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Baum, Richard

Specialties:
-Mechanical
-Electrical

Richard Baum
Richard Baum was an important contributor and namesake to internationally recognized engineering firm JB&B. He received his masters from Columbia and was a member of many organizations including the National Academy of Engineering, the Fellow of the American Consulting Engineers Council, the American Society of Mechanical Engineers, Air-Conditioning Engineers, and the American Society of Heating Refrigeration. (1) Additionally, he was awarded the Egleston Medal from Columbia School of Engineering. Richard Baum passed away in January 2005. (2)


Sears (Willis) Tower
Chicago, IL, USA


World Trade Center
New York, NY, USA


Bank of China Tower
Hong Kong, China


TWA Terminal at JFK Airport
New York, NY, USA

(1) Architectural Engineers of the 20th and 21st Century entry by Travis Riggs and Bryan Keene
(2) New York Times 2/1/2005

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Written by Michael Atmadja

January 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Engineers

JB&B

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JB&B
Main Office: 80 Pine Street, New York, New York 10005
Additional Office: 12 York Gate, London, England
Employees: About 190 in USA, 26 in England (1, 4)

Engineering Specialties (2)
-HVAC
-Electrical
-Plumbing
-Fire Protection
-Information Technology
-Lighting
-Sustainable Design
-Building Management Systems
-Modeling and Advanced Technologies
-Master Planning Feasibility Analysis
-Property Condition Assessments

History of Firm
JB&B is a New York based firm named after its founders, Jaros, Baum, and Bolles. Founded in 1915, they most specialize in electrical and mechanical engineering and are most iconic for their work with large-scale, then-contemporary architecture from the 1950’s to the 1970’s. (2) These include the Lever Building, Seagram Building, Pan Am Building, TWA Terminal, World Trade Center, and Sears Tower. However, JB&B continues to be relevant with over 11,000 projects completed worldwide as of 2008. (3) Among these many projects, JB&B has built a wide-reaching resume of designs from offices, to laboratories, to hotels. They continue to expand their portfolio with current work on the Freedom Tower and other WTC Memorial sites. (2)

Selected Projects
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Freedom Tower (Under Construction)
New York, NY, USA

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New York Stock Exchange (Renovation)
New York, NY, USA

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MOMA (Expansion/Renovation)
New York, NY, USA

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Sears (Willis) Tower
Chicago, IL, USA

Additional Projects
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World Trade Center
New York, NY, USA

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Bank of China Tower
Hong Kong, China

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Lever House
New York, NY, USA

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TWA Terminal at JFK Airport
New York, NY, USA

Sources
(1) http://www.linkedin.com/companies/jaros-baum-%26-bolles
(2) http://www.jbb.com/index.html
(3) Architectural Engineers of the 20th and 21st Century entry by Travis Riggs and Bryan Keene
(4) Lexis Nexis
(5) New York Times 2/1/2005

Written by Michael Atmadja

January 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Posted in Engineers