The Beekman Regent's existing structure - a registered landmark - was designed by George W. Debevoise, who was at the time the Superintendent for the Board of Education. Debevoise's schools were designed in the Romanesque Revival style, constructed of brick with stone trim and meant to mirror the style of the revered Dakota building on Central Park West. This particular structure, with its brownstone and masonry fa├žade, carefully modulated the chromatic and textural quality of the Dakota. The building's finely massed gables, tower and arches are said to be the most sophisticated of Mr. Debevoise's efforts. It was placed on the National Registrar of Historical Places in 1974 due to its architectural and historical significance.