Leo J. Blackman and Rob Hegedus have formed a partnership and are now
Building on the experience Leo J. Blackman Architects has developed since 1987, BLuHR is a small, design-oriented, full-service architecture firm. We typically serve institutional clients - independent schools and churches – with Landmark properties. But we continue to take on a range of projects, including not-for-profit office space and residential work.
BLuHR is uniquely sensitive to content and context as generators of architectural form. We consider not only program, but way-finding, neighborhood environment, client culture & historical style. Our diverse portfolio of projects includes rural campus master plans and a 24,000square foot urban school addition, modern country houses and historic city apartments, church restorations and synagogue master plans. BLuHR Architects brings both the big-picture creativity and sharp focus to detail necessary to succeed in leading a design from conception to completion. Our small firm size allows for the personal involvement of the principals, often missing in larger offices. The cohesive chemistry of our staff encourages an open exchange of ideas and smooth collaboration with clients, consultants and contractors.
Leo J. Blackman, RA, Partner
has nearly 35 years of experience with design and construction in and around New York City and the lower Hudson Valley. Leo graduated with a B.A. from Brown University, and an M.Arch. (emphasis on historic preservation) from Columbia University in 1981. He has worked with Rob Hegedus since 1999. Leo has long been active with politics and preservation issues in both the city and country. He’s served as president of the Board of the Historic Districts Council (the umbrella for 500 neighborhood groups across the five boroughs), and chair of the Zoning Board of Appeals in upstate Amenia NY.
Rob Hegedus, RA, Partner
has over 17 years of experience with design and construction in NYC and New Jersey. Rob graduated with a B Arch from Syracuse University in 1998 and is registered in New York and New Jersey. He has worked with Leo Blackman for over 16 years. In that time, he has taken the lead as Project Architect for numerous projects at Village Community School, including the Woodshop, Cafeteria and 24,000 sf Addition. Rob oversaw the Church of the Ascension and coordinated the installation of the 6,000 pipe organ custom built in France. Recently, he managed the restoration of Grace Church, which was honored with the 2015 Lucy Moses Award.
Rob is excited about the new collaborative partnership of BLuHR Architects with Leo Blackman.
Our studio is located at
12 West 27th Street, Floor 17
New York, NY 10001