Barbara Van Bueren
Managing Director of Acquisitions, Design, and Marketing
Over 20 years ago, Barbara and her husband Steve Glascock founded Anbau to bridge the gap between the design and development worlds. They sought to create buildings driven by design principles, construction quality, and community context to add value to the neighborhood. In fact, the company’s name “Anbau” is German for “to add onto.”
After nearly 30 years of marriage, they are in the midst of completing two residential buildings that exemplify their firm’s mission. The first is Citizen360, a modern take on Upper East Side living. Designed by SHoP Architects, the building is located in Yorkville and offers 84 residences with views of the East River and Midtown with tranquil interiors by holistic designer Clodagh. The second is 207W79, a Morris Adjmi Architects-designed building with 19 half- and full-floor residences that uphold the grandeur of this landmarked district with a modern interpretation of pre-war apartments. Buyers are responding well as each building has seen phenomenal sales.
Anbau has also converted a Chelsea warehouse built in 1902 into eight full-floor loft apartments (136 W 22nd Street), built one of the first LEED residential projects in New York City in a Landmarks District (120 W 72nd Street), and transformed a residential hotel on Central Park South to recreate 64 pre-war apartments (110 Central Park South). Prior to founding Anbau, Barbara was a founding partner of a New York architecture firm specializing in residential design and executive director of The van Beuren Charitable Foundation, which is devoted to land conservation, planning, and historic preservation.
Barbara holds a B.A. in History from Tufts University, a M.Arch from the University of Pennsylvania (where the couple met), and an M.B.A. from the Stern School of Business at New York University.