John Belle, FAIA, was a founding partner of Beyer Blinder Belle Architects & Planners. Belle’s work focused on the restoration and revitalization of historically significant structures such as Grand Central Terminal in New York City, the Delaware Aqueduct in Pennsylvania, the Ellis Island Museum of Immigration—projects for which he was honored with the Presidential Design Award—Rockefeller Center, Old City Hall in Washington, D.C., and the Cathedral of the Blessed Sacrament in California. He was the master planner of Indiana University’s eight campuses and completed numerous projects for the State University of New York (SUNY) at Stony Brook. In 2000, SUNY Stony Brook awarded Belle an honorary doctorate in fine arts for his achievements in architecture and preservation. Belle served as president of the New York Landmarks Conservancy, was a member of the Royal Institute of British Architects, and was an honorary Fellow of the Royal Society of Architects in Wales. He received his training at the Architectural Association in London.
CFA Service: 2005–2011