professionals in New York City and Washington, DC, with recognized expertise in architecture, historic presentation, interior design, urban design and planning.

Beyer Blinder Belle was established in 1968. The company has restored and revitalized many significant buildings and sites, including Rockefeller Center (New York), Empire State Building (New York), United State Capitol (Washington, DC), Red Star Line Museum of Migration (Antwerp, Belgium), etc.

The founding partners of Beyer Blinder Belle are John H. Beyer and John Belle.