Council on Foreign Relations

New York, NY

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Renovation of the landmark building and construction of an addition, used as a conference center, in the rear courtyard. Located on East 68th Street on Manhattan’s Upper East Side Historic District, the new facility incorporates the latest technology and provides much needed space for this growing international organization.


Bell & Larson, New York, NY


Council on Foreign Relations, New York, NY


  • upgrade and modernization of existing Council facilities
  • State-of-the-art conference center providing simultaneous translation of broadcasts into 15 languages
  • video and audio technology for international video conferencing and television broadcasting
  • demolition of one adjacent structure
  • logistically complex of demolition of one building and construction of a large structure in the entire rear yard requiring sensitive negotiations with neighbors and members of the NYC Landmarks Commission

Special Interests

Founded shortly after World War I for the study of US foreign policy and international affairs, the Council is a non-profit organization comprised of members who are leaders in academia, public service, business, and media. The Council produces numerous programs for radio and television broadcast and publishes Foreign Affairs, the preeminent journal in it’s field.


Construction Management