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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


Written by Michael Atmadja

January 31, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Posted in Engineers


Main Office: New York, NY

Additional U.S. Locations:
Boston, MA
Philadelphia, PA

HVAC Design
Electrical Design
Plumbing Design
Fire Engineering
Building Management Systems
Information Technology
Lighting Design
Sustainable Design
Modeling and Advanced Technologies
Master Planning Feasibility Analysis
Property Condition Assessments
Facilities Management and Utility Infrastructure

Number of Employees:

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. 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. 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.

Written by Michael Atmadja

January 21, 2011 at 6:49 pm

Posted in Engineers